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Grant of Disability Element to Armed Forces Personnel who were retained in service despite disability attributable to or aggravated by Military Service and subsequently proceeded on prematurel voluntary retirement prior to 01.01.2006

No. 16(05)/2008/D(Pension/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi-110011
Dated : 09.05.2017

To,
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject : Grant of Disability Element to Armed Forces Personnel who were retained in service despite disability attributable to or aggravated by Military Service and subsequently proceeded on prematurel voluntary retirement prior to 01.01.2006.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.16(5)/2005/ D(pen/Policy) dated 29th September 2009 wherein disability element! war injury element have been allowed to such Armed Forces Personnel who were retained in service despite disability and retired/ discharged voluntary or otherwise in addition to retiring/ service pension or retiring/ service gratuity, subject to condition that their disability was accepted as attributable to or aggravated by military service and had foregone lump sum compensation in lieu of that disability.

2. In terms of Para-3 of the above referred letter the provisions stated above are applicable to the Armed Forces Personnel who were, retired / discharged from service on or after 01.01.2006. Armed Force Tribunal (Principal Branch) New Delhi in OA No. 336 of 2011 vide their order dated 07.02.2012 have struck down Para-3 of this Ministry’s above letter.

3. The issue of extension of above benefit to the Pre-2006 retired/ discharged Armed Forces Personnel, who were retained in service despite disability attributable to or aggravated by military service, was under active consideration of Government. Now, the President is pleased to decide that all Pre- 2006 Armed Forces Personnel who were retained in service despite disability and retired voluntarily or otherwise will be allowed disability element / war injury element in addition to retiring/ service pension or retiring/ service gratuity, subject to the condition that their disability was accepted as attributable to or aggravated by military service and had foregone lump sum compensation in lieu of that disability. Further, concerned Armed Forces Personnel should still be suffering from the same disability which should be assessed at 20% or more on the date of effect of this letter.

4. Implementation of these orders is expected to be arduous and challenging. Documents like Medical Board proceedings, retention of the personnel in service despite disability, option of individual foregoing lump sum compensation and non-payment of lump sum compensation would be required in all cases which may not be available at the end of Pay Accounting Authorities/ Record offices and Pension sanctioning authorities readily. In such cases, pensioners/ family pensioners may be asked to produce the copies of relevant documents to the Executive authorities in support of their claims.

5. The claim for grant of disability element! war injury element in affected cases will be submitted to the PSA concerned by PCDA(O) Pune/ NPO/ AFCAO/ Record office along-with copy of medical board/ fresh medical board proceedings showing extent of disability applicable as on date of effect of this letter in respect of Commissioned officers/ JCOs/ ORs. It win be responsibility of PCDA(O) Pune/ NPO/ AFCAO and Record office to confirm payment! nonpayment of lump sum-compensation in lieu of disability element to Commissioned officers and JCOs/ ORs. A sanction showing extent of disability and its attributability/ aggravation due to Military service in terms of MOD letter No. 4684/DIR(PEN)/ 2001 dated 14.08.2001 would be issued by the Service HQrs in case of Commissioned Officers and sanction would be issued by 01/ C Record office in case of JCOs/ ORs.

6. The corrigendum PPOs granting disability element! war injury element in all affected cases will be issued by respective Pension Sanctioning Authorities.

7. The provisions of this letter shall take effect from 01.01.2006.

8. Pension Regulation of all the three services will be amended in due course.

9. This Issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry their letter I. D. No 10(3)2012/FI N/PEN dated 19th May 2017

10. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully
Sd/-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Signed Copy

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Payment of dearness allowance to Armed Forces Personnel

Payment of dearness allowance to Armed Forces Personnel

URGENT

Office of the CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt – 10

No.AT/I/1498-Army/II

Dated: 05-01-2017

To

The PCDA (CC) Lucknow, PCDA (WC) Chandigarh, PCDA (SC) Pune, PCDA (NC) Jammu, PCDA Bangalore, CDA Patna, CDA Jabalpur, CDA Chennai, CDA Secunderabad, CDA Guwahati, CDA (Army) Meerut

The PCDA(O), Pune
The PCDA(N), Mumbai
The CDA(AF), New Delhi

Subject: Payment of dearness allowance to Armed Forces Personnel

MoD, D(Pay/Services) Letter No.1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services) Dt. 23rd Nov, 2016 regarding payment of enhanced rate of dearness allowance to Armed Forces Personnel @ 132% with effect from 1st July, 2016 received through PS-3(A), AG’s Branch is forwarded herewith for your necessary action please.

2. It is requested that necessary action in regard to above cited MoD letter be taken urgently.

Jt. CGDA (P&W) has seen.

