Injuries during training in Defence Academies: Lok Sabha QA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.956
TO BE ANSWERED ON 3rd DECEMBER, 2021
INJURIES DURING TRAINING IN DEFENCE ACADEMIES
956. SHRI RAM MOHAN NAIDU KINJARAPU:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
(a) the total number of cadets who were injured during their training in defence academies and as a result were invalidated out on medical grounds during the last five years, year-wise;
(b) the total number of injuries that were attributable to service and non-attributable to service;
(c) the year-wise break-up of the number of medical board out cadets in the categories of those suffering 20 percent disability, 30 percent disability, 50 percent or more and 100 percent disability during the said period;
(d) the total amount of ex-gratia payment released to such cadets by the Ministry during the last five years, year-wise; and
(e) whether such cadets have been issued identity cards or any other document of identification that they can use to access healthcare facilities in military hospitals and if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE (SHRI AJAY BHATT) IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(a) The total number of cadets boarded out of service are as follows:
|Year||Number of cadets boarded out|
(b) Injuries attributable to service and non-attributable to service:
|Injuries attributable to service||66|
|Injuries non-attributable to service||36|
(c) Year-wise break-up of cadets boarded out:
(d) The following Ex-gratia benefits are granted to cadets on being medically boarded out:
(i) Ex-Gratia Disability Award (for 100% disability, reduced proportionately) – Rs. 16,200/- pm
+ Dearness Relief. No disability award shall be payable in cases where the degree of disablement is less than 20%
(ii) Monthly Ex-Gratia – Rs. 9000/- pm + Dearness Relief.
(iii) Constant Attendance Allowance (For 100% disability only) – Rs.6,750/- pm.
In addition, Army Group Insurance Fund (AGIF) provides disability and Ex-gratia benefits to cadets boarded out with disability.
(e) Cadets medically boarded out from armed forces are not issued any identity card. However, medical treatment of such injured cadets is done at Military Hospitals
Source: Lok Sabha