1. IESM delegation consisting of the following met the 7th CPC for over an hour on 24th Sep 2014.
(a) Maj Gen Satbir Singh Chairman IESM
(b) Maj Gen PK Renjen Vice Chairman IESM
(c) Gp Capt VK Gandhi Gen Sec IESM
(d) Maj Gen AJB Jaini Member Gov Body
(e) Hony Lt K Pandey Member Gov Body
2. The following members and the officials of the 7th CPC were present:-
(a) Justice AK Mathur Chairman 7 CPC
(b) Sh Mudit Mittal Director 7 CPC
(c) Sh DK Rai Director 7 CPC
(d) Ms Meena Aggarwal Secretary 7CPC
(e) Sh Sameer K Sinha Jt Sec 7 CPC
(f) Sh Rajeev Misra Advisor
(g) Sh Y Shukla Advisor
(h) Sh Mohinder Singh Advisor
(i) Km Vandana Sirvastava CGDA
(a) Start of Down-gradation of Defence personnel in 1973 3rd CPC.
(b) Integration of OROP in 7th CPC.
(c) Pension of Widows.
(d) Defence Personnel Retire Early and also Die Early.
(e) Disability Pension.
It was recommended by the delegation that “The present disability pension in cases of discharge/ superannuation/retirement with a disability is authorized only to those personnel who have a disability of 20% or more whereas in cases of discharge on medical grounds, the 20% stipulation stands abrogated. All individuals irrespective of the percentage of disability should be granted compensation. Disability pension needs to be paid in ALL cases of disability and broad-banding of percentages of disability be extended to all (and not just invalided personnel as is the case at present) as the concept of broad-banding is to offset medical subjectivity and mistakes and arbitrary percentages awarded by medical boards and has no connection with the manner of exit from service. Moreover, all disabilities arising during military service, including while on authorized leave, should be deemed as ‘attributable or at least aggravated’ by service unless caused by the person’s own misconduct as is the system prevalent in all major democracies (See Rule 105 of United States Code 38). It may be pertinent to point out that the Rules already provide for such a stipulation (See Rule 5 of Entitlement Rules, 1982) and even the Hon’ble Supreme Court has already ruled in favour of disabled soldiers in this regard in Dharamvir Singh Vs UOI, civil appeal 4949/2013 decided on 02nd July 2013. Only condition to deny disability pension would be if the disability is a result of any misconduct or criminality. There should be a separate ‘Defence Services Pay Committee’ (as promised by the former Prime Minister) comprising members from Defence Services/ veterans and judges from SC/ HC.
(f) Common Pay Scale of JCOs and ORs.
(g) Rank Pay Case.
(h) Rank Pay For JCOs and ORs. Rank Pay should also be extended to JCOs and ORs.
(j) Third Assured Career Progression for the Sepoy.
(k) Pensions of Pre 2004 retiree Majors and Selection Grade Lt Cols.
(l) Performance Related incentive scheme (PRIS).
(m) Dynamic Assured Carrier Progression (DCAP) For Medical Officers.
Maj Gen (Retd) Satbir Singh, SM
Chairman Indian ESM Movement
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