(Vinod Anand)
Sr.ACGDA (P&W)

Signed Copy

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Revision of enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension in respect of Pre-2006 Armed Force Pensioners

Revision of enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension in respect of Pre-2006 Armed Force Pensioners

No.1(14)/2012-D(Pen-Pol)
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi, Dated 14 June 2016

To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Sub:- Revision of enhanced rate of Ordinay Family Pension in respect of Pre- 2006 Armed Force Pensioners.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. dated 11.11.2008, issued for implementation of Government decisions on the recommendation of 6th CPC for revision of
pension/family pension in respect of pre-2006 Armed Force Pensioners/family Pensioners.

2. As per provision contained in Para-3 of this Ministry letter No. 2(1)/2012/D(Pen/Policy) dated 16.1.2013. the revised consolidated enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension 01.01.2006 in respect of Pre-2006 Armed Forces Family Pensioners shall not be less than 50% of the minimum of the pay in the pay-band plus the grade pay including Military Service Pay corresponding to the pre-revised scale from which the pensioner had retired field.

3. Now, arter issue of GOI, MOD letter No.1(04)/2015(II)-D(Pen/Pol) dated 03.09.2015 on the basis of GOI, Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensioners, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare 0M No. dated 30.7.2015, it has been decided that the minimum guaranteed enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension of all Pre-2006 pensioners may be revised w.e.f.01.01.2006 on the basis of the minimum of fitment table for the rank in the revised Pay Band as indicated under fitment tables annexed with SAI 1/S/2008, SAI 2/S/2008 & SAI 4/S/2008 as amended and equivalent instructions for Navy and Air Force. The revised consolidated enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in respect of Pre-2006 Armed Force Family Pensioners shall not be less than 50% of the minimum of the fitment table for the rank in the revised Pay Band. In case where full revised pension is otherwise not authorized to a retired employee in terms of 6th CPC order, the revised enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension shall be restricted to that amount. The amount of revised enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension in no case shall be less than thirty percent ot the minimum of fitment table for the Rank or thirty percent of the minimum of fitment table in the case of HAG and above.

4. However, in respect of consolidated enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension calculated as per Para 4.1 of this Ministry’s letter No. 17(4)/2008(1)/D(Pen/Policy) dated 11.11.2008 is higher than the Family Pension calculated in the manner indicated above, the same shall be continued.

5. This order will take effect from 01.01.2006 and arrears, if any: shall be payable from 01.01.2006 to 23.09.2012 or till effective period of enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension admissible. whichever is earlier.

6. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

7. Pension Regulations Of all the three services will be amended in due course.

8. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No.PC.2 to dated 02.06.2016.

9. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

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No TDS on Disability Pension to Armed Forces Personnel

No TDS on Disability Pension to Armed Forces Personnel
By Prashant Thakur -February 3, 2016

The tax exemption of disability pension received by Armed Force Personnel are among those exemptions under Income Tax Act for which you may not get a direct reference in the Income Tax Act.

However , such tax exemption are allowed by the executive instruction issued by either Finance Ministry notification or under the delegated powers to CBDT . Armed Forces personnel get the disability pension which is basically aggregate of two components-disability pension and service pension. Previously , this website had posted earlier 3 Types of Pension to Armed Forces Completely Tax Free!

Disability Pension to Armed Forces : What is it ? Update :

The below portion is modified as the government, has issued new circular for minimum disability pension .

The circular is applicable to all Pre-2006 Armed Forces Disability/War Injury Pensioners who were/ are in receipt of Disability Pension/ Liberalized Disability Pension/ War Injury Pension as on 24th September 2012.

Download the Circular 542 dated 27/05/2015

As per the website of Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension), where an Armed Forces Personnel is invalided out of service, which is accepted as attributable to or aggravated by military service, he shall be entitled to disability pension consisting of Service Element & Disability Element as follows:-

Service Element The amount of service element shall be determined as 50% of less emoluments drawn as given in para 6 of MOD letter dt- 12.11.2008 which is subject to minimum Rs 3500/- p.m.

Disability Element The rates of disability elements for 100% disability for various ranks shall be 30% of emolument last drawn subject to Rs. 3510/- per month. Disability lower than 100% shall be computed by reducing proportionately.

Disability Element on Invalidment Where an Armed Force personnel is invalided out of service under circumstances mentioned in para 4.1 of Govt. letter dt. 31.01.01, the extent of disability shall be determined as follows for the purpose of computing the DE :- Percentage as finally assessed by Competent AuthorityPercentage to be reckoned for computing DE Between 1 to 4950 Between 50 & 7575 Between 76 &100100 Disability Element on Retirement/Discharge Where an Armed Forces personnel is retained in service despite disability and subsequently retired/ discharged on completion of tenure or on attaining the age of retirement, he shall be entitled to Disability Entitlement at the rate prescribed for 100% disablement. For disablement less than 100% but not below 20%, the rates shall be reduced proportionately.
No disability element shall be payable for disability less than 20% .

