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Sunday, 23 July 2017

SCHOLASHIPS BY KENDRIYA SAINIK BOARD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN OF ESM/WIDOWS

SCHOLASHIPS BY KENDRIYA SAINIK BOARD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN OF ESM/WIDOWS OF THE RANK OF HAVILDARS & BELOW AND EQUIVALENT RANKS IN NAVY AND AIR FORCE FOR THE FY 2017-18

PLEASE READ THE SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS CAREFULLY, IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE PLEASE APPLY YOU WILL GET RS.12000 FOR ONE CHILD AND RS.24,000 FOR TWO CHILDREN. DO NOT MISS IT.

AIM
To provide scholarship to up to a maximum two dependent children. of ESM or their widows up to the ranks of Hav in the Army and equivalent in Navy and Air Force and widows for PG degree course. This is applicable for classes 1 to 12 of school and undergraduate classes of a degree college. This is admissible to widows who wish to pursue 2 years PG courses. This is not applicable for any of the professional or technical courses/degrees.

ELIGIBILITY
(a) The applicant Must be an ESM/Widow/Orphan dependent.
(b) The applicant should be of the rank of Havildar or equivalent and below.
(c) The child should have passed the previous class.
(d) The application should be recommended by the Zilla Saink Board. (e) The applicant should not be drawing education allowance from state govt. or his employer.

APPLICATION FORM
The application should be made on line in www.ksb.gov.in web site. The following documents are required.

(a) Service document/Discharge containing personal particulars/service particulars and family particulars.
(b) ESM/Widow ID card..
(c) Mark sheet of child/children.
(d) Part II order wherever applicable.
(e) Self certificate. (Model is given here) (f) Details of Bank account.
(g) Copy of Aadhaar card.

CUT OFF DATES FOR THE FY 2017-18

FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FROM 1ST STD. TO 9TH STD…………………30.09.2017

FOR CLASSES 10TH AND 12TH ……………………………………… 30.10.2017

FOR UNDERGRADUATE CLASSES…………………………………30.11.2017.

Those who want help to apply, please send the above documents with the following particulars.

FOR REGISTRATION
1. Pass port size photo of the applicant.
2. Name
3. Service No.
4. ESM ID Card No.
5. Type of Service: Army/Navy/Air force/Coast Guard
6. Rank
7. Name of Rajys Saink Board (RSB)
8. Name of Zilla Saink Board (ZSB)
9. Date of Birth of applicant.
10. Date of enrolment.
11. Date of Discharge.
12. Date of death of ESM if applicable.
13. Father’s name/Husband’s name
14. Email id.
15. Mobile No.

FULL ADDRESS
House No. Street /Name
Town Village: City State District Pin Code.

Is your bank account linked with the Aadhaar ? Say Yes/No

Name of Bank Account Holder.
Banke Name Branch Name
Account No.
IFSC CODE
Pensioner/None Pensioner.

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE TO BE SCANNED AND UPLOADED
1. Service document/Discharge book (Within 1 MB)
2. ID Card of ESM/Widow.
3. Mark sheet/School progress Card child/children.
4. aaDetails of Bank a/c No. (in PNB/SBI Only) and IFSC Code.
5. Aadhaar Card copy
6. Part II order wherever necessary.
7. A Self certificate. (Model given below)

  MODEL CERTIFICATE FROM SCHOOL/COLLEGE

Certified that Miss/Master________________________________son/daughter of Ex No.__________________Rank___________
Name________________________________is studying ___________(class/course) in this school/institute(Academic Year 2017-18). His/Her date of birth as per this institute records is _____________.
He/She had studied in ___________(Class) during Academic Year 2016-17 and marks obtained by the student are appended below:-
Ser No.
Subject
Maximum Marks
Marks obtained
Percentage of Marks
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

This certificate is issued for applying for scholarship from Kenddriya Sainik Board, New Delhi.

Dated:

(Signature of Principal/Head Master with Seal) Office Seal SELF CERTIFICATE

Certified that, I neither applied nor received any scholarship/grant for my following Children for the academic year 2016-17 / 2017-2018 from any source. Sl.No. Name Class in which studied.

