Relaxation of Qualifying service norms for eligibility of Disability pension
The Department of Pension and Pensioner's Welfare has considered the question of grant of disability pension to those personnel without the requisite qualifying service.
As per existing rules, only service gratuity is admissible to Government servants with less than 10 years qualifying service and pension is admissible for qualifying service of 10 years or more. Now, the Government has reviewed the position in the light of the hardships being faced by the disabled Govt. servants who have less than 10 years qualifying service at the time of discharge.
It has been decided that there shall be no condition of minimum qualifying service for earning service element. No service gratuity would be admissible. The condition of minimum of qualifying service of 5 years for payment of gratuity would continue to be applicable in accordance with Rule 50 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.
Conditions/guidelines for calculating the disability pension in respect of cases covered under Category B,C, D and E have been laid down, covering the various types of cases and percentage of disabiity. These Orders have been issued with retrospective effect from 01.01.2006.
For further details, download Letter No. 33/5/2009 PPW (F) dated 10.12.2010