Government of the Punjab, Office of the Accountant General Punjab, Lahore had issued a clarification regarding the admissibility of family pension to a widower who has more than one wife. Details are as under:
A reference was made to the Government of the Pun jab, Finance Department, Lahore for clarification the point whether a widower, who had co-wives before the death of his wife, viz the death of the deceased Government Servant is eligible for family pension and the condition of remarriage is not applicable in such case.
2. It has been clarified by the Government of the Punjab, Finance Department, Lahore vide letter No.FD.SR-III-4-114/89 dated 03.02.2000 as under:
The widower, having two or more wives and one or more of them are in Government Service, will be entitled to family pension of his first deceased wife for life or until remarriage.
If the widower is an earning hand it makes no difference and he is entitled to family pension for life or until remarriage.
You are requested to bring this to the notice of all concerned such clarification and to act accordingly