1. _______________________________
2. _______________________________

Signature of the Ex-serviceman/Widow/Dependent No., Rank, Name and Address _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________

ENHANCEMENT OF SPECIAL PENSION TO BLINDED EX-SERVICEMEN.

The Rate of Special Pension to Blinded Ex-servicemen is increased from Rs.500 to 4000 with effect from 01-06-2017.

Affected veterans may approach their Banks. Dear veteran brothers, please pass on this information to the affected Blind veterans in your area. This will be a noble service.

Authority: GOI. MOD ltr No: 161/KSB/ policy/ SPL PEN/ C dated 8-6-2017.

Extension of CGHS facilities to the pensioners of post and Telegraph Department

No.S-11016/2/2015-CGHS(P)EHS

Government of India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Deprtment of Health & Family Welfare CGHS(P)/EHS
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 011 Dated the 19th July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Extension of CGHS facilities to the pensioners of post and Telegraph Department

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned to draw attention to the Office Memorandum No. S-11011/46/95 -CGHS D-II/CGHS(P) dated 1st August 1996 and to state that it has now been decided to revoke the OM dated 1.8.1996, in compliance of the orders of Hon’able Central Administrative Tribunal, Ernakulam Bench dated 12th July 2005 in O.A.No 563/2004 and 590/2004 and Order dated 01.06.2017 in C.P./180/21/2017 arising out of OA No. 180/563/2004 between Central Government Pensioners Association (Kerala) and Ors. Vs UOI & Others.

2. The retired employees of Post and Telegraph Department shall hereinafter, be entitled to the CGHS facility, irrespective of whether they were members of CGHS prior to retirement or not, subject to the payment of prevalent subscription for availing themselves of this facility as per rules in the case of other Central Government pensioners.

3. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

(Sunil Kumar Gupta)
Under Secretary to Government of India

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Aadhaar as identity for receiving Pension by Defence Pensioners – Gazette Notification

Aadhaar as identity for receiving Pension by Defence Pensioners – Gazette Notification for use of Aadhaar as identity document to receive pensionary benefits in respect of Armed Forces Personnel

Aadhaar as identity for receiving Pension by Defence Pensioners –
Defence Ministry Notification REGD. No. D. L.-33004/99 MINISTRY OF DEFENCE (Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare )             NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 6th March, 2017

S.O. 747(E).—Whereas, the use of Aadhaar as identity document for delivery of services or benefits or subsidies simplifies the Government delivery processes, brings in transparency and efficiency, and enables beneficiaries to get their entitlements directly in a convenient and seamless manner and Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity; And, whereas, the payment of pension is given to retired Defence Forces pensioners/ Family Pensioners (hereinafter referred to as beneficiaries) by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence in the Government of India under the Pension Regulations for Army, 1961, the Pension Regulations for Air Force, 1961, and the Pension Regulations for Navy 1964 and the pension is disbursed to beneficiaries through Pension Disbursement Agencies; And, whereas, the aforesaid benefit of pension involves recurring expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of India; Now, therefore, in pursuance of the provisions of the section 7 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (18 of 2016) (hereinafter referred to the said Act), the Central Government hereby notifies the following, namely: —
1. (1) An individual eligible to receive the pension benefits is hereby required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication.
(2) Any eligible beneficiary entitled to receive pension benefits, who does not possess the Aadhaar Number or, not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, but desirous of availing pension benefits is hereby required to make application for Aadhaar enrolment by 30th June, 2017, provided he or she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per section 3 of the said Act and such individuals shall visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre (list available at UIDAI website www.uidai.gov.in) to get enrolled for Aadhaar.
(3) As per regulation 12 of the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016, the Ministry of Defence through Pension Disbursement Agencies or other means which requires an individual to furnish Aadhaar is required to offer Aadhaar enrolment facilities for the beneficiaries who are not yet enrolled for Aadhaar and in case there is no Aadhaar enrolment centre located in the respective Block or Taluka or Tehsil, the Ministry of Defence through Pension Disbursement Agencies or other means is required to provide Aadhaar enrolment facilities at convenient locations in coordination with the existing Registrars of Unique Identification Authority of India or by becoming Unique Identification Authority of India registrar: Provided that, till the Aadhaar is assigned to the beneficiary of pension benefits, benefits shall be given to such individuals subject to the production of the following identification documents, namely:

