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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Additional Ex-gratia lumpsum payment to invalided personnel as per Union budget announcement : Implemented for defence services finally

This is with reference to the blogpost of 09 May 2011 wherein it was informed that as announced by the Finance Minister during the Union budget, orders for a fresh scheme for grant of a lumpsum ex-gratia amount for invalided personnel had been issued on the civil side for Central Armed Police Forces (formerly known as Central Paramilitary Forces). 


The said orders have been issued for defence services now, effective from the same date as applicable to civil personnel. 

Defence personnel disabled with attributable / aggravated disabilities and consequently invalided out shall now be entitled to Rs 900,000 (Nine Lacs) for 100% disability, proportionately reduced for lesser percentage of disability. The said lumpsum shall be applicable for people with 20% or above disability and the provisions of broad-banding or rounding-off of percentage for purposes of calculation of disability element shall not be applicable for computation of the newly introduced ex-gratia lumpsum.

The scheme is a fresh welfare measure with no connection with the recommendations of the pay commission and hence shall be made applicable only to those personnel who were invalided out / boarded out with more than 20% disability after 01-04-2011.

This ex-gratia lumpsum shall be in addition to the war-injury pension / disability pension / CAA etc and other welfare related schemes.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Fantastic NEWS. Nobody wants to avail this but if God forbid if it happens, this is an welcome benefit. Thank you Maj Navdeep for posting this important piece of information.Regards Doctor

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info.May no body need it but just in case atleast it is there.What about BB to pre 1996 defence retirees on similar lines as for civilians of pre 1996, who have been authorised long time back.After Buttar vs UOI case in Mar 2011 it was expected that the same will in all likelyhood be implemented for defence personnel too.Anything known regarding the case ,progress etc.
Thanks in advance

GURDEEP SINGH
GROUP CAPTAIN (Retd )

kprakash650 said...

Nice, but belated. And that it takes the iniative CAPF or MHA to provide something similar to our brethren is a sad commentary on state of affairs.
It is only here that we had caste system within the 'dead and disabled' like pre-Kargil, post kargil , 'kargil with in kargil theatre' and 'kargil outside kargil'. Hope the situation is ameliorated with the new order.

Anonymous said...

@navdeep,
can u pl point to the link whr govt notification for ex-gratia lump sum for invalidment can be found

Anonymous said...

will this be applicable to all pers retiring with disability since all of them are to be treated as invalided out at the time of retitement ?

dev said...

My dear Navdeep,

Would you mind updating about the current position of broad banding of disability element for superannuating officers as there were many judgements by AFT and High courts in past two years. Or should we individually file the cases in AFT.Please update...thanks

Anonymous said...

Maj Navdeep,
Sorry for putting this in this post.

There is some news on 90paisa.blogspot.com that granting of one additional increment to government sevants whose date of next increment fell between 01 february 2006 to 01 july 2006 has been accepted by the national anomaly committee during their meeting on 05 january 2012.
I hope it will be applicable for defence services personnel as well.
may i request major navdeep to comment please.

BC said...

Is it applicable for those disable people also, having more than 20% disability (actually a Battle Casualty) who are retiring in normal course of time?

sgt.s.kanthiah said...

Dear Major Sir,

It is a wonderful informations sir.
We shall intimate to the eligible invalided veterans in our areas.

Thanking you,
Sgt.S.Kanthiah
Exwel Trust.

col gd rampal said...

Dear Sir,
pl clarify if those ex-service men who retd from service with disability pen more than 20percent and thus drawing monthly dis pen, are also entitled to Additional EX-GRATIA LUM SUM PAYMENT annouced by the Govt and method of claiming the same.
COL GD RAMPAL RETD

Harry said...

Col Rampal

Dear Sir,

Pls read the following text carefully and you will get your answer:-

"The scheme is a fresh welfare measure with no connection with the recommendations of the pay commission and hence shall be made applicable only to those personnel who were invalided out / boarded out with more than 20% disability after 01-04-2011."

COL LAMBA said...

