7th Pay Commission recommendations on Disability Pension for Soldiers
7th Pay Commission recommendations on Disability Pension for Soldiers – Minister’s Reply to a Rajya Sabha Member
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2120
Disability pension for soldiers
2120 . Shri Husain Dalwai
(a) whether it is a fact that according to a Government notification issued in September last year the disability pension for soldiers is less than half that of bureaucrats, if so, details of pensions provided to both groups;
(b) the measures suggested, if any, to bring the pensions of soldiers at par with those of bureaucrats, if not, the reasons why soldiers are awarded a smaller amount of disability pensions than bureaucrats, despite the former’s job being more hazardous; and
(c) details of increase, if any, in amount of disability pensions awarded to various groups after passing of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations resolution?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE
(a) to (c): The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommended the following on disability pension:-
The Commission is of the considered view that the regime implemented post 6th CPC needs to be discontinued, and recommended return to the slab based system. The slab rates for disability element for 100 percent disability would be as follows:
Rate per month (INR)
10 and above
Honorary Commissioned Officers Subedar Majors / Equivalents
6 to 9
Subedar / Equivalents Naib Subedar / Equivalents Havildar / Equivalents
5 and below
Naik / Equivalents Sepoy / Equivalents
The above recommendation has been accepted and Resolution dated 30.09.2016 issued accordingly.
The 6th CPC dispensation of the calculation of disability element on percentage basis, however, continues for civil side which has resulted in an anomalous situation. The issue has accordingly been referred to the Anomaly Committee. The disability element which was being paid as on 31.12.2015 will, however continue to be paid till decision on the recommendations of Anomaly Committee is taken by the Government.