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FAMILY

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RELIEF

The Family Relief scheme envisages payment of monthly monetary relief to the
dependants of employees who die in harness while in service due to natural
reasons or due to accidents arising out of and in the course of
employment.
The scheme is optional in lieu of employment and the option for family
relief in lieu of employment once exercised shall be final and irrevocable.
The scheme also covers Contract / INDCOSERVE Employees provided, the
death is due to Industrial Accident.
The scheme shall be implemented in respect of deaths occurring on or after
01-10-1989.
Those eligible for family relief are as under:
Eligible beneficiary
Spouse of deceased
employee

In case spouse predeceases, the eldest


son or eldest unmarried
daughter

Basic eligible criteria


Spouse will get the amount upto the age of 58

1. In case of eldest son - will get the amount upto


the age of 28 or till employment, which ever is
earlier.
2. In case of unmarried daughter - will get the
amount upto the age of 28 or till getting married,
which ever is earlier.

NLC employees - Death on account of natural cause / Industrial accidents


Contract / Indcoserve employees - Death on account of Industrial accidents
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The rates of payment (w.e.f 01-04-2010) of Family Relief to widows in lieu of


employment will be as follows:
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No.

Category

Latest
enhancement

Natural Death of NLC employees while in service

Rs. 6,750/

Death of NLC employees as a result of accident


arising out and in the course of employment

Rs. 8,500/

Death of Contract workmen due to accident


arising out of and in the course of employment

Rs. 5,100/

PROCEDURE FOR CLAIMING OF FAMILY RELIEF:


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The spouse of the deceased employee / contract / Indcoserve workmen has to


approach the H.R Department concerned where the employee last worked
before his demise and submit a requisition claiming family relief in lieu of
employment.
After submission of the claim, the individual has to fill in an application in the
prescribed format and submit necessary documents as sought by the concerned
H.R Department..
After submission of the necessary documents, the individual will be advised to
present before a committee for briefing and scrutiny of documents.
In order to expedite the family relief claims, committees have been constituted
with specific functional areas viz. Mines, Thermal, Other Offices, Regional
Offices and NTPL.
Subsequent to the briefing and scrutiny of the documents by the above
respective committees, the report of the committee will be forwarded to
Employee Services Wing for verification.

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On receipt of the committee report, the Employee Services Wing will advise the
claimant to report for document verification on a specific date, which will be done
by a committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Chief of Employee
Services wing.
The required verifications done in Employee Services Wing are as under:
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Self Declaration by the claimant & Statement from an serving employee of
the Corporation
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Original legal heir certificate is obtained
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Age Verification :
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In case of claimant being educated Verification with school
authorities with regard to DOB is carried out. In case the DOB is
found to be bogus, the age is arrived as in (ii) below.
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In case of claimant being uneducated the age which ever is
higher in the documents viz. Legal heir certificate / Ration Card /
Voter ID card / Service Book / Service Card / Medical Identification
Book of NLC / Self Declaration is taken into account.
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Employment verification : clearance is obtained from the following
departments with regard to any other member of the deceased employee
already working in the Corporation
i. Central Recruitment Cell
ii. INDCOSERVE Society.
After completion of the required verification, approval of the competent authority
is sought and after the approval, family relief sanction order is sent to the
claimant..
On receipt of the sanction order, the claimant is required to approach the H.R
Department concerned where the deceased employee had worked, for getting
the payment of arrears, if any and monthly payment thereafter.