Govt denies Ex-Servicemen their due in Defence Pension and Rank Pay – Hindu-FrontLine reports
The Central government has for decades denied defence personnel their due in pension and rank pay in spite of several court judgements directing it to do so. By PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI
This happened to ex-servicemen after the Fourth Pay Commission in 1986 announced substantial increases in the pensions of ex-servicemen. When the government started deducting the increased pension from their salary, many re-employed ex-servicemen approached the Supreme Court (Vasudevan Pillay & others). On December 8, 1994, the apex court held that the “decision to reduce enhanced pension from the pay of those ex-servicemen who were holding civil post on 1.1.1986, following their re-employment, is unconstitutional.” The Government of India filed a special leave petition (SLP) against it, which was rejected by the Supreme Court and it ordered the government to pay the dues to ex-servicemen.
Source : Frontline.in