The Union government recently cleared the revised pension benefits as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.
The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has notified acceptance of pay panel’s recommendations for the pensioners.
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The ceiling of gratuity has also been enhanced from the existing Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.
The Commission had also recommended the ceiling on gratuity to be raised by 25 per cent whenever Dearness Allowance rises by 50 per cent. These proposals have been accepted by the government.
There has been a substantial increase in payment of ex-gratia lump sum compensation for civil and defence forces personnel, payable to the next of kin.