Armed Forces Pensioners / Family Pensioners
This letter stipulates”
“ The awards sanctioned in this letter are in the nature of a special dispensation and will not be subject to alteration as a result of any revision of the pay and pension structure as may be sanctioned in future. Temporary and/or ad-hoc increase in pension, sanctioned from time to time, will not be admissible, in addition to these special awards. However where and for so long as awards admissible under existing rules and orders happen to be more favourable then those sanctioned hereunder, the higher entitlements will be sanctioned hereunder, the higher entitlements will be payable and the difference will be allowed as an ad-hoc grant.”
Annexure II of MoD letter of 24 February 1972 further states:
“ Officers and personnel below officer rank who are invalided out of service, will be paid, instead of a disability pension, a war injury pay, consisting of a service element and a disability element.
The service element will be equal in the amount to the normal retiring pension of the rank held at the time of disablement for the maximum service of rank and in case of JCO’s, OR’s and NCs(E) pay group also. For this purpose paid acting rank will be counted, irrespective of the period for which it was held.
The disability element for 100% disability will be equal in amount to the emoluments last drawn by the servicemen minus service element, the amount being limited to Rs 500/-.
If a serviceman, whose disability is assessed at 20%, or more, is retained in service and retires subsequently, his service element will be calculated with reference to the rank last held at the time of retirement and length of service rendered whereas disability assessed at time and rank injury incurred”
From the above, it is evident that all Officers, Jco’s and Or’s invalided out of service will receive the same service element of the rank to the maximum of the rank, irrespective of the actual service rendered.
It is only where the disability element is considered, it will vary with the number of years of service rendered.
For those retained in service, the service element will be based on pension on retirement of the rank retired in and disability element, based on the rank in which injured.
In case disability pension is rejected, you may make an appeal to the Govt. of India within 6 months through Record Office, if you feel that the disability in your case is due to service factors. Similarly family of the deceased can also make an appeal, if the claim for special family pension is rejected.
If you want to represent any problem to the office of PCDA (P) please furnish following information/particulars along with full details of your problem/grievance. You can lodge a complaint online, E-mail or by post.
This allowance is recommended by the Medical Board and is a uniform rate of Rs 3000/- irrespective of rank. An increase by 25% every time the dearness allowance payable on revised pay band goes upto 50%. The present rate is 3750/- pm. MoD letter No 16(6)/2008(2)/D(Pension/policy) dated 05 May 2009 refers.
|Percentage of Disability as assessed
by Invaliding Medical Board
|Percentage to be reckoned for
computing War Injury Element
|Less than 50||50|
|Between 50 and 75||75|
|Between 76 and 100||100|
Those who are retained in service despite the disability due to War Injury sustained under the above circumstances and retire subsequently will have as option as follows to be exercised within a period as prescribed by the Govt. from time to time: -
An ex-servicemen who is precluded from earning his lively hood on account of total or partial blindness caused as a result of his army service is awarded n merits a special pension @ Rs. 500/- p.m. This is in addition his normal Disability Pension. Sanction for grant of Special Pension in each case in accorded by the Ministry on report of record officer through Pr.CDA(P) Allahabad. Based on the above sanction special pension is notified through PPO by Pr. CDA (P) Allahabad. Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 12 SB(8)/52-2001/958/D(Res) dated 16.11.2001. A special pension to blind soldier is admissible who is precluded from earning his livelihood on account of total or partial blindness caused as a result of his military service subject to fulfillment of the following conditions:-