The government has decided to provide medical and festival allowances to the spouse and disabled children of retired civil servants, after their death, even if they have withdrawn 100% of their pension.
A new notification issued by Finance Division on Sunday said the facility will be effective from February 1, 2016.
According to the notification, the widow or widower and disabled children of the employees will get life-long medical treatment and two festival allowances annually.
The elderly husband will receive a monthly medical allowance and two festival allowances annually for a maximum of 15 years from the date of the pension withdrawal, the notification said.
However, the widow or widower husband will not get the benefit if they remarry.
The percentage of festival allowance will be determined based on the percentage of the monthly pension, if they did not withdraw 100% of the pension.
It was mentioned in the circular that if the widow or widower withdrew medical or festival allowances before February 1, 2016, then the amount will be adjusted from the subsequent medical or festival allowance.