Revision of Casualty Pensionary awards in respect of pre-1996 and pre-2006 Medical Officers of Armed Forces by inclusion of NPA for revision of Disability/War Injury Pension and Special/Liberalized Family Pension

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Revision of Casualty Pensionary awards in respect of pre-1996 and pre-2006 Medical Officers of Armed Forces by inclusion of NPA for revision of Disability/War Injury Pension and Special/Liberalized Family Pension

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Revision of Casualty Pensionary awards in respect of pre-1996 and pre-2006 Medical Officers of Armed Forces by inclusion of Non-Practice Allowance (NPA) for revision of Disability Pension/War Injury Pension and Special Family Pension/Liberalized Family Pension

No. 1(7)/2014(2)/D(Pension/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
D(Pension/Policy)

New Delhi, Dated: 22nd January, 2021

To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff a

Sub: Revision of Casualty Pensionary awards in respect of pre-1996 and pre-2006 Medical Officers of Armed Forces by inclusion of Non-Practice Allowance (NPA) for revision of Disability Pension/War Injury Pension and Special Family Pension/Liberalized Family Pension.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 1(7)/2014-D(Pen/Pol) dated 31st July, 2015 wherein it was decided that in case of pre-1996 retired Medical Officers of Armed Forces, NPA @ 25% Shall be added to minimum of scale of pay as on 01.01.1996 while determining minimum guaranteed pension/family pension in terms of this Ministry’s letter No. 1(1)/99/(Pen/Sers) dated 07.06.1999 subject to the ceiling that pay plus rank pay plus NPA shall not) exceed Rs. 29,500/-. It had also been decided that in case of pre-2006 retired Medical Officers of Armed Forces, NPA @ 25% shall be added to the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay and Military Service Pay, where applicable, while determining minimum guaranteed pension/family pension from 01.0 1.2006 in terms of Para-5 of this Ministry letter No. 17(4)/2008 (1)/D(Pen/Policy) dated 11.11.2008 subject to the ceiling that pay plus grade pay plus Military Service Pay wherever applicable and NPA, shall not exceed Rs.85000 /-. Similarly, for revision of pension/family pension with effect from 24.09.2012, NPA @ 25% shall also be added to the minimum of the fitment table for the rank in the revised pay band as indicated under fitment tables annexed with SAI 2/S/2008 and equivalent instructions for Navy and Air Force, plus Grade pay and Military Service Pay, where applicable, for determining minimum guaranteed pension in terms of this Ministry’s letter No. 1(11)/2012-D(Pen/Policy) dated 17.01.2013, as modified vide letter dated 25.11.2014 subject to the ceiling that pay plus grade pay plus Military Service Pay wherever applicable and NPA, shall not exceed Rs. 85000/-,

2. DoP&PW vide their OM No. 1/6/2017-P&PW(F) dated 10 October 2018 a have issued clarification that for the purpose of revision of Disability Pension/Family Pension of the pre-1996 & pre-2006 pensioners covered under CCS (EOP) Rules, NPA @ 25% shall be added to the minimum of the pay in the revised scale of pay as on 01.01.1996 & minimum of pay in pay band plus Grade pay or minimum of the pay in the revised pay scale applicable from 01.01.2006 corresponding to the pay scale from which the pensioner retired, respectively.

3. Matter has been under consideration of the Government for quite some time to extend the provision of DoP&PW OM No. 1/6/2017-P&PW([F) dated 10th October 2018 to Armed Forces personnel also while calculating casualty pensionary awards.  It is hereby clarified that for the purpose of revision of Casualty Pensionary Awards ie. Disability Pension/War Injury Pension/ Special Family Pension/Liberalized Family Pension of the pre-01.01.1996 retired Medical Officers of Armed Forces also, NPA @ 25% shall be added to minimum of scale of pay as on 01.01.1996 while determining casualty pensionary awards w.e.f. 01.01.1996. Similarly, for the purpose of revision of Casualty Pensionary Awards of pre-2006 retired Medical Officers of Armed Forces, NPA @ 25% shall be added to the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay and Military Service Pay, where applicable while determining casualty pensionary awards w.e.f. 01.01.2006.

4. The total emoluments to be reckoned for calculation of the Casualty Pensionary Awards in terms of above provisions would not exceed Rs.29500/- w.e.f, 01.01.1996 and Rs.85000/- w.e.f. 01.01.2006.

5. Other terms and conditions stipulated in this Ministry’s order No. 1(7)/2014/D(Pen/Pol) dated 31.07.2015 shall remain unchanged.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence(Finance/Pension) vide their ID No.10(8}/2018/Fin/Pen dated 23.12.2020.

7. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,

(Ashok Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Copy to:-

As per standard distribution list.
MoD (Finance/Pension).
CGDA.

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