(a) Ex-servicemen Card issued by the concerned authorities; and
(b) (i) If he or she has enrolled, his or her Aadhaar Enrolment ID slip; or
(ii) a copy of his or her request made for Aadhaar enrolment, as specified in sub-paragraph
(2) of paragraph 2 below; and any of the following documents, namely :-
(i) Voter ID card issued by the Election Commission of India; or
(ii) Permanent Account Number Card issued by Income Tax Department; or
(iii) Passport; or
(iv) Driving License issued by Licensing authority under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988); or
(v) Certificate of Identity having photo issued by a Gazetted officer or Tehsildar on an official letter head; or
(vi) Address card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts; or (vii) Kisan Photo Passbook; or
(viii) any other document as specified by the Ministry of Defence: Provided further that the above documents shall be checked by an officer specifically designated by the Ministry of Defence for that purpose.
2. In order to provide convenient and hassle free pension benefits to the beneficiaries, the Ministry of Defence through Pension Disbursement Agencies or other means shall make all the required arrangements including following; namely:-
(1) Wide publicity through media and individual notices shall be given to beneficiaries of pension benefits to make them aware of the requirement of Aadhaar under the scheme and they may be advised to get themselves enrolled at the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centres available in their areas by 30th June, 2017 in case they are not already enrolled and the list of locally available enrolment centres shall be made available to them. (2) In case, beneficiaries of pension benefits are not able to enrol due to non-availability of enrolment centres in the near vicinity such as in the block or tehsil or taluka, the Ministry through Pension Disbursement Agencies or other means is required to create Aadhaar enrolment facilities at convenient locations and the beneficiaries of pension benefits may register their request for Aadhaar enrolment by giving their name, address, mobile number with Ex-Servicemen Card and other details specified in the proviso to clause (b) sub-paragraph
(3) of paragraph 1 with their Pension Disbursement Agencies or other means or through the web portal provided for the purpose. 3. This notification shall come into effect from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette in all States and Union Territories except the States of Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir. Provided that this notification shall not be applicable for following categories of Pensioners or Family Pensioners, namely:—
(i) NRI who resides in other or foreign country,
(ii) Overseas settled Indian who is citizen of other or foreign country,
(iii) Nepal Domiciled, Burmese and similar categories of defence pensioners.

[F. No.14(2)/2014/D(P/P)(Part-I)]
RAVI KANT, Jt. Secy.

Friday, 14 July 2017

3 Types of Pension to Armed Forces Completely Tax Free!

Armed forces of this country – be it Army, Navy, Air Force or CRPF or BSF and others are doing great service in the most difficult circumstances.

1. Disability Pension is Tax Free & TDS Free!
Armed Forces personnel get the disability pension, which is aggregate of two components-disability pensions and service pension. On the question of its being tax free, the first thing to note is the fact that the tax exemption on the disability pension is not provided under section 10 or anywhere in the Income Tax Act. The disability pension has been made tax-free by executive instructions of the government.

2. Pension Received by Gallantry Award Winners or His Family
The pension received by gallantry award holder and also family pension received by the member of the family of gallantry winner’s is tax free as per section 10(18) of the Income Tax Act. Read the provision below : 10 (18) Any Income By Way Of— (I) Pension Received By An Individual Who Has Been In The Service Of The Central Government Or State Government And Has Been Awarded “Param Vir Chakra” Or “Maha Vir Chakra” Or “Vir Chakra” Or Such Other Gallantry Award As The Central Government May, By Notification77 In The Official Gazette, Specify In This Behalf;
(II) Family Pension Received By Any Member Of The Family Of An Individual Referred To In Sub-Clause (I). Explanation — For The Purposes Of This Clause, The Expression “Family” Shall Have The Meaning Assigned To It In The Explanation To Clause (5); Section 10(18) l Gallantry Award Notification No. SO 1048(E), dated 24-11-2000, as amended by Notification No. SO 81(E), dated 29-1-2001. 119. Income by way of pension received by an individual who has been in service of Central Government or State Government and has been awarded any gallantry award In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (i) of clause (18) of section 10 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby specifies the gallantry awards for the purposes of the said section, mentioned in column 2 of the table below awarded in the circumstances as mentioned in corresponding column 3 thereof.
Sl. No. Name of gallantry award Circumstances for eligibility

