Grant of Disability Pension/Element/Special Family Pension in case of death of ESM due to COVID-19 – Withdrawal of earlier OM: DESW OM dated 14.10.2022
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated, the 14th October, 2022
The Chief of Defence Staff
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff
Subject: Grant of Disability Pension/Element/Special Family Pension in case of death of ESM due to COVID-19-clarification thereon.
I am directed to refer to MoD letter No. 2(3)/2022/D(Pen/Pol) dated 16.08.2022 on the above mentioned subject. It has been decided with the approval of the Competent Authority to withdraw the MoD letter No. 2(3)/2022/D(Pen/Pol) dated 16.08.2022 as the matter requires further consultation in the Government. Accordingly, the MoD letter No. 2(3)/2022/D(Pen/Pol) dated 16.08.2022 stands withdrawn.
2. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID Note No. 10(04)/2022/FIN/PEN dated 29.09.2022.
3. Hindi version will follow.
(B L Meena)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
As per Standard distribution list.
CGDA, New Delhi
DAV, Air Hqrs
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