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Thursday, 22 June 2017

GOVERNMENT ORDER SOON ON DISABILITY PENSION

Disability Pension for Defence Pensioners: The retention of percentage-based regime of disability pension implemented post 6th CPC, which the 7th CPC had recommended to be replaced by a slab-based system.

‘Government order on disability pension soon’

In a move that will address one of the long-standing concerns of ex-servicemen, the government is set to accept the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission on disability pension, which will streamline the process and reduce litigation.

“Disability pension has been a major cause of concern among veterans. A slab-based system to determine disability pension will be introduced soon, which will broad-base the system and address most of the concerns. A government order is expected to be issued soon,” a defence source said on Friday.


The ‘percentage of disability’, which states the extent of incapacitation of the soldier, is determined by a board at the time of retirement and then validated by the pension office.

Source:- The Hindu

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