GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2908
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 28TH MARCH, 2017
COURT CASES AGAINST DISABLED SOLDIERS
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
(a) the number of appeals filed against soldiers with disability between 2014-2016 in the Supreme Court;
(b) what percentage of all appeals filed by Government are against soldiers with disability and in how many cases has the appeal been ruled in Government’s favour;
(c) whether Government has taken any steps to reduce the litigation against soldiers with disability; and
(d) if so, the details thereof, if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(a) The number of appeals filed against soldiers with disability in respect of ex-servicemen in the Hon’ble Supreme Court between 2014-2016 is approximately 794.
|(b)||Percentage of appeal against soldiers with disability out of all appeals.|
|Number of appeal ruled in Government favour.|
(c) & (d): Ministry of Defence, Government of India has taken several steps to reduce the litigation in respect of Defence Forces Personnel including soldiers with disability. Recently, Ministry of Defence has issued order for implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) on 07.11.2015 and delinking of 33 years qualifying service w.e.f. 01.01.2006 for pre-2006 retirees on 30.09.2016. In addition, vide Resolution dated 30.09.2016, Government has accepted recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission for broad-banding of disability for all personnel retiring with disability including premature cases / voluntarily retirement cases for disability greater than 20%, effective from 01.01.2016.