Special Family Pension
10.2.34 The Services have sought that the Special Family Pension be enhanced and be paid at the rate of 80 percent of last drawn reckonable emoluments from the existing rate of 60 percent. Increase in rate, it is contended, is justified as the widow is not extended government employment unlike widow of civilian Central Government servant, when the spouse dies in service.
Analysis and Recommendations
10.2.35 The recommendations of the Commission in relation to pay of defence forces personnel will lead to a significant increase in the pay drawn and therefore in the ‘last pay drawn.’ No further increase in the existing rate of Special Family Pension is therefore recommended by the Commission.