1 Ashok Chakra When awarded for gallantry.
2 Kirti Chakra – do –
Shaurya Chakra – do –
Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak When awarded to civilians for bravery displayed by them in life saving acts.
5 Uttam Jeevan Raksha Medal – do – Jeevan Raksha Padak – do –
President’s Police Medal for Gallantry When awarded for acts of exceptional courage displayed by members of police forces, Central police or security forces and certified to this effect by the head of the department concerned.
8 Police Medal for Gallantry – do –
Sena Medal When awarded for acts of courage or conspicuous gallantry and supported by certificate issued to this effect by relevant service headquarters. 10 Nao Sena Medal – do –
Vayu Sena Medal – do –
Fire Services Medal for Gallantry When awarded for acts of courage or conspicuous gallantry and supported by certificate issued to this effect by the last Head of Department.
13 President’s Police and Fire Services Medal for Gallantry – do –
President’s Fire Services Medal for Gallantry – do –
President’s Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal for Gallantry – do –
Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal for Gallantry – do –

What is the Meaning of Family for Exemption Purpose The meaning of family members is Explained under Section 10(5) of the Income Tax Act.
(i) the spouse and children of the individual; and
(ii) the parents, brothers and sisters of the individual or any of them, wholly or mainly dependent on the individual
3. Pension for Death on Duties of Armed Forces Personnel Section 10(19) of the Income Tax Act provides that amount of pension received by the family members of armed forces personnel including Para-military personnel who dies in certain circumstances in course of performing his /her duties, shall be tax free. The excerpt of the provision is given below: (19) family pension received by the widow or children or nominated heirs, as the case may be, of a member of the armed forces (including paramilitary forces) of the Union, where the death of such member has occurred in the course of operational duties, in such circumstances and subject to such conditions, as may be prescribed What are Condition Prescribed? Section 10(19) speaks of exemption of family pension when the death of Armed Forces or Para-Military personnel – has occurred in the course of operational duties in certain Circumstance which is prescribed in Rule 2 BBA
(I) Acts Of Violence Or Kidnapping Or Attacks By Terrorists Or Anti-Social Elements;
(Ii) Action Against Extremists Or Anti-Social Elements;
(Iii) Enemy Action In International War; (Iv) Action During Deployment With A Peace Keeping Mission Abroad;
(V) Border Skirmishes;
(Vi) Laying Or Clearance Of Mines Including Enemy Mines As Also Mine Sweeping Operations;
(Vii) Explosions Of Mines While Laying Operationally Oriented Mine-Fields Or Lifting Or Negotiation Minefields Laid By The Enemy Or Own Forces In Operational Areas Near International Borders Or The Line Of Control;
(Viii) In The Aid Of Civil Power In Dealing With Natural Calamities And Rescue Operations;
(Ix) In The Aid Of Civil Power In Quelling Agitation Or Riots Or Revolts By Demonstrators. What Precaution Must Be taken for Exemption Deceased Family? As per Rule 2BBA (2), obtain a certificate from the Head of the Department where the deceased member of the Armed Forces (including paramilitary forces) last served, or the service headquarters, as the case may be, that the death of such member has occurred in the course of operational duties in circumstances mentioned above.

