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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

RAJYA SABHA

 

QUESTION NO. 771

ANSWERED ON 11.02.2019

 

Disability Pension Benefits of Soldiers Veterans

 

  1. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

 

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a) Whether Government is considering putting an end to routinely challenging the Armed Forces Tribunal rulings and filing appeals against cases of disability pension / benefits of soldiers / veterans;

 

(b)If so, the time-line for the same; and

 

(c)Any other steps taken by Government to end filing of appeals against disability pension / benefits to soldiers?

 

 

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE)

 (a) & (b) Ministry of Defence do not routinely file Civil Appeals in the Hon’ble Supreme Court challenging the Hon’ble Armed Forces Tribunals (AFTs) rulings. It is only in cases where rulings of Hon’ble AFTs are against the existing Government policies / rules and involve huge financial implications, that Civil Appeals are filed in consultation with Legal Advisor (Defence) and Ministry of Law & Justice.

 

(c) In cases where Hon’ble Supreme Court has settled the law, no civil appeal is   generally filed in the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

 

 

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