No. TA-3-07001/6/20’21-T A-III/cs 6776/92
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Office of Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E-Block, GPO Complex, INA,
New Delhi :

Dated: 09.03.2023

Office Memorandum

Subject: Payment of family pension to the eligible family members of the Central Govt. employees covered under NPS-Reg.

This office has received references regarding payment of family pension to the eligible family members of deceased NPS employees who were not allotted PRAN Number.

2. In this regard, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare has clarified that neither starting of NPS contribution nor PRAN generation is essential, for payment of pensionery benefits to the eligible family member of the deceased NPS employee in the event of his death, subject to fulfillment of other conditions of grant of these benefits.

3, All the Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs/ (ICs) of the Ministries/ Departments are, therefore, requested to take cognizance of above clarification in settling similar cases.

(Parul Gupta)
Dy. Controller General of Accounts


All Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs (IC) of the Ministries/ Deptts. concerned. :