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  • #3476

    Respected sir,

    My father was a retired BSNL employee and he deceased on 5/11/2017 , my mother will receive the pension now, also i have an unmarried elder sister attaining age of 40 years old, can i enroll her name for family pension.

    Thanking you.

    Regards

    Niraj kumar Bharati,
    Bara bazar near puja pandal ,
    Tinsukia, Assam, 786125

  • #3490

    Please note that in the circumstances mentioned by you, as per the rules applicable to Central Government employees (rules should be similar for BSNL employees, I presume), the family pension shall not be payable to more than one member of the family at the same time. As per the rules, if a deceased Government servant or pensioner leaves behind a widow, the family pension shall become payable to the widow, failing which to the eligible child. Therefore, till the widow of the retired employee survives, the child of the employee is not entitled to any family pension. In view of this, at present, your sister would not be eligible for family pension and such family pension would be payable only to your mother till she is alive.

    Also see, Family pension to unmarried daughter of more than 25 years age.

         


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