Constant Attendance Allowance on monthly basis with disability pension to armed forces personnel – CAA to be paid on monthly basis along with disability / war injury Pension
Defence Ministry has announced payment of Constant Attendance Allowance (CAA) with disability pension to Armed Forces Personnel on monthly basis. The communication sent to Chief of armed forces is reproduced below.
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, Date: 27th April 2015
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.
The undersigned is directed to state that as per Regulation 89 of Pension Regulation for the Army Part-I (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 the 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 PDA. Since, CAA is being paid on the basts 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 terms 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 lD. No.10(08)/2014/Fin/Pen dated 09/04/2015.
Hindi version will follow.
Under Secretary to the Government of India