Friday, March 29, 2013
ATTENTION VETERAN BROTHERS- SERIES-2
Disability pension orders will be denoted by :
D/ 012/ year, D/RA/ 012/ year DE/ corr/ 012/ year.
D means disability pension sanctioned for a particular period say 5, 10 years. After this period, the pensioner has to re appear for Re assessment of Medical board, then the percentage of Disability element may increase, may remain the same or it may be reduced . Here the PPO will be denoted as D/ RA/ 012/ year for life. The same is now modified
as DE / 012/ year for life .
In earlier times the Rate of percentage was, 20%, 30%, 40% , 50% and so on up to 100%.
Now it is sanctioned as 50% minimum.
Those who retired prior to 1996 and after 1996 up to 31-12-2005 with Disability pension with the reason for :
Invalided out, Medically boarded out , not fit for further military service etc. Under Clause 13-(iii)
These clause of veterans can apply for Broad banding i.e Rounding of Disability element. That is their exiting percentage will be enhanced to :
20 % to 49% ……….as 50%
50 to 75% ……… as 75 %
76% to 100 %............... as 100 %
The Veterans have to send Annexure as per CDA cir 429 duly filled and signed by the PDA to their Record Office, . After verifying the records, the RO will send the annexure to CDA and the CDA will send the revised PPO enhancing the Rate of Disability element. It may take 3 to 4 months time.
Previously the rate of Disability pension was fixed for Ranks:
Sepoy to Havidar…………..100% disability ….3510.00
Nb.Sub to Sub.Major……… 100% disability………… 4300.00
Hony. Comm.officers…….. 100% disability…. 5880.00
Now as per the latest circular 456, the Disability pension is calculated on the Emolument last drawn by the pensioner. That is 30% of the emolument will 100% disability.
A sepoy of say X group… Minimum fitment as per cir 501- 12240/-
100 % disability will 30% of the emolument i.e… 12240 X 30%= 3672.
Say if the Sepoy was sanctioned with say 20% disability then it will be 20% of 3672= 735.
Previously it was= fixed rate of 3510 X 20%= 702. So There is Difference .
Likewise the disability pension will vary for each veteran according to their Ranks and their emolument.
Note: the disability pension is calculated for the Rank held at the time of discharge.
The affected ESM has to approach the PDA and get the revised Disability pension or they have to write to their respective Record Office.