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What are the rules for age relaxation for ex-servicemen for various levels of posts in the central government? (Ex-Sgt Murugan)
All rules regarding age relaxation are available on the DoPT website. These can be accessed by clicking here.
What is the rate of Constant Attendance Allowance (CAA) and is it applicable to paramilitary personnel? (Ashok Khanna)
The rate of CAA is Rs 3000/- and it is applicable to civilian pensioners who fulfill the prescribed conditions w.e.f 01-01-2006.
Is DA/DR admissible on CAA? (Ex-Hav Avtar Singh)
Dearness Relief is not admissible, but CAA is increased by 25% whenever the rate of DA/DR reaches 50%.
Our son died in Siachen Glacier due to exposure to extreme cold but has not been declared a battle casualty and liberlalised family pension has also not been paid to us. What is the actual position? (Mrs ABC)
You are entitled to liberalized family pension since the death of your son is an operational death under OP Meghdoot. In fact, your case is covered by the judgement of the Supreme Court in the case of Union of India Vs Harjinder Singh. You may contact the Records Office and they shall surely take up the case in the correct perspective. In case your son was an officer, you may contact the Man Power Directorate (MP Directorate) at RK Puram, New Delhi, they are extremely helpful. This issue can be resolved in-house by the Army HQ.
I am a Short Service Commissioned Officer released on completion of terms with an attributable disability but not being paid my service element. I am only receiving disability element of pension. Am I entitled to service element? (Capt SS Raghav)
Yes, you are fully entitled to it since w.e.f 30-08-2006, the Govt of India has issued instructions to release service element at par with regular officers to all non-regular officers released on completion of terms.
Is addition of 100% pension on attaining the age of 100 years admissible on disability pension also? (Ram Avtar)
Congratulations on your relative attaining 100 years of age. Yes, it is applicable to disability pension and also to family pension.
I retired as a Time Scale Naik in 1993. A person who had joined service with me and was also discharged with me on the same date is getting more pension than me. How is this possible (Prem Nath)
Naiks who retired between 1986 and 1996 with 15+ years of service were made eligible for pension by treating their qualifying service as 17 years. Your batch-mate may have received the said benefit while you may not have. You may contact the concerned Records Office and they shall definitely resolve the issue and get a corrigendum PPO issued.