7th Pay Commission revised ex-gratia lump sum compensation to the next of kin of the deceased Defence Forces Personnel
Ministry of Defence circular on Revision of ex-gratia lumpsum compensation
No. 20(2)/2016/D (Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, 2nd November, 2016
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of the Navy Staff
Subject: Ex-gratia lump sum compensation — Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 20(1)/98/D(Pay/Services) dated 22.09.1998 as amended vide letter of even number dated 12.04.1999, 03.08.1999, 19.05.2000, 21.10.2008 and letter No. 20(5)/2009/D(Pay/Services) dated 4.6.2010 on the above subject and to say that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the existing rate of ex-gratia lump sum compensation to the next of kin of the deceased Defence Forces Personnel is revised as follows:
S No. Circumstances Rates (in Rs.) (a) Death occurring due to accidents in course of performance of duties. 25 Lakhs (b) Death in the course of performance of duties attributed to acts of violence by terrorists, anti-social elements etc. 25 Lakhs (c) Death occurring in border skirmishes and action against militants, terrorists, extremists, sea pirates. 35 Lakhs (d) Death occurring while on duty in the specified high altitude, inaccessible border posts, on account of natural disasters, extreme weather conditions. 35 Lakhs (e) Death occurring during enemy action in war or such war like engagements, which are specifically notified by Ministry of Defence and death occurring during evacuation of Indian Nationals from a war-torn zone in foreign country. 45 Lakhs
2. This letter takes effect from 01.01.2016.
3. The other terms and conditions contained in the Ministry’s letter dated 22.09.1998 as amended shall remain unchanged.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their UO No. 8(1)/2016-AG (414-PA) dated 27.10.2016.
Under Secretary to the Government of India