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Monday, October 19, 2009

Govt of India enhances pension of Pakistani Army pensioners receiving pension on behalf of Pak Govt and Burmese Army pensioners / family pensioners

Yes, people may not be aware of this but the Govt of India (on behalf of the Pak Govt) pays pension to displaced Pak Army pensioners who are Indian citizens and settled here. Our Govt also pays pension to Burmese military pensioners and family pensioners. This pension is technically known as ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance.

Consequent to the recommendations of the 6th CPC, the Govt of India has increased this allowance to Rs 3500/- per month to armed forces pensioners and family pensioners from Pakistan and Burma. Payment of Dearness Relief would be over and above this amount.

In another progressive move to help out Burmese pensioners, the Govt of India has tweaked its policy on the subject to remove some hardships. The Govt of India pays the difference between the minimum pension amount applicable in India and the amount paid by the Myanmar Govt. The payment of pension to Burmese pensioners by Govt of India is based on the pension rules in vogue in Burma which provide that family pension is only to be paid for a period of 10 years from the date of death of the employee / pensioner or till the date the deceased would have attained the age of 65, whichever is earlier. The Govt of India has now decided not to discontinue family pension as is provided under the Myanmarese rules and the extra burden would be absorbed by Govt of India.

Orders to the effect can be accessed by clicking here.


BC said...

Thoughtfullness on the part of our Govt

Anonymous said...

Dear Navdeep,
thats a good gesture by the Govt. Is it also true that the Govt is planning to implement full col in 18 years for all three services shortly. It is also believed that the file has been approved at PMO

Anonymous said...

Navdeep why have u gone in hibernation? At least moderate and post the bloggers comment.

kindly give a link to www.soldierscorner.blogspot.com it is quite informative.

Veteran Prabhjot Singh Chhatwal said...

Dear Navdeep,
Regards.It is for the general information that so called 'Pakistani Army pensioners' are Indian Nationals, who served in Indian Army, retired before the partition and migrated to India at the time of patition. The units, from where they retired, were allocated to Pakistan Army at the time of partition.As such, to call them Pakistani Army Pensioners is, basically,wrong and the Govt of india is doing them no extra favour by paying them the pension equal to other (Indian) pensioners who retired in India after the partition.