Welfare Of Defence Personnel
A committee was constituted under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary to look in the issue of ‘One Rank One Pension and other related issues’. After considering all aspects and keeping in mind the spirit of the demand, several recommendations to substantially improve pensionary benefits of Armed Forces pensioners have been made, which have been accepted and are as follows:-
(i) Inclusion of classification Allowance for PBOR from January 01, 2006.
(ii) Removal of linkage of full pension with 33 years from January 01, 2006.
(iii) Revision of Lt General Pension after carving out a separate pay scale for them.
(iv) Bringing parity between pension of pre and post October 10, 1997 PBOR pensioners.
(v) Further improving PBOR pensions based on award of Group of Ministers 2006.
(vi) Broad banding percentage of disability /war injury pensions for pre- January 01, 2006 disability/war injury pensioners.
(vii) Removal of cap on war injury element of pension in the case of disabled pensioners belong to Category E.
Government orders in implementation of the same have been issued on October 30, 2009, January 19, 2010, January 20, 2010 and March 08, 2010. Approximately 12 lac pensioners are benefitted by the recommendations.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Smt Sumitra Mahajan in Lok Sabha today.