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EXEMPTION OF HOUSE/PROPERTY TAX SERVING/EX-DEFENCE PERSONNEL
Municipal Authorities of Mehsana and Junagadh Districts in Gujarat State have granted complete exemption of House/Property Tax to serving and Ex Defence personnel residing in the area. Municipal authority of Jamnagar District has also granted partial exemption of House/Property Tax to serving and Ex Defence personnel residing in their area. Affected personnel may contact concerned District Municipal Authority / District Sainik Board for assistance.
GRANT OF FAMILY PENSION TO CHILDLESS WIDOW OF ARMED FORCES OFFICERS AND PERSONNEL BELOW OFFICER RANK
1. The childless widow of a deceased Armed Forces personnel shall continue to be paid family pension even after her remarriage subject to the condition that the family pension shall cease once her independent income from all sources becomes equal to or higher than the minimum prescribed family pension in the Central Government.
2. Consequent upon receipt of certain references from various quarter seeking clarification regarding applicability of above mentions in cases where death of a employee took place prior to 1.1.2006 and childless widow of the deceased employees got remarried before or on after 1.1.2006, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, new Delhi vide their OM NO 1/4/2011-P&PW(E) dated 1st April, 2011 has decided in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) that the childless widow of a deceased employee who expired before 1.1.2006, shall also be eligible for family pension irrespective of the fact that the remarriage of the widow had taken place prior to/on or after 1.1.2006 subject to fulfillment of other conditions. The financial benefits in such cases has, however, been allowed from 1.1.2006.
3. The matter has been examined in this Ministry and it has been decided that the provisions of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, New Delhi above said OM dated 1st April 2011 shall mutatis mutandis apply to the Armed Forces Personnel.
Authority : Government of India Ministry of Defence Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare Letter No. 1(6)/2011(Pen-Policy) dated 06th Jan 2011.
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