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Friday, 25 September 2015



Pension Regulations
This Division administers   (i) Pension Regulations for the Army, 1961, raised as PRA, 2008 (ii) Pension Regulations for the Air Force, 1961, and (iii) Navy (Pension) Regulation, 1964.  It also deals with Entitlement Rules for Casualty Pensionary Awards, 1982.
All the above Pension Regulations are under revision in the light of changes brought out by various Pay Commissions/Committees, Court decisions etc.  Entitlement Rules for Casualty Pensionary Awards, 1982 have, however, been revised and circulated vide letter No. 1(3)/2002/Vol.III/D(Pension/Policy) dated 18th January, 2010.  These Rules are known as Entitlement Rules for Casualty Pension Awards, 2008.
Kinds of Pension
Pension Division deals with policy matters relating to pensionary matters of Armed Forces Personnel which includes:-
  1. Service Pension is granted @ 50% of emoluments last drawn or average of reckonable emoluments during the last 10 months, whichever is more beneficial.  The minimum qualifying service to earn pension is 20 years in case of Commissioned Officer and 15 years in the case Personnel Below Officer Rank.
  2. Ordinary Family Pension is granted @ 30% of reckonable emoluments last drawn subject to a minimum of Rs. 3,500/- p.m. (in case of natural death of the individual).
  3. Special Family Pension is granted at a uniform rate of 60% of reckonable emoluments last drawn by the deceased, subject to a minimum of Rs. 7,000/- p.m. (in case of death of a individual attributable to military service).
  4. Liberalized Family Pension is granted equal to the reckonable emoluments last drawn by the deceased(to the families of personnel killed in war or war like operations, counter-insurgency operations, encounter with terrorists etc.)
  5. Disability Pension is granted comprising of disability element @ 30% of emoluments last drawn subject to a minimum of Rs. 3100/- for 100% disability to be reduced proportionately for lesser degree of disablement.  Service Element will be @ 50% of the reckonable emoluments last drawn at the time of disablement.
  6. War Injury Pension The rates of War Injury Element for 100% disability for various rank shall be equal to the reckonable emoluments last drawn which would be proportionately reduced where disability is less than 100%. 
Processing of appeal
An Armed Forces Personnel, who is boarded out on medical grounds or is discharged / released / retires in low medical categories has the right to appeal against the denial of disability pension within a period of six months from the date of rejection of his initial claim. He will submit his claim to his Record Office(PBOR) / Service Hqrs(Commissioned Officers), which, in turn, will forward the same to Service Hqrs, as the case may be, to place it before the Appellate Committee. Similarly, right of appeal is available to next of kin to Armed Forces Personnel, whose initial claim for special family pension has been rejected. This Committee comprises of:-
Chairman     :     DDG(PS)/equivalent rank in Air Force and Navy
Member       :    (a)    DDG(Pens),  Office of DGAFMS
                         (b)    DFA (Pension)
                         (c)    Dir PS-4 / equivalent rank in Air Force and Navy.
In case the individual is not satisfied with the decision of the Appellate Committee for First Appeal, he has right to make another appeal through his Record Office(PBOR)/Service Hqrs(Commissioned Officers), which, in turn , will forward the same AG/PS, Army Hqs or equivalent in Navy/Air Force alongwith all the records to place it before the Second Appellate Committee on Pension.  This committee comprises of:-
Chairman :       Vice Chief of Army Staff or equivalent in Navy/Air Force
  1. Chief of Staff (Army/Navy/Air Force) or his representative not below the rank of Maj Gen and equivalent
  2. Joint Secretary or Addl. FA, MoD (Fin)
  4. JAG of the Service other than to which the appellant belongs.
After consideration of all relevant issues involved in the case, the Appellate Committee will give its decision by upholding or rejecting the appeal.

1 comment:

  1. Pre-1983 retirees are not getting advantage of more than three months and less than six months as half year pension benifit as applicable to post 1983 retirees. This cut off date for calculating total qualifying service for POTOS should be removed and many AFT verdicts are in favour of this