Disability pension during the last 5 years – Loksabha

Disability pension to Defence personnel

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO:263
ANSWERED ON: 03rd February, 2023

DISABILITY PENSION TO DEFENCE PERSONNEL

  1. SHRI CHANDESHAR PRASAD:

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a) the total number of defence personnel provided disability pension during the last five years and the current year, year-wise;

(b) whether the Government is aware that somearmy officers have not got their disability and service pension even after one year of their discharge from service;

(c) if so, the details of total number of suchcases pending till date alongwith the reasons for delay in crediting their disability and service pension;

(d) whether the Government has given anyassurance in this regard; and

(e) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (SHRI AJAY BHATT)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a): Year-wise details of total number of Defence Pensioners granted disability pension during the last five years and current year are as follows: –

YearInvalided outCompleting their term of engagement and granted Service Pension + Disability ElementTotal
20185420688912309
20195279778213061
20204322808212404
20213672754811220
202252881100716295
January, 2023363460823
Total243444176866112

(b): There is no pension claim of Defence Forces Personnel pending beyond prescribed limit for notification which qualify as per extant policies/rules of the Government for grant of Disability Pension and Disability Element + Service Pension.

(c) to (e): In view of (b) above, question does not arise.

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