10th Bipartite Settlement – Definition of Family
Definition of ‘Family’
In substitution of Clause 18 of the Bipartite Settlement dated 27th April 2010, for the purpose of medical facilities and for the purpose of leave fare concession, the expression ‘family’ of an employee shall mean –
(i) the employee’s spouse, wholly dependent unmarried children (including step children and legally adopted children) wholly dependent physically and mentally challenged brother/ sister with 40% or more disability, widowed daughters and dependent divorced/ separated daughters, sisters including unmarried/ divorced/ abandoned or separated from husband/ widowed sisters, as also parents wholly dependent on the employee.
(ii) The term wholly dependent family member shall mean such member of the family having a monthly income not exceeding ₹10,000/- p.m. If the income of one of the parents exceeds ₹10,000/- p.m. or the aggregate income of both the parents exceeds ₹10,000/- p.m., both the parents shall not be considered as wholly dependent on the employee.
(iii) A married female employee may include her natural / legal parents or parentsin-law under the definition of family, but not both, provided that the parents/parents-in-law are wholly dependent on her.
Note: For the purpose of medical expenses reimbursement scheme, for all employees, any two of the dependent parents/ parents-in-law shall be covered.