Is Disability Pension to Armed Forces Tax Free ?

Yes, although there is nothing in section 10 of the Income Tax Act , which is a general exemption section under Income tax Act , the disability pension has been made tax free through Finance Ministry notification No 878-F (Income Tax) dated 21-3-1922 .

The following instruction from CBDT explains that the entire disability pension is exempt

INSTRUCTION NO 136F.NO. 34/3/68-IT(AI)GOVT OF INDIA CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES NEW DELHI, DATED THE 14TH JAN 1970
FROM :SHRI S N NAUTIALSECRETARY, CBDT

TO:ALL COMMISSIONERS OF INCOME TAX

SUBJECT : EXEMPTION – SERVICE AND DISABILITY ELEMENT OF DISABILITY PENSION GRANTED TO A DISABLED OFFICER OF THE INDIAN ARMY –

WHETHER EXEMPTED FROM INCOME TAX. REFERENCE IS INVITED TO THE BOARD’S LETTER F NO 42/9/59-IT(AI), DATED THE 5TH SEPT 1960 ON THE ABOVE SUBJECT WHEREIN IT WAS MENTIONED THAT IN THE CASES FALLING UNDER ITEM (29) OF FINANCE DEPTT NOTIFICATION NO 878-F (INCOME TAX) DATED 21-3-1922, THE‘DISABILITY ELEMENT’ OF THE DISABILITY PENSION RECEIVED BY AN OFFICER OF THE ARMY WILL ONLY BE EXEMPTED FROM TAX AND THAT THE ‘SERVICE ELEMENT’ WILL BE SUBJECTED TO TAX.

2. ON RECONSIDERATION OF THE MATTER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE MINISTRY OF LAW, THE BOARD ARE ADVISED THAT ITEM 29 OF THE NOTIFICATION DOES NOT DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN TYPES OF PENSIONS. ACCORDINGLY IN THE CASES FALLING UNDER ITEM 29 OF THE ABOVE NOTIFICATION, ENTIRE DISABILITY PENSION WILL BE EXEMPTED FROM INCOME-TAX.

3.THE ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS MAY BE BROUGHT TO THE NOTICE OF ALL ASSESSING OFFICERS INYOUR CHARGE. YOURS FAITHFULLY,
SD/- (S N NAUTIAL) SECRETARY ,CBDT

Confusion on Exemption Disability Pension & Service Element As the disability pension is aggregate of two elements- disability element and service element- a confusion was created in filed formation of tax authorities , whether the disability element only is tax free and not the service element. CBDT , therefore , in order to wipe out any confusion , issued another instruction

F. No. 200/51/00-ITA-1 dt. 02.7.2001 to stress that both element of disability pension is tax exempt.
Read the instruction below :

[F. NO. 200/51/00-ITA-1 DT. 02.7.2001 FROM MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEPTT. OF REVENUE CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES, NEW DELHI.]

SUBJECT: EXEMPTION FROM INCOME TAX TO DISABILITY PENSION, I.E. ” DISABILITY ELEMENT” AND “SERVICE ELEMENT” OF A DISABLED OFFICER OF THE INDIAN ARMED FORCES- INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING.

REFERENCE HAVE BEEN RECEIVED IN THE BOARD REGARDING EXEMPTION FROM INCOME TAX TO DISABILITY PENSION, I.E. “DISABILITY ELEMENT” AND “SERVICE ELEMENT” OF A DISABLED OFFICER OF THE INDIAN ARMED FORCES.

2. IT APPEARS THAT FIELD FORMATIONS IN CERTAIN CASES ARE NOT UNIFORMLY ALLOWING DISABILITY, PENSION IN SPITE OF BOARD’S INSTRUCTION NO.136 DATED 14TH JANUARY, 970 (F.NO.34/3/68-IT(A.1)).

3. THE MATTER HAS BEEN RE-EXAMINED IN THE BOARD AND IT HAS BEEN DECIDED TO REITERATE THAT THE ENTIRE DISABILITY PENSION, I.E. ” DISABILITY ELEMENT” AND “SERVICE ELEMENT” OF A DISABLED OFFICER OF THE INDIAN ARMED FORCES CONTINUES TO BE EXEMPT FROM INCOME TAX.