Regards,

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Definition of Ex-Servicemen

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Definition of Ex-Servicemen

 
Those who were released between 01 Jul 66 and 30 Jun 68 (both days inclusive) 
Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not) in the Armed Forces of the Union, has been released therefrom otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency
(Authority : Min of Home Affairs Notification No F.14/26/64-Estt(D) dated 11 Oct 1966)
Those who were released between 01 Jul 68 and 30 Jun 71 (both days inclusive) 
Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not) in the Armed Forces of the Union for a continuous period of not less than six months and released there from otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency
(Authority : Min of Home Affairs Notification No 14/11/68-Estt(D)/Estt(C)dated 13 Feb 69)
Those who were released between 01 Jul 71 and 30 Jun 74(both days inclusive) 
Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not) in the Armed Forces of the Union and has been released therefrom otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency
(Authority : Cabinet Secretariat, Department of Personnel Notification No 13/3/71-Ests(C) dated 14 Oct 71)
Those who were released between 01 Jul 74 and 30 Jun 79(both days inclusive) 
ESM means a person who has served in any rank(whether as a combatant or non-combatant) in the Armed forces of the Union,for a continuous period of not less than six months after attestation and has been resleased therefrom otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency.
(Authority : Cabinet Secretariat, Deptt. of Personnel & Administrative Reforms Notification No 13/24/73-Estt(C) dated 26 Oct 74)
Those who were released between 01 Jul 79 and 30 Jun 87(both days inclusive) 
Any persn who has served in any rank(whether as combatant or not)in the armed forces of the Union for a continuous period of not less than six months after attestation if discharged for reasons other than at their own request or by way or dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and not less than five years service if discharged at own request.
(Authority : Deptt. of Personnel & Administrartive Reforms Notification No 39016/10/79-Estt(C ) dated 15 Dec 79)
Those who were released on or after 01 Jul 87 
Any person who has served in any rank (whether as combatant or not) in the armed forces of the Union and was relesased/retired with any kind of pension from Defence Budget or released on completion of specific terms of engagement with gratuity otherwise than at his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency.
(Authority : DOP&T OM No 36034/5/85-Estt(SCT) dated 14 Apr 87)
Personnel of Territorial Army 
Who are pension holders ;for continous embodied service, persons with disability attributable to military service and gallatry award winners retired on or after 15 Nov 86.
(Autority : DOP&T OM No 36034/5/85-Estt(SCT) dated 14 Apr 87)
Personnel of Army Postal Service 
Personnel of Army Postal Service , who are a part of regular Army and retire from such service (that is directly from APS without reversion to P&T Department) with a pension or who have been released from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond their control and awarded medical or other disability pension shall come within the definition of ex-servicemen
(Authority : Min of Defence OM No 9(52)/88/D)(Res) dated 19 Jul 89)
Note : As per Govt. of India, Min of Def/Deptt. of ESW OM No 1(9)/2010/D(Res-I) dated 20/21 Jul 2011, personnel who were on deputation in APS for more than six months prior to 14 Apr 87 would also be considered as ex-servicemen with all consequential benefits.
Recruits – Who are boarded oput/released on medical grounds and granted medical/disability pension. However, the operation of the OM has been kept in abeyance for issuance of notification by DOP&T.
(Authority : Min of Def/Deptt of ESW OM No 12/1/2005/D(Res) dated 01 Feb 2006)
Cadets 
Disabled Cadets have not been accorded the status of ex-servicemen.
(Authority : Min of Def ID No 12/1/2005/D(Res) dated 02/05 Sep 2011)
 Note : The eligibiloity of the person to the status of ex-servicemen will be governed by the definition in vogue at the time of his discharge and will not be affected by the changes in the definition subsequent to the discharge.
(Source- Govt employ diary)

Govt to soon come out with fresh norms for disability pension based on recommendation of a committee headed by former Adjutant General of the Army, Lt Gen Mukesh Sabharwal (Retd).

Monday, 3 July 2017

Ministry of defence will not challenge disability pension for soldiers

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CHANDIGARH: In a significant move, the ministry of defence (MoD) has decided not to challenge court orders asking the defence forces to give disability pension to its soldiers. The move will affect thousands of soldiers who have suffered disability during military service or died because of a disability while in service.




MoD has told defence services headquarters to grant 'absolute sanction' for disability pension in cases of personnel have been granted relief of disability pension by courts and tribunals.

