When a soldier sustains injury / suffered by diseases during training or Term of engagement,
where the disability due to causes which are accepted as Attributable /Aggraveted by
Military service, he may be discharged with disability pension.
If the injury/ disease / disability due to causes which are neither Attributable nor Aggraveted
by Military services such as constitutional diseases, Chronic Ailments etc. , he may be
discharged with out disability pension.
The degree / percentage of Disability is decided by Military Medical board .
If the percentage falls below 20%, no disability pension.
If more thaqn 20% , it may be sanctioned for a certain period, say 5 to 10 years and
then the veteran has to appear for Re- Medical . During Re-Medical , his condition
will be assessed and the same disability may be extended for another some period or
During Re-medical, if the there is improvement, and the percentage falls below 20%,
the disability may be discontinued.
For Pre-1996 retirees, the range was 20%, 30% ,40%, 50% and so on upto 100%.
The Rate was fixed for Ranks;
Example: for 100%
Rank Vth CPC VIth CPC
Sep to Hav 1550 3510
Nb.Sub to Sub Maj 1900 4300
Comm Offrs &
Hony.Offrs 2600 5880
For post 1996 retirees, if the cause of Discharge was- Invalided out / Medically
boarded out, the Minimum rate was sanctioned as 50%-
nly three rates, 50, 75 and 100%.
Then as per CDA cir 429, this benefit was extended to Pre-1996 retirees also
on application, but with effect from 1-7-2009 only.
i.e 20 to 49%- 50, 50to 75- 75 and above 75 -100%.
Again as per CDA cir 529, this benefit was extended from 1-1-1996 for
the same people but on application anf getting Corr.PPO.
Then as per CDA cir 456, the Fixed Rate was change in to Percentage wise.
That is , 30%of emolument of a Rank and Group will be for 100% disability.
with a minimum of 3510/-
For a sepoy of group- X, Emolument /Min.fitment as per cir 542- 12240
30% of 12240 will be= 12240X 30%= 3672, this for 100% DE.
which was 3510 earlier. Like was for all the ranks and groups.
This rate was effected from 1-1-2006.
This Rate is already applicable for Post 2006 retirees.
This same formula is follwed as per CDA circulars 542, 555, 560 and 562.
DISABILITY PPOS WILL BE DENOTED AS UNDER:
D/ BC/ 123/2001.
Circulars connected with disability pension:
282, 397, 410, 429, 456, 529, 542, 555, 560, and 562.
All veteran brothers are requested to read the same and
please pass on to other veterans also..