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IF BOTH HUSBAND AND WIFE ARE PENSIONERS AND ONE OF THEM DIES, THEN FAMILY PENSION IS ADMISSIBLE TO THE SPOUSE OF A DECEASED CIVIL SERVANT (WIDOW (WIFE) / WIDOWER (HUSBAND)) FOR LIFE OR UNTIL RE-MARRIAGE W.E.F. 01-03-1992. PRIOR TO THIS, THE WIDOWER WAS ENTITLED TO THE FAMILY PENSION FOR A PERIOD OF 10 (TEN) YEARS OR UN-EXPIRED PERIOD OF 10 YEARS (SEE RULE 4.7 AND 4.10 OF THE PUNJAB CIVIL SERVICES PENSION RULES AND GOVERNMENT OF THE PUNJAB, FINANCE DEPARTMENT'S LETTER DATED: 15th JANUARY, 1997).