PRE 2006 RETIREE KINDLY SEE
GOVERNMENT FILES APPEAL AGAINST JUDGMENT ON MODIFIED PARITY IN PENSION
LEGAL BATTLE FOR JUSTICE CONTINUES FOR PENSIONERS

The Government has filed an Appeal against the 1ST November 2011 judgment of the Principal Bench of Delhi Central Administrative Tribunal on modified parity in pension to the pensioners retired prior to 1.1.2006. You may remember that the Principal Bench of Delhi CAT had directed implementation of OM dated 1.9.2008 based on the Government's Resolution dated 29.08.2008 accepting the recommendation of 6th CPC for modified parity of pension to pre 1.1.2006 pensioners by nullifying the clarificatory orders issued subsequently that denied the real content of the 6th CPC recommendation as accepted earlier by the Union Cabinet through its Resolution dated 29.08.2008. However now the Government has filed an Appeal against the judgment of the CAT.

The legal battle therefore is not over for the pensioners.


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COL LAMBA said...

DEAR FRIENDS
1.DO YOU KNOW ALL OF US ARE ENTITLED TO RESTORE FULL PENSION AFTER 13 YEARS INSTEAD OF 15 YEARS. THE COURT HAS PASSED JUDGEMENT 36 YEARS AGO VIDE [ONLY EXTRACT ATTACHED ]
2. I APPLIED FOR RESTORATION & REPLY CAME SO FAR GOVT IMPLEMENTATION LETTER NOT RECEIVED
3.HOW MANY HAVE GONE TO HEAVEN WITHOUT GETTING THEIR DUES
4. WE MUST FILE CONTEMPT PETITION FOR BENEFIT OF ALL
5.SO MANY CHIEF'S ,MOD.MOF OVER THE YEARS HAVE DONE NOTHING FOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION
COL LAMBA
PETITIONER:
"COMMON CAUSE" A REGISTERED SOCIETY AND OTHERS
Vs.
RESPONDENT:
UNION OF INDIA
DATE OF JUDGMENT09/12/1986
BENCH:
MISRA RANGNATH
BENCH:
MISRA RANGNATH
BHAGWATI, P.N. (CJ)
CITATION:
1987 AIR 210 1987 SCR (1) 497
1987 SCC (1) 142 JT 1986 991
1986 SCALE (2)974
CITATOR INFO :
RF 1988 SC1407 (3)
R 1988 SC2125 (3)
D 1990 SC1228 (1)
ACT:
Central Civil Services (Commutation. of Pension) Rules,
1981-Commuted value of pension--Deduction from monthly
pension-Restoration of--After completion of 15 years from
date of retirement--Both for Civilian employees and Armed
Forces personnel--Benefit effective from April 1, 1985.
HEADNOTE:
The Central Civil Services (Commutation of Pension)
Rules, 1981 are the rules applicable to civilian employees
under the Government of India. In regard to Defence personnel a similar set of regulations is in force. In the case of
civilians the total amount of pension which can be commuted
is upto one third, while in the case of Defence personnel,
commutation is admissible upto 43% in the case of officers
and upto 45% in respect of other ranks.
In petitions under Article 32, the petitioners have
asked for striking down certain provisions of the said Rules
as they permit the Union to recover more than what is paid
to the pensioners upon commutation and for a direction that
an appropriate scheme rationalising the provisions relating
to commutation be brought into force because there has been
a substantial improvement in the life expectancy of the
people, and since commutation portion out of the pension is
ordinarily recovered within about 12 years, there is no
justification for fixing the period at 15 years.

COL LAMBA said...

IV CPC Rank Pay Case Update as on 26 Apr 2012
COME SEPTEMBER!!
The case was listed today in apex court no 7 at item no 2. As usual the Solicitor General (SG) was on his legs. In juducial parlance it means that he is on another case in another court hence not available. The UOI asked for a pass over/or next week. The court said it can be only listed after vacation (May/Jun). RDOA requested for as soon as the courts open after vacation in July to which the court replied that they are already heavily loaded. Earliest can be September, so be it.!!! Let me assure you that there is no helplessness /anger / depression or frustration. It only makes your resolve more stronger. Greater nuisance value lies ahead when the court orders implementation of its order of 08 Mar 2010. RDOA is prepared for all.

"If Mahatma Gandhi would have got depressed / shown helplessness India would never have got freedom"

We wait for September.