Hand Book Defence Pension for Commissioned Officers  (ICOs)

Hand Book Defence Pension for Commissioned Officers  (ICOs)

Hand Book Defence Pension for Commissioned Officers  (ICOs)

HAND BOOK

DEFENCE PENSION
FOR

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS

(ICOs)

Pension in respect of Armed Forces Personnel is in fact a very complex subject in itself as the orders issued thereon are scattered. Nothing is available on which one can lay his hands for a compact knowledge. This has given me an idea to put all the relevant orders issued on a particular subject at one place in the form of a Handbook.

With this fact in view, I review the Govt. letters issued upto 12/2020 and summarize them precisely on each subject and tried to put them in the Handbook separately for PBORs and ICOs.

For this I got blessings of benevolent Principal Controller Mr. Rajiv Ranjan. I express my heartfelt gratitude to him.

Further, I would also like to convey my sincere thanks to Officer In Charge Grants Tech. Mr. A. K. Malviya and cooperation of his staff at each stage as the same have helped me a lot.

At last, I request esteem readers to ignore the shortcomings, if any, considering the same as my incompetency.

HAND BOOK ON DEFENCE PENSION FOR ICOs

PENSIONARY AWARDS IN RESPECT OF COMMISSIONED OFFICER

INDEX

SL. NO.SUBJECTPARA
1Qualifying service for earning Retiring Pension1
2Periods of service qualifying for pension4
3Determination of amount of pension6
4Retirement Gratuity7
5Commutation of Pension8
6Restoration of commuted portion of pension10
7Disability pension11
8Categorisation of disability12
9Procedure for adjudication of Disability Pension claim
i.  Injury cases
ii. Disease cases
13
8Disability pension on invalidment14
9Disability element on retirement15
10Rates of Disability Element16
11Constant Attendance Allowance17
12Lump sum compensation in lieu of Disability Element19
13Invalid Pension23
14War Injury Pension on invalidment27
15War injury Pension on retention in service28
16Lump sum compensation in lieu of war injury pension in service29
17War injury element on subsequent retirement34
18Liberalized disability pension35
19Ex-gratia awards to cadets (direct) in case of disablement38
20Appeal39
21Ordinary Family Pension40
22Eligible members of family for Ordinary Family Pension41
23Ordinary Family Pension in case of missing personnel/pensioners42
24Rates of Ordinary Family Pension
(i)  Normal Rate
(ii) Enhanced Rate
43
25Special Family Pension45
26Eligible members for Special Family Pension46
27Special Family Pension on re-marriage widow48
28Dependent pension to Parents and Brothers/Sisters49
29Liberalized Family Pension52
30Dependent Pension (Liberalized)55
31Ex-gratia lump sum compensation who die in harness56
33Death Gratuity57
34Monetary allowances attached to Gallantry Awards58
35Pensionary awards in respect of Non-regulars Commissioned Officers (SSC/TC/EC/SSRC)61
36Counting of Past service68
37Condonation of break in service72
38Pro-rata pension73
39Appendices – Rates of
(i) Retiring Pension1
(ii) Retirement Gratuity2
(iii) Disability Element3
(iv) Ordinary family pension-prior to 01.06.53 and after 01.06.534
(v) Special Family Pension-Prior to 01.06.53 and after 01.06.535
(vi) Monetary allowances attached to gallantry decorations6
(vii) Evaluation of Pensionary structure prior to 01.06.53 and thereafter and also important changes due to successive CPC recommendations7
(viii) List of Govt. letters referred to in the Hand Book with Group Order No. under which reproduced8
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PENSIONARY AWARDS IN RESPECT OF COMMISSIONED OFFICERS

QUALIFYING SERVICE FOR EARNING RETIRING PENSION

l. (a) The minimum period of qualifying service for earning retiring pension shall be 20 years (15 years in the case of late entrants).

(b) Serving JCOs/ORs granted EC/SSC will be eligible for retiring pension after 12 years of qualifying service actually rendered.

2. The term qualifying service shall mean actual qualifying service rendered. This was subject to total qualifying service not exceeding 33 years. The provision of weightage has been withdrawn w.e.f. 02.09.2008.

3. A fraction of year equal to 3 months and above but less than 6 months shall be treated as a completed 2 year. Similarly, nine months or more but less than one year shall be treated as a completed one year and reckoned as qualifying service. This shall, however, not be applicable for computing minimum qualifying service for pensionary award.

[Authority:- Gol MoD NOs 1(5)/87/D(Pen/Sers) dt. 30.10.1987, 03.02.1998 and 17(4)/2008(2)/D(Pen/Pol) dt. 12.11.2008 and 30.10.2009)]

4. PERIODS OF SERVICE QUALIFYING FOR PENSION

  1. Service as permanent regular Commissioned Officer.
  2. Embodied or called out service as an officer of TA or Auxiliary Air Force subject to refund of gratuity, if any.
  3. Service in the rank followed by permanent regular Commissioned service without a break subject to refund of gratuity, if any.
  4. All leave including study leave with pay.
  5. Period of suspension from duty when the officer is not brought on trial or court martial with result favorable to the officer.
  6. Service rendered in an Office/Department/Ministry of the Central or State Government.
  7. Any period of civil service under Central or State Government if followed by military service subject to refund of gratuity, if any.
  8. Service rendered in the autonomous bodies.
  9. The period of ante-date of commission and the period of Secondment subject to the following maxima-(a) Ante-date of commission-18 months. (b) Secondment-12 months (c) when both ante-date and Secondment granted-24 months.
  10. Service rendered in aid of civil administration.
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