4. THIS MAY BE BOUGHT TO THE NOTICE OF ALL THE OFFICERS WORKING UNDER YOU.
SD/- B.L. SAHU OFFICER ON SPECIAL DUTY (ITA .1)

No TDS on Disability Pension to Army Personnel
As it happens in India, everyone becomes the super authorities against the common man. The government received complaint that certain banks are deducting the tax on the disability pension .

So , government issued a press release that no TDS is required on the said disability pension paid to Armed Forces personnel.
Read below the excerpt. PRESS RELEASE, DATED 20-12-2007

IT HAS BEEN REPORTED IN THE PRESS THAT SOME BANKS WERE DEDUCTING TAX FROM PENSION OF DISABLED EX-SERVICEMEN IN VIOLATION OF GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS.

RBI WAS REQUESTED TO HAVE THE MATTER INVESTIGATED AND REMEDIAL ACTION TAKEN. AFTER EXAMINATION, RBI DISCOVERED THAT IN ONE SPECIFIC INSTANCE, DUE TO OVERSIGHT, THE PENSIONER’S DISABILITY PENSION WAS WRONGLY TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT WHILE CALCULATING INCOME-TAX.

RBI HAS ISSUED INSTRUCTIONS TO ALL AGENCY BANKS TO STRICTLY ADHERE TO THE PROVISIONS OF PARA 88.3 OF DEFENCE PENSION PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS, 2005, REGARDING EXEMPTION OF INCOME-TAX OF THE DISABILITY PENSION OF THE PENSIONERS OF ARMED FORCES.

BANKS HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO ISSUE SUITABLE INSTRUCTIONS TO ALL THEIR PENSION DISBURSING BRANCHES THAT INCOME-TAX SHOULD NOT BE DEDUCTED FROM THE DISABILITY PENSION PAID TO THE PENSIONERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

Conclusion

The disability pension given to Armed Forces Personnel are having two components-disability element & service element. Both are tax free vide Ministry of Finance notification read with clarification from CBDT and also there can not eb any TDS as the amount is fully tax free.

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MACP scheme for Defence Service personnel – No marked change in 7th CPC Report

MACP scheme for Defence Service personnel – No marked change in 7th CPC Report

Assured Career Progression

The Services have sought four financial upgradations under MACP scheme at 6, 12, 18 and 24 years of service or on completion of six years of continuous service in same Grade Pay. It has been stated that 60 percent of the soldiers (i.e., Sepoys and Naiks) are deprived of the third financial upgradation on account of an early retirement.

 

Analysis and Recommendations : The Commission has considered the demand and notes that as it is the existing scheme of MACP for the Defence forces personnel, at 8, 16 and 24 years of service, is more beneficial than the one on the civilian side, which is spaced at 10, 20 and 30 years. The aspect of early retirement of the defence services personnel is therefore already factored in. Further, no revision in the MACP scheme is intended on the Civilian side.

Keeping these facts in view the Commission is unable to recommend any changes to the MACP scheme insofar as Defence Service personnel are concerned.

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Relief to lakhs of pre-2006 retirees of the Armed Forces and Central Government

Relief to lakhs of pre-2006 retirees of the Armed Forces and Central Government

Pre-2006 retirees get pension relief

 

Finally, after many twists and turns, it has arrived! In a relief to lakhs of pre-2006 retirees of the armed forces and central government, their pension has been revised with effect from January 1, 2006, rather than from September 24, 2012.

 

The department of pension and pensioners’ welfare (DoPPW) issued the universal orders regarding this revision on Thursday. Anomalies in the fixation of the pension of the pre-2006 central government retirees had come to light after the implementation of the recommendations of the sixth Pay Commission. The issue was whether pension was to be calculated based on the minimum of pay for each rank/grade within the newly introduced bands or on the minimum of the pay-band itself.

 

The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) and Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) then corrected it and ruled that the pension would be calculated on the basis of the minimum of pay for each rank/grade within a particular band, which gives the retirees a higher pension.

 

Read more at : Hindustan Times

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Payment of Constant Attendance Allowance (CAA) on monthly basis with disability pension to Armed Forces personnel

Payment of Constant Attendance Allowance (CAA) on monthly basis with disability pension to Armed Forces personnel – Reg.

“Constant Attendance Allowance shall be paid on monthly basis during the period of award along, with disability or war injury pension as the case may be.”

No.I(2)/2013-D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
D(Pension/Policy)

New Delhi, Date: 27th April 2015

To
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject: Payment of Constant Attendance Allowance (CAA) on monthly basis with disability pension to Armed Forces personnel – Reg.

Sir,
The undersigned is directed to state that as per Regulation 89 of Pension Regulation for the Army Part-l (Edn-2008) and equivalent provisions in Navy and Air Force Pension Regulations, payment of Constant Attendance Allowance is made in arrears twice in a year along with disability pension/ war injury pension on the basis of declaration/certificate submitted by the pensioner to his/ her pension disbursing agency (PDA) in May and November each year subject to fulfillment of other prescribed conditions.

