Government has said that the disability pension for war veterans has significantly increased as per the 7th pay commission recommendations.
The increase ranges from 14% to 30% for some sections, and has significantly increased for almost 90% of the armed forces personnel.
Allaying the controversies regarding disability pension for army men the government has made it clear that there has been no change in disability pensions for war injury cases.
In fact, there has been a significant rise in the pensions of armed forces as per the recommendations of the 7th pay commission.
The resolution based on the 7th pay commission has been passed. Going by the resolution, the increase in disability pensions ranges from around 14% to 30% among personnel below officer rank (PBOR) & junior commissioned officers (JCO).
Infact the disability pension of almost 90% of the armed forces personnel have been significantly increased.
Disability pension for non-battle cases has increased for majority of the personnel.
The govt has accepted recommendations of the 7th pay commission to ensure increase in the disability pensions for majority of the personnel.
The disability pension for Sepoy has increased from Rs 9282 to Rs 12,000. The disability pension for Havildar has increased from Rs 10,542 to Rs 12,000. And, the disability pension for Naik has increased from Rs 9680 to Rs 12000.
In 2015, a total of 62,311 armed forces personnel retired. Of these, 60,662 were personnel below officer rank (PBOR) & junior commissioned officers (JCO) and 1649 were commissioned officers.
Naiks & Havildars constitute the maximum proportion of armed forces. 24035 Naiks & 23124 Havildars retired in 2015.
Naiks & Havildars constitute the maximum proportion of armed forces and this is going to benefit maximum from the disability pensions.