Armed Forces Tribunal has directed the government to constitute an expert committee


Armed Forces Tribunal

The Armed Forces Tribunal has directed the government to constitute an expert committee to look into the issue relating to pension of ex-servicemen with less than 15 years of service in the armed forces.

AFT Kochi passed an order on 4.4.2011 on the TA No.41/2010 of Ex-Servicemen Non-Pensioners Association directing the respondents i.e. UOI & Ors to have the above issue raised by the petitioners, considered by an Expert Committee. 

AFT`s order is at deliberative stage. 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri M.B. Rajesh in Lok Sabha today. 

Committee did not find it feasible to recommend One Rank One Pension


One Rank One Pension

Pension improvement is an ongoing process. Considerable improvements have been made in the pensions of armed forces personnel.

A Committee was set up under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary to look into the issue of `One Rank One Pension and other related matters`. After considering all aspects of the matter, the Committee did not find it feasible to recommend One Rank One Pension. However, keeping in mind the spirit of the demand, several other recommendations to substantially improve pensionary benefits of Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) and Commissioned Officers were made, which have been accepted by the Government and orders in implementation of all the recommendations have been issued. These are available at www.pcdapension.nic.in. Implementation of these orders has not only significantly reduced the gap between the past and the current pensioners but has also considerably improved the pension of ex-servicemen including disabled ex-servicemen. 

As per yearly statement of booking of Defence Pension Expenditure during year 2009-10 & 2010-11, the entire amount allotted for Defence Pension Expenditure has been booked in full and no amount is lying unspent. 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri Jyoti Mirdha and others in Lok Sabha today. 
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