2. Keeping in view of the hardships being faced by the disabled pensioners in claiming Constant Attendance Allowance. Government was reviewing the said provision from quite some time. In partial modification of above provision, the President is now pleased to decide that henceforth Constant Attendance Allowance shall be paid on monthly basis during the period of award along, with disability or war injury pension as the case may be.

3. Concerned Armed Forces Pensioners shall submit a declaration on the format enclosed as Annexure with this order to their pension disbursing agency at the time of initial payment of CAA and thereafter on annual basis at the time of his/her annual identification. During initial declaration pensioner shall state in item III of the Annexure that he/she will employ an attendant for the upcoming one year or up to the date for which CAA has been sanctioned whichever is earlier. During subsequent annual declarations pensioner would also complete item II of the Annexure providing a declaration for the period from the date of last declaration. Payment made against declaration under item III of Annexure shall be treated as provisional and would be final on submission of subsequent declaration under item II.

4. In case a pensioner drawing CAA becomes inpatient in any Government Hospital / Institution or is gainfully employed, he shall immediately report the matter to the FDA. Since, CAA is being paid, on the basis of annual declaration, any overpayment on account of CAA noticed with reference to the declaration quoted above, shall be adjusted from the monthly pension due to the pensioner.

5. All other team and conditions. for grant and payment of Constant Attendance Allowance which are not. affected by this order, shall remain unchanged. Pension Regulations of the three Services shall be amended in due course.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Finance division of this Ministry vide their ID. No. 10(08)/2014/Fin/Pen dated 09/04/2015.

Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully
sd/-
(Prem Prakash)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Constant Attendance Allowance

Source: www.desw.gov.in

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Imparting any training to the Armed Forces personnel before their retirement – Minister replied in Parliament

Imparting any training to the Armed Forces personnel before their retirement – Minister replied in Parliament

Imparting of training to retiring Armed Forces personnel

While answering to a question in Rajya Sabha on 17th March 2015 regarding the imparting of training to retiring Armed Forces personnel and particularly before their retirement. The Minister of State for Defence Shri.Rao Inderjit Singh replied as follows…

Approximately 60,000 Officers / Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks retire from the Armed Forces every year.

The government provides meaningful professional and vocational training to the retiring Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks through various training institutes for their rehabilitation and resettlement in civil life after their retirement. The details of training courses organised by Directorate General of Resettlement are at Annexure.

Six months Certificate Course in management is conducted for Officers at IIM Ahmedabad, Indore and Lucknow which enable them to secure decent jobs in private sector. The facility of campus placement is however not available.

ANNEXURE IN RESPECT OF REPLY GIVEN IN PARTS (b) & (c) OF RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2125 FOR 17.3.2015 REGARDING IMPARTING OF TRAINING TO RETIRING ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL.

RESETTLEMENT TRAINING CONDUCTED BY DGR FOR OFFICERS, JCOs/ORs:
(1) OFFICERS TRAINING: Officers training courses are classified into the following categories:-

(a) Security Courses: Corporate and Industrial Security, Safety and Intelligence Course.

(b) Management courses:

(i) 24 Week Management courses IIMs and other ‘A’ Grade Business schools.
(ii) Modular management courses on retail, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Retail Management, Human Resource Management, Facility Management etc.

(c) Other courses:

(i) Corporate Social Responsibility.
(ii) Seafaring.
(iii) Independent Directors course.
(iv) Management of Academic Institutions.
(v) Jet Transition.
(vi) Export & Import.
(vii) Event Management.
(viii) Six Sigma.

(2) JCOs/ORs TRAINING: JCOs/ORs Training courses are classified into the following categories:-

(a) Security and Fire Protection courses:

(i) Assistant Security officers courses.
(ii) Fire and Industrial Safety management.
(iii) Sub Fire Officers course at National Fire College.

(b) Vocational Courses:

(i) Repair of electrical and Electronic appliances.
(ii) X-ray/ECG Technician and Operation Theatre Assistant.
(iii) Advance welding.
(iv) JCB Operator.
(v) AC & Refrigeration.
(vi) Seafaring.

(c) Management Course:

(i) 24 Week Management courses in renowned institutes.
(ii) Modular management courses on retail, business project, entrepreneurship, Insurance, travel and tourism, supply chain management.

(d) IT and Computer Course:

(i) DOEACC ‘O’ level course.
(ii) Computer hardware maintenance.
(iii) Computer networking.
(iv) Desktop publishing.
(v) Book keeping and Accountancy using Tally.
(vi) Microsoft certified professional and solution provider (MCP & MCSP).

