Sun, December 04, 2022

a. Regarding Life Certficate of migrated Pensioners from Banks/DPDOs.       b. Important information to SPARSH Migrated Pensioners.       c. Feedback on SPARSH during SPARSH Outreach.       d. Instructions for pensioners migrated to SPARSH for annual life certificate.       e. Important Notice:- Pensioner Migrated on SPARSH       f. List of Pensioners whose Identification is Due on SPARSH, as on 17.10.2022.      


Disability Pension

When an officer is invalidated out on account of a disability and the same is attributable to or aggravated by Military service and is assessed and accepted at 20% or more, he is granted Disability Pension.

Disability Pension consists of two elements viz. Service Element and Disability Element. Service element is equal to the retiring pension determined.

Disability Element for 100% disability for various rank is 30% of emoluments last drawn subject to minimum or Rs. 3510/- per month. For disability less than 100%, it shall be reduced proportionally.

Service Element

It is admissible equal to retiring pension as determined vide Para 6 of Govt. of India, Min. of Defence letter no. 17(4)/2008(2)/D(Pen/Pol) dt 12/11/2008 subject to minimum of Rs. 3500/- PM w.e.f 1-1-2006.

Disability Element

Existing rates of disability element are as under:Disability Element for 100% disability for various rank is 30% of emoluments last drawn subject to minimum or Rs. 3510/- PM. For disability less than 100%, it shall be reduced proportionally.

For determining the Pensionary benefits the circumstances to decide the attributability/aggravation have been categorised as under :- Category "A"

Death or disability due to natural causes neither attributable to nor aggravated by military service determined by competent medical authority, chronic ailments like heart and renal diseases, Prolonged illness, accident while not on duty.
Category "B"

Death or disability due to causes which are accepted as attributable to or aggravated by military service such as diseases contracted because of continued exposure to hostile work environment subject to extreme weather conditions or occupational hazards.
Category "C"

Death or disability due to accidents while performing duty, such as,
  • Accidents while traveling on duty in Government/public /private vehicles or during air journey or mishap at sea.
  • Electrocution while on duty.
  • Accidents during participation in organized sports events/ adventures activities/expeditions/training
Category "D"

Death or disability due to acts of violence/attack by terrorist, anti-social elements, whether on duty or even when not on duty. Bomb blasts in public places or transport, indiscriminate shooting incidents in public, etc.would be covered under this category, besides death / disability occuring while employed in aid in civil power in dealing with natural calamities.
Category "E"

Death or disability arising as a result of :-

  1. enemy action in international war, action during peace keeping mission abroad, border skirmishes.
  2. during laying/clearance of mines including enemy mines as also minewsweeping operations
  3. On account of accidental explosions of mines
  4. War like situations, including cases which are attributable to / aggravated by:-
    1. Extremist acts, exploding mines, etc while on way to operational area.
    2. battle inoculation training exercises, or demonstration with live ammunition.
    3. kidnapping by extremist while on operational duty.
  5. An act of violence/attack by extremists and antisocial elements etc. while on operational duty.
  6. Action against extremists, antisocial, element, etc Death / disability while employed in the aid of civil power in quelling agitation, riots or revolt by demonstrators will be covered under this category.
  7. operations specially notified by Government from time to time.
Disability Pension on Invalidment

The amount of service element and disability element of disability pension in case of invalidment are determined as under:-

  1. - The amount of service element shall be equal to the retiring pension determined as per Para 6 of the MOD letter No. 17(4)/2008(2)/D(Pen/Pol) dt 12-11-2008 above.
  2. There shall be no condition of minimum qualifying service for earning this element.
  3. - The amount of disability element depends on the assessed degree of disablement by Invaliding Medical Board and rank of the officer. Disability lower than 100% shall be rounded with reference to percentage as laid down in clause (iii) below.
  4. Provided that where permanent disability is not less than 60% the disability pension (i.e. service element plus Disability element) shall not be less than 60% of the reckonable emoluments last drawn.
Percentage of Disability as finally accepted Percentage to be reckoned for computing of Disability Element
1 to 49 50
50 and 75 75
76 and 100 100

Rounding off benefit is not admissible where disability is assessed at Nil percent by the Invaliding Medical Board.

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