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Liberalised Disability Pension

An officer sustaining disability under the circumstances mentioned in category ‘D’ shall be entitled to same benefits as admissible to war injury cases on invalidment/ retirement including lump sum compensation. However, on invalidment, they shall be entitled to disability element instead of war injury element in addition to service element.
There shall be no condition of minimum qualifying service for earning this element.
The amount of service element is equal to retiring / service pension determined as per Para 6 of MOD letter No. 17(4)/2008(2)/D(Pen/Pol) dt 12-11-2008.

The rate of disability element for 100% disability for various rank is 30% of emolument last drawn subject to minimum of Rs. 3510/-. For disabilities less than 100 % the above rate shall be proportionately reduced.

Ex-gratia Award to Cadets (Direct in case of Disablement)

Ex- gratia awards (except service entry) in respect of Cadets in the event of disablement due to cause attributable to or aggravated by conditions of military training shall be admissible @ Rs. 3500/- p.m. with effect from 1.1.06 for life.

In addition, a disability award on ex-gratia basis shall also be admissible to the ex-cadets @ Rs. 6300/- p.m. with effect from 1.1.06 for 100% disability during the period of disability. The amount of disability award shall be proportionately reduced when the degree of disablement is less than 100% No disability award shall be payable whose degree of disablement is less than 20%.

Constant Attendance Allowance @ Rs. 3000/- p.m. with effect from 1.1.06 shall also be admissible.

The benefit of montly Ex gratia payment as mentioned above shall also be admissible to Pre 1.1.06 cases as well with financial effect from 1.9.08


An officer may submit two appeals against rejection of disability pension. He may prefer first appeal to the Service HQrs (Director PS-4 ) within six months from the date on which decision on the entitlement is communicated to him.

The officer can make a second appeal within six months from the date of rejection of Service HQrs. The second appeal is considered by the Defence Ministry Appellate Committee headed by Raksha Mantri /Rajya Raksha Mantri.

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