(e) Hospitality Courses.

(f) Logistics & Transport Management

(g) Corporate Office Management

(h) Material Management

Source: www.rajyasabha.nic.in

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PCDA Orders : Disability pension/war injury pension/special family pension/liberalized family pension/dependent pension/liberalized dependent pension for the Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank.

PCDA Orders : Disability pension/war injury pension/special family pension/liberalized family pension/dependent pension/liberalized dependent pension for the Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank.

 

 O/o THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSION)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No. 522

Dated: 31.12.2013

To,
The OI/C
ROs/ PAO (ORs)

Subject :- Clarification concerning the GOI, MOD letter No.- 1(11)/06-D(Pen-C) PC dated 08.09.09, 05.03.2010 and Letter No.- 2(1)/2011-D(Pension/Policy) dated 03.02.2011 regarding disability pension/war injury pension/special family pension/liberalized family pension/dependent pension/liberalized dependent pension for the Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank.

Reference :- This office Circular No 273 dated- 16.02.2001 and Circular No 458 dated-06.04.2011.

It is clarified vide GOI, MOD letter No 2(3)/2012-D(Pen/Pol) dt-22.10.2013, received through HQRs office, that the circumstances mentioned in 1) GOI letter No 1(11)/2006-(Pen-C) PC dated 8th Sep 2009, 2) GOI letter No 1(11)/2006-D(Pen-C) PC dated-05.03.2010 and 3) GOI letter No 2(1)/2011/D (Pen/Policy) dated 03.02.2011 would be equally applicable to all the three services i.e Army, Air Force, and Navy.

This Circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for disseminating to all concerned.

No Gts/Tech/0113/LXIV
Dated: 31.12.2013

sd/-
(A.K. NIGAM)
ACDA (P)

No. 2(3)/2012-D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

Dated 22nd Oct., 2013

To
Chief of Army Staff
Chief of Air Staff,
Chief of Naval Staff.

Sir,
It has been brought to the notice of the Ministry that some cases are pending finalisation for grant of liberalised family pension (LFP) for want of clarification in the Govt letters dated No. 1(11)/06-D(Pen-C) PC dated 08.09.09, No. 1(11)/2006-D(Pen-C) PC dated 5.3.10 & No. 2(1)/2011-D(Pension/Policy) dated 03.02.2011 (copies enclosed). The matter was considered in a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Secretary (ESW) on 24.05.2013. it was decided that the circumstances mentioned in the 3 letters would be equally applicable to all the three Armed Forces, although, some of them were included at the instance of Air HQrs. Army, Air Force and Navy may get the pending cases re-examined for eligibility of LFP in the light of clarifications given in the meeting and instructions contained in the said letters.
This issues with the approval of Secretary (ESW) & concurrence of MoD(Fin) vide 10(4)12010/Fin/Pen, dated 19.8.2013.

sd/
(Malathi Narayanan)
Under Secretary (Pen/Pol)

Source: www.pcdapension.nic.in
[http://pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/Circular-522.pdf]

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Suicide cases in Armed Forces – Details as on date

Suicide cases in Armed Forces – Details as on date

The below information was given by the Minister of Defence Shri A.K.Antony in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on 9.12.2013

Details of suicide cases in the Armed Forces during the last three years and the current year, Service wise are as under:

Year Army Navy Air Force
2010 116 1 14
2011 105 4 23
2012 95 1 15
2013 (as on date) 74 3 14
Studies have been conducted by Services and by Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR) and College of Defence Management from time to time. Besides, Board of Inquiry is conducted in cases of suicides to establish reasons.
Government has taken a number of measures for prevention of suicide cases which include provision of Psychological counselling by psychological counsellors, conduct of Yoga and meditation as part of unit routine, establishing a grievance redressal mechanism, liberalized leave policy and improvement in living and working conditions through provision of better infrastructure and facilities.

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Grant of dual (Two) family pension from military as well as DSC: PCDA Circular No. 513

Grant of dual (Two) family pension from military as well as DSC: PCDA Circular No. 513

 OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)

RAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014

Circular No. 513

Dated: 19.07.2013

Subject: Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Committee on the issue related to Defence Service Personnel and Ex Servicemen – 2012 Grant of dual (Two) family pension from military as well as DSC.

Reference: This office Circular No. 504 dated 17.01.2013.

Consequent upon issue of Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 10(17)/2012-D(Pen/Pol) dated 21.03.2013 (copy enclosed), the facility of dual or two family pension to the families of Armed Forces Pensioners who get second re-employment in Civil departments after getting retired / discharged from military service and were in receipt of ordinary family pension as circulated vide this office circular No. 504 dated 17/01/2013 is also applicable to the DSC Personnel. Thus, family pensioners of the DSC personnel are also covered in the ambit of the ibid letter.

