The issue has direct link to this post of 30 Nov 2013.
As explained in the above post, the counting of Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) or otherwise in pensionary benefits of central govt doctors remained controversial leading to a spate of litigation.
The NPA was released in some cases and after doctors lost their case in the judgement rendered by the Supreme Court in BJ Akkara’s case, the amount was ordered to be recovered by the Ministry of Defence.
Now the Defence Ministry has issued instructions to waive the future recovery on humanitarian grounds and the said letter can be accessed by clicking here.
However with the Supreme Court rendering a detailed judgement coming to the conclusion that NPA needs to be added for pensionary purposes and observing that the correct facts were hidden from the Supreme Court in Col BJ Akkara’s case, this may not yet be the end of the story.