1) Admissible Provisional pension and provisional gratuity should be sanctioned by the Head of Office if he is of the opinion that the Government servant is likely to retire before his pension or gratuity or both can be finally assessed and settled in accordance with the relevant rules.
2) If the date of retirement arrived is 1st day of a month then the Date of Retirement shall be taken as last day of the preceding month.FR 56 as amended.
3) In the case of a missing Government servant/pensioner, family pension can be paid after a period of one year from the date of issue of the report by police authority.
4) Dependent parents and unmarried daughter/unmarried sister up to the age of 21 years or marriage whichever is earlier are now included in the definition of family for the purpose of consideration for grant of family pension with effect from 20/08/2015.
5) Normal family pension is now at an uniform rate of 30% of pay last drawn, subject to a minimum of Rs. 1800(w.e.f. 01/01/2006)
6) In the event of death of a family pensioner, the arrears of family pension is automatically payable to the eligible member of the family next in line. Succession certificate for payment of the arrears is required only in such cases where there is no family member eligible to receive family pension after the death of the family pensioner.
7) With effect from 01/01/2006, in case of a Government Servant retiring in accordance with the provisions of as (P) Rules 1969 as amended after completing qualifying service of not less than ten years, proportionate pension is admissible.
8)The maximum limit of all types of gratuity has been raised to Rs. 7 lakhs w.e.f. 01/04/2009 and Rs. 15lakhas w.e.f. 01/04/2016.
9) Dearness Allowance admissible on the date of retirement/death is included in the emoluments for the purpose of computing DCRG and service gratuity.