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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Disability and Casualty Pensionary award notifications for both pre and post-2006 pensioners

The govt has published the orders for revision of disability / war injury / liberalised / special family pension(s). Separate orders have been issued for pre-2006 and post-2006 pensioners. The only negative aspect of the pre-2006 orders is that the old pensioners have not been shifted from the flat ‘slab’ rates to the ‘percentage’ rates as had been recommended by the 6th CPC. Only post 01st January 2006 retirees have been granted the benefit of percentage based system.

Click here to access the notification for post-2006 retirees

Click here to access the notification for pre-2006 retirees

Post-2006 orders in brief

As earlier, disability pension shall comprise of two elements – service element and disability element.

Service Element of Disability Pension to be equal to Service Pension.

Disability Element (DE) to be granted @ 30% of basic emoluments for 100% disability proportionately decreased for lesser disability. Basic emoluments to include basic pay, grade pay and MSP and NPA if applicable. DE shall be subject to a minimum of Rs 3100 for 100% disability.

In case disability is above 60%, the total disability pension shall not be less than 60% of emoluments last drawn subject to a minimum of Rs 7000.

War Injury element for 100% disability shall be paid equal to total emoluments last drawn proportionately decreased for lesser percentage of disability. Of course this war injury element is paid in addition to the service element (service pension).

Constant Attendance Allowance notified @ Rs 3000 per month.

Special Family Pension shall now be subject to a minimum of Rs 7000 per month.

Pre-2006 orders in brief

For 100% disability, the rates of disability element stand increased to the following :

Officers : Rs 5880 (Rs 11670 for War Injury element)

JCOs : Rs 4300 (Rs 8600 for WIE)

Other Ranks : Rs 3510 (Rs 7020 for WIE)

Constant Attendance Allowance increased to Rs 3000 per month.

Special Family and Liberalised Family Pension shall be subject to a minimum of Rs 7000 per month.

Thank You.

13 comments:

Regular said...

Both (pre 06 & post 06) links point to the pre 06 order. Please rectfy the link.

Anonymous said...

The orders for pre Jan 2006 retirees give practically no benefits, they are already getting what has been recommended.The diffence between pre Jan 2006 and post 2006 retirees is as good as 200%. Max for pre 2006 retirees is 5880 whileas max for post 2006 retiree Lt col is 37000+8000+6000 is 15300. for higher ranks it will be more. Now it will become another case for OROP. Navdeep could you please comment if possible as this seems to be gross injustice to the disabled veterans.

BC said...

Dear Navdeep Sir,
A heartiest thanks from a war wounded soilder.
BC

Anonymous said...

Can you please clarify if the disability pension is applicable to defense personnel after normal retirement....

Navdeep / Maj Navdeep Singh said...

Anony @ 11.17

You are absolutely right in your obsn.

In fact the MAX of what a 100% disabled pre-06 retired Lt Col can get is close to Rs 6000 per month while the MIN of what a post-06 retired Lt Col would be about 16000.

Unfair.


@BC

Sir, what did I do ? I just posted the notifications :-)

bsk said...

Dear Navdeep,
DP orders for Pre2006 are unbelievable!!Why this discrmenation of this lot vis-a-vis Post2006 & ALL Civilians of all vintage??It is a massive & mischievies annomally created by ESM Dept of MOD!! 6CPC Recommendations,approved by GOI, clearly say DP at 30%of pay & nowhere saying that it is not to be given to pre2006 pensioners.Service Chiefs/HQ's & all ESM organisations(IESM,IESL etc )must reject this illogical move by baboos to further create disparities.
Navdeep you are requested to do the needful,if you agree with my comments.

Anonymous said...

Clarifications on whether voluntary retirement personnel are eligible for disability pension is still awaited.

Navdeep / Maj Navdeep Singh said...

Anony at 1.46.

Clarification or no clarification, the Hon'ble Courts have already ruled that DP is admissible to Voluntary Retirees and the said view has been endorsed by the Hon'ble Supreme Court too.

B C Vasundhra said...

Now what do we have to say!!!It is not the services which is being degraded It is the moral fabric of the Nation is being degraded. I ask a question is it the same principle and yard stick being applied for our civilian counterparts? Were the pre and post 2006 disabled were serving separate Ind Army? At least I will not be surprised if in near future similar mockery is done with bravery awards. Those who cannot respect living wounded veterans dont have any right to lay wreaths on the tombs of departed ones.Amen

mp said...

Dear Navdeep,
Each order being issued by the MoD is leading to new anomalies leading to further demoralisation/frustration amongst the serving and retired fraternity. It seems that it is a deliberate attempt on the part of bureaucracy to create so many anomalies that the AFs get jumbled up in prioritising them. Why can't the bureaucracy show some positive attitude towards AFs and have the orders vetted by service HQs before issuing them to avoid any further dissent.

Anonymous said...

Cud u please post a comparative table between fauji vis a vis civilians with regards to disability pension. Thanks.

D.P.K. said...

Dear Navdeep
Thank you so much . I have learnt that teh Army HQ is contesting award of disabilty pension to officers - they say pension orders allwo fro DP to OR but not for OfficersThey are contesting thsi in HC of Delhi
It is unfair tos ay teh elast I am a officer with Gun shot wounds adn grenade blast and i have applied fo premature release I have been iformed that Iwill not be eligible for DP
Is that legal on aprt of teh Army

Anonymous said...

Dear Navdeep,
Is a pensioner with disability authorised commutation on disability element? And is DA admissible on DE?
Thanks