Pension to Ex-servicemen and Army Personnel: Rajya Sabha QA

Pension to Ex-servicemen: Current pension structure applicable to Armed Forces personnel – Rajya Sabha QA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELWARE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2260

TO BE ANSWERED ON 9th August, 2021

PENSION TO EX-SERVICEMEN

2260 SHRI TIRUCHI SIVA:

Will the Minister of Defence be pleased to state:

(a) the current structure of pension given to ex-servicemen and army personnel;

(b) whether the Ministry has considered increasing this amount, if so, the details thereof including the detailed structure; and

(c) if not, whether the Ministry has plans for the same?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE SHRI AJAY BHATT

(a) As per current pension structure applicable to Armed Forces personnel, following pensionary awards are given:

(i) Retiring Pension/Service Pension
(ii) Retiring Gratuity/Service Gratuity
(iii) Special Pension/Special Gratuity
(iv) Invalid Pension/Invalid Gratuity
(v) Retirement Gratuity/Death Gratuity
(vi) Disability Pension/War injury pension
(vii) Ordinary Family pension/Special Family pension/Liberalized Family pension
(viii) Dependent pension/Second life award of special family pension/Liberalized family pension
(x) Family Gratuity

Pension is calculated at 50% of the last emoluments drawn by the individual. The minimum qualifying service for earning a service pension is 20 years in case of Commissioned Officers and 15 years 1n case of Personnel Below Officer Rank.

(b) & (c): Pension in respect of Armed Forces personnel has increased from time to time on the basis of recommendations of various Central Pay Commissions. In addition, various Government policy letters have been issued from time to time which resulted in increase 1n pension/family pension.

Source: Rajya Sabha

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