Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Competent Medical Officer/Board for issuing certificate of disability for the purpose of family pension under rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 — reg.

No.1/18/01-P&PW(E)(Vol.II) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions 
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
the 5th November, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Competent Medical Officer/Board for issuing certificate of disability for the purpose of family pension under rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 — reg.
Reference is invited to this department’s Office Memorandum of even number dated 30th September, 2014 on the above subject.
2. It had been conveyed that for grant of family pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules,
1972, the authority competent to issue disability certificate would be as specified in the guidelines issued by the M/o Health & Family Welfare Notification No.S.13020/1/2010, dated 18.6.2010, in pursuance of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Right and Full Participation) Rules, 1996. It had also been conveyed that for the past cases, the disability certificate issued either in pursuance of the guidelines, dated 18.06.2010 or in pursuance of rule 54 (6) of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall be acceptable.
3. As per Section 2(p) of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, “medical authority” means any hospital or institution specified for the purposes of this Act by notification by the appropriate Government. In pursuance of this, State Governments/UT administrations are required to notify the medical authorities to issue disability certificate.
4. In addition to the authorities indicated in para 2 above, for grant of family pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, including past cases, the authority competent to issue disability certificate would be any hospital or institution specified as a Medical Authority for the purposes of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act by notification by the Central Government or a State Government or a Union Territory Administration.
(D.K.Solanki)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Phone: 24644632
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