In a case if both the husband and wife were serving the country's central government and upon the death of both of them their dependent children will be eligible to receive up to two pensions capped at maximum Rs. 1.25 lakh per month.
The rules governing the above provision are provided under sub rule (11) of rule 54 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972 that states that in case both the husband and wife worked with the central government then their surviving children or child is or are eligible for 2 family pensions against the death of their parents.
Furthermore, in a case the central government employee who died either while in job or after retirement, the family pension in respect of the deceased parent, shall be payable to the surviving wife or husband.
Old pension limits
Previously in a case if the surviving child or children were eligible for two pensions then the monthly cap was at Rs. 45000 per month.
Also, the limit of Rs. 45000 became applied in a case if one of the family pension ceased to be payable at the rate specified in subrule (3) of Rule 54, and in lieu thereof the family pension at the rate mentioned in sub-rule (2) of Rule 54 became payable.
In respect of the sub rule(2) of Rule 54, if both the family pensions were payable then a limit of Rs. 27000 per month became applicable.
Such limits of Rs. 45000 and Rs. 27000 pension to be paid on a monthly basis under Rule 54(11) of CCS Rules were computed at the rate of 50 per cent and 30 per cent respectively of the highest pay Rs 90,000 per month recommended by the 6th Pay Commission.
New Pension limits under 7th Pay Commission
Now as the highest pay in the central government service after the implementation of 7th pay commission has been revised to Rs. 2.5 lakh per month, the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare for the purpose of benefitting the surviving children of the deceased central government employee brought about a change in the two pension limits.
The two limits as per the official notification have been revised to Rs. 1.25 lakh and 0.75 lakh per month, respectively.