Despite a settled legal position and directions by the SC, HCs and various benches of the Armed Forces Tribunal, authorities often denied soldiers disability pension on grounds that were seen as 'hyper-technical' or hairsplitting. The benefits were denied declaring disabilities as "neither attributable to, nor aggravated by military service" (popularly known as NANA cases).

Legal experts say that in many cases defence authorities would appeal against a lower court's order in the Supreme Court for what were small increases in the pension.

TOI has reported several such cases where disabled soldiers or their family members were deprived of the pension. In one case, a widow from Himachal Pradesh whose husband was posted on guard duty at the Indo-China border, died while relieving himself was denied the disability pension.

MoD's June 29 letter has now asked military authorities to grant disability pension as per law laid down by the Supreme Court. In 2013, the Supreme Court in the Dharamvir Singh versus Union of India case had held that for acceptance of a disease as attributable to military service, conditions are to be satisfied that the disease has been arisen during the military service and caused by the conditions of employment in military service.

The MoD letter, however, has not issued directions to withdraw pending appeals. It has asked the authorities to issue 'absolute sanctions' after dismissal of pending appeals.

Increasing litigation against disabled soldiers and other personnel had led to the constitution of a committee of experts by then defence minister Manohar Parrikar
It comprised former Adjutant General Lt Gen Mukesh Sabharwal, former Military Secretary Lt Gen Richard Khare, Punjab and Haryana high court lawyer, Maj Navdeep Singh, former head of the army's legal branch, Maj Gen T Parshadand Kargil disabled veteran Maj D P Singh.

The committee had come down heavily on the ministry and defence services stating that most appeals emanated of an 'ego-fuelled' approach, rather than accepting the law laid down by Supreme Court and other courts. The panel had asked MoD to withdraw all pending appeals since the law was well settled and also to concede pending cases of disability pension on a case to case basis.

Major Navdeep Singh said while the move will end a dark chapter of mindless appeals, MoD should show magnanimity and withdraw all appeals against disabled soldiers.

Centre To Soon Come Out With Fresh Norms For Disability Pension

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Centre To Soon Come Out With Fresh Norms For Disability Pension

The decision has been taken in view of the long-standing demand of the armed forces that the current system of determining disability pension needs an overhaul.

Centre To Soon Come Out With Fresh Norms For Disability Pension
Any personnel with more than 75 per cent disability will be considered 100 per cent disabled.
The government has decided to remove existing "anomalies" and come out with a specific percentage-based system for granting disability pensions to Army, Navy and Air Force personnel sustaining injuries in the line of duty.

The decision has been taken in view of the long-standing demand of the armed forces that the current system of determining disability pension needs an overhaul.
Official sources said the government has finalised a new slab-based system which is aimed at addressing most of the concerns of the armed forces that is expected to reduce litigation against the government.

Under the existing mechanism, 30 per cent of the last salary minus the dearness allowance is given as disability pension to those sustaining 100 per cent disability.

The pension amount reduces depending on specific percentage of the injury and sources said the affected personnel often take legal recourse, alleging discrepancies in determining quantum of injury.

As per the new slab-based system, security personnel with 20-50 per cent disability will be considered 50 per cent disabled while those with 50-75 per cent bracket will come under the 75 per cent disabled category.

Any personnel with more than 75 per cent disability will be considered 100 per cent disabled.

So all the eligible disability pensioners will be considered under three broad categories and accordingly pensions will be determined.

"It will be a robust system and will address long-pending grievances of the armed forces," a senior official said.

Explaining the new system, he said, "Any person with 50 per cent disability will get half of the total pension being given to a person with 100 per cent disability under existing mechanism."

The government had started giving disability pension with effect from January 1, 2006 to those who had taken pre-mature retirement due to injuries sustained in line of duty.

The changes being introduced to calculate disability pension are based on recommendation of a committee headed by former Adjutant General of the Army, Lt Gen (retd) Mukesh Sabharwal.

The mandate of the committee was to suggest remedial measures to reduce litigations and disputes in various courts relating to disability pension. 

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