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Friday, February 1, 2019

Ministry of Defence enhances the minimum payout to casualty pensionary awards to a basic pension of Rs 18000


The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued orders for basing the minimum basic pension @ Rs 18000 for disability pensioners (combined rate of service element/service pension + Disability Element), war injury pensioners, liberalized family pensioners and special family pensioners.

The orders of the MoD dated 29th January 2019 can be accessed by clicking here.

The above orders have been issued in consequence of directions of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) issued for all such pensioners under various ministries, issued on 12th October 2017.

The original orders of the DoPPW can be accessed here.

Note may be taken of the fact that the orders are likely to only affect cases wherein the existing total payout is less than Rs 18,000. For example, in a case where the total of basic service element/service pension plus disability element is currently less than Rs 18,000, the same will be upgraded to the said amount.