GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.4351
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 11TH APRIL, 2017
RESOLVING ANOMALIES IN DISABILITY PENSION
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
(a) whether the concerns raised by the Armed Forces with regard to disability pension in the 7th Pay Commission are being addressed;
(b) the reasons for shifting from existing percentage based system to slab based system for disability pension;
(c) the steps taken by Government to resolve anomalies in disability pension arising out of the 7th Pay Commission;
(d) whether Government is considering review of disability pension of Defence Services to bring parity with disability pension of Civil Services in 7th Pay Commission; and
(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(a) Yes, Sir.
(b) to (e): The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommended the following on disability pension:-
The Commission is of the considered view that the regime implemented post 6th CPC needs to be discontinued, and recommended a return to the slab based system. The slab rates for disability element for 100 percent disability would be as follows:
|Levels||Rate per month (INR)|
|Service Officers||10 and above||27000|
|Honorary Commissioned Officers|
|Subedar Majors / Equivalents||6 to 9||17000|
|Subedar / Equivalents|
|Naib Subedar / Equivalents|
|Havildar / Equivalents||5 and below||12000|
|Naik / Equivalents|
|Sepoy / Equivalents|
The above recommendation has been accepted and Resolution dated 30.09.2016 issued accordingly.
The 6th CPC dispensation of the calculation of disability element on percentage basis, however, continues for civil side which has resulted in an anomalous situation. The issue has accordingly been referred to the Anomaly Committee. The disability element which was being paid as on 31.12.2015 will, however continue to be paid till decision on the recommendations of Anomaly Committee is taken by the Government.