2. In view of the above Govt. order, it is requested that the dual family pension claim in respect of DSC personnel may be forwarded to this office for necessary action at this end.

3. The provision of this circular shall be effective from 24th September 2012.

4. This circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for disseminating across the all concerned.

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

ACDA (P)

No. Gts/Tech/0167/XV
Dated: 19.07.2013
Source: http://pcdapension.nic.in

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Non payment of Dearness Relief on Disability Element While on Re-Employment

Non payment of Dearness Relief on Disability Element While on Re-Employment

Department of Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) has published the order regarding the subject of ‘Non payment of Dearness Relief on Disability Element While on Re-Employment’.
Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) 
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad – 211014

 

Circular No. 166
No. AT/Tech/263- XVI
O/o the Pr. C.D.A. (P), Allahahad
Date: 07.03.2013
Sub: – Non payment of Dearness Relief on Disability Element While on Re Employment.
The payment of dearness relief during re-employment / employment / permanently absorption of pensioners / family pensioners under the Central or State Government or in a Statutory Corporation / Company / Body / Bank under them in India or abroad is not being regulated correctly by various Pension Disbursing Authorities. Where some Pension Disbursing Authorities are disallowing dearness relief to re-employed pensioner of commissioned officer on disability element, others are allowing in few cases.
Similar irregularities have been noticed in case of pensioners of PBOR. The instances of not allowing dearness relief to family pensioners during their employment are also drawing attention of this office/Ministry from time to time. The position on the subject is though clearly stipulated in Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions. Deptt of P&PW letter No. 45/73/97-P&PW(G) dt. 2nd July, 1999 and Ministry of Defence letter No. 79(1 )/95/D (Pen/Services) dated 2th August 2000 and Deptt of P&PW UO No. 41/42/2007-P&PW(G) dt. 3-4-2008. However, position is re-clarified as under for uniform implementation of above orders.
(a) In case of re-employed pensioners who hold Group ‘A’ post or posts of the ranks of commissioned officers at the time of their re-employment will not he entitled to any dearness relief on pension on the fact that:
(i) A certain portion of pension is taken into account and is not entirely ignored.
(ii) The pay in the post of re-employment is not required to he fixed at the minimum of the scale in all cases, and
(iii) Dearness allowance at the rates applicable from time to time is also admissible on the pay fixed on re-employment.
(b)
(i) The entire pension admissible is to be ignored in the case of civilian pensioner who held posts below Group ‘A’ and those ex-servicemen who held posts below the ranks of commissioned officers, at the time of their retirement. Their pay on re-employment is to be fixed at the minimum of the pay scale of the post in which they are re-employed. Such civilian pensioners will consequently be entitled to dearness relief on their pension at the rates applicable from time to time.
(ii) The ex-servicemen (PBOR) who retired before attaining the age of 55 years and re-employed thereafter and their pay fixed at a higher stage because of advance increments and no protection of the last pay drawn is being given, the pay should he treated as fixed at a minimum only for the purpose of ignoring the entire pension and allowing dearness relief on pension.
(c) The disability element is part of disability pension. therefore position explained at a & h above will also apply for regulating dearness relief on disability element during re-employment of pensioner drawing disability
pension.
(d) The family pension received by the eligible central Govt. employees/Armed Forces pensioners is, in any case, not taken into account in determining their pay on employment therefore, dearness relief at the rates applicable from time to time shall he admissible on their family pension.
Incorrect payment of pension is not only infringement of Govt. orders but also cause of concern to pensioners. It is, therefore, requested o instruct Pension Paying Branches / CPPC / Offices / Treasuries under your jurisdictions to regulate the payment of dearness relief on pension /family pension on re-employment / employment / permanently absorption of pensioners/family pensioners as explained above.
sd/-
(P.N. CHOPRA)
Asst.CDA (P)
Source: www.pcdapension.nic.in
[http://pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/Circular-166.pdf]

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Enhancement of Remuneration of ECHS Contractual Staff

Enhancement of Remuneration of ECHS Contractual Staff

No. 22D(50)/07//US(WE)/D(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

Dated, 5th February. 2013

To.,
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

CORRIGENDUM
Sir,
I am directed to convey the sanction of the President to the following amendments in Para 2 and Para 3 of GoI MoD letter No. 22D(50)2007/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 30 Jul 2009.
2. Para 2 to read as follows:

Ser No. Category FOR READ
Contractual Fees (Per Month) Contractual Fees (Per Month)
1. Medical Officer Rs. 25,000/- Rs.46,000/-
2. Specialist (Medical Speciallst & Gynaecologist) Rs. 35,000/- Rs. 55,000/-
3. Dental Officer Rs. 25,000/- Rs. 46,000/-
4. Officer-in-Charge Polyclinic Rs. 25,000/- Rs. 46,000/-
5. Nursing Assistant (Nurse) Rs.10,000/- Rs. 15,000/-
6. Nursing Assistant (General) Rs. 9,500/- Rs. 15,000/-
7. Nursing Assistant (X-Ray Assistant / Radiographer) Rs. 10,000/- Rs. 15.000/-
8. Nursing Assistant (Physiotherapist) Rs. 10,000/- Rs. 15,000/-
9. Laboratory Assistant Rs. 10,000/- Rs. 15,000/-
10. Dental Hygienist / Dental Assistant Rs. 10,000/- Rs. 15,000/-

3. Para 3 to read as follows:-

Ser No. Category FOR READ
Contractual Fees
(Per Month)
Contractual Fees
(Per Month)
1. Receptionist / Clerk /
Data Entry Operator
Rs. 8,000/- Rs. 12,000/-
2. Driver Rs. 7,000/- Rs. 10,500/-
3. Female Rs. 6,500/- Contractual remuneration will be
restricted to nerrick rates for
these categories as applicable
to the nearest military station.
4. Peon Rs. 6,500/-
5. Safaiwal Rs. 6,500/-

4. The revised order will be effective from 1st April, 2013.
5. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their ID No.33(5)/09IFin/Pen dated 5th February, 2013

Yours Faithfully
sd/-
(HK Mallick)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: www.desw.gov.in
[http://www.desw.gov.in/sites/upload_files/desw/files/pdf/circuler0213_0.pdf]

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Eligibility of Unmarried Daughters of Armed Forces personnel for grant of Family Pension beyond 25 years of Age

Eligibility of Unmarried Daughters of Armed Forces personnel for grant of Family Pension beyond 25 years of Age

No. 2(2)/2012/D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi the 14th Dcc., 2012
To
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff
Subject: Eligibility of Unmarried Daughters of Armed Forces personnel for grant of Family Pension beyond 25 years of Age.
Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s ID No.878/A/D(Pen/Sers)/04 dated 21.9.2004 extending the provisions of Department of P&PW OM No. 1/19/03-P&PW (E) dated 25.08.2004 and this Ministry’s letter No.I (3)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 25.10.07 which makes unmarried / widowed / divorced daughter eligible for family pension beyond 25 years of age subject to fulfilment of other prescribed conditions, Attention is also invited to this Ministry’s ID No.9(6)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 21.2.2008 under which it was clarified in consultation with Department of P&PW that liberalised family pension/special family pension (dependent pension) was not covered under the provisions of this Ministry’s above said letter dated 25.10.2007. A lot of references are being received in this Ministry for making unmarried/widowed/divorced daughter eligible for grant of liberalised family pension/special family pension beyond 25 years of age, if otherwise in order.
References are also being received in this Ministry for dissolving the provisions contained in Regulation 230(c) of Pension Regulations for the Army Part — 1(1961) and similar provision in Pension Regulations for Navy and Air Force, which debars unmarried daughters for continuance of Special Family pension if they were in receipt of children allowance even after disqualification of all other eligible heir(s).
2. The above matter is considered by the Government and it has been decided in consultation with Department of P&PW that unmarried/widowed/divorced daughter also be eligible for grant of liberalised / special family pension beyond 25 years subject to fulfilment of other prescribed conditions as hitherto fore. It has also decided that all unmarried/widowed/divorced daughters, who were earlier or otherwise eligible for children allowance, shall also be sanctioned I liberalised family pension subject to other conditions being fulfilled. The allowance, if being paid, shall be discontinued from the date special/liberalised family pension is sanctioned under these orders. The provisions contained in Regulations 230(c), 239 & 240 of Pension Regulation for the Army Part – 1(1961) and similar provisions in Pension Regulations for the Navy and Air Force shall stand modified to that extent.
3. The family pension to unmarried/widowed/divorced daughters above the age of 25 years shall be payable if all other eligible children below the age of 25 years have ceased to receive family pension and there is no disabled child to receive the family pension. Family pension shall be payable to unmarried/widowed/divorced
daughter in order of their date of birth and younger of them shall not be eligible unless the next above has become ineligible for grant of family pension.
4. This order will take effect from 6.9.2007 i.e., the date from which Ordinary Family Pension was allowed to unmarried daughters by DoP&PW.
5. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their UO No. 10(8)/2012/Fin/Pen dated 21.11.12.
Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
Under Secretary to Government of India
Source: www.cgda.nic.in
[http://www.cgda.nic.in/audit/20121214_fp_instead_ca.pdf]

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