Definition of Disability