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7th CPC: Revision of Disability/ War Injury pension for pre-2016 Defence Forces pensioners – Re-computation of Disability Element

7th CPC: Revision of Disability/ War Injury pension for pre-2016 Defence Forces pensioners – Notional Pension Revision
Government of India/
Ministry of Defence /
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi-l 10011, Dated 23rd January, 2018
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the 7th
Central Pay Commission (CPC) – Revision of Disability/ War Injury
pension for pre-1.1.2016 Defence Forces pensioners reg. 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.17(01)
/2016-D(Pen /Pol) dated 29th October’ 2016 modified vide letter No
17(01)/2017(01)/ D(Pension/Policy) dated 4th September, 2017 for revision
of pension of pre-2016 Defence Forces pensioners / family pensioners in
implementation of the Government decisions on the recommendations of the
7th CPC. As per the same, disability element/ liberalized disability
element/ war injury element of Defence Forces pensioners have been revised
by the pension disbursing agencies by multiplying the existing rate of
disability element as on 31.12.2015, by factor of 2.57 to arrive at revised
rate of disability element as on 1.1.2016. The Ministry vide letter No
17(01)/2017(O2)/D(Pension/Policy) dated 5th September, 2017 have
also issued orders for revision of pension including disability element by
issue of corrigendum PPO based on notional pay fixed as on 1.1.2016 in the 7th CPC pay matrix corresponding to the pay in
the pay scale/ pay band & grade pay in which the pensioner had retired.
The later order of 5th September, 2017 allows the benefit of broad banding
of disability in cases of retirement/ discharge voluntary or otherwise with
disability/ war injury and additional pension on disability/war injury
element to be authorized by issue of corrigendum PPO. 
2. In partial, modification of Ministry’s said order dated 29th October,
2016 as modified, the President is now pleased to decide that in cases
where Armed Forces pensioners who were retired / discharged voluntary or
otherwise with disability and were in receipt of disability/war injury
element as on 31.12.2015, their extent of disability shall be re-computed
in the following manner before applying the multiplication factor of 2.57
on existing disability / war injury element to arrive at the revised
disability element / war injury element as on 1.1.2016. 
Accepted percentage of disability

Percentage to be reckoned for computation of
Disability Element

20% or more but less than 50%
Between 50% to 70%
Between 76% to 100%
3. Rates for calculation of disability where composite assessment has been
made due to existence of disability as well as war injury, shall be
determined in terms of provision contained in Para 3(b) of Ministry’s
letter No. 16(02)/2015-D(Pen/Pol) dated 8th August 2016. The amount of
revised disability element finally arrived shall be rounded off to next
higher rupee.
4. The President is also pleased to decide that quantum of additional
pension available to old age pensioners after attaining the age of 80 years
and above, shall also be admissible on revised disability/ war injury
element. The Note below Para 12 of this Ministry’s above mentioned letter
dated 29th October, 2016 stand’s deleted.
5. The provisions of this Ministry’s above-mentioned letter dated 29 th October 2016 as modified vide letter dated 4th
September, 2017 and dated 5th September, 2017, which are not
affected by the provisions of this letter, shall remain unchanged.

6. PCDA(Pensions) Allahabad shall issue necessary implementation
instructions for implementation of provisions of these orders directly by
the Pension disbursing agencies.
7. The provisions of this letter shall take effect from 1.1.2016.
8. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry
vide their ID No. Part file (i) to 30(01)/2016/Fin/Pen dated 15.12.2017.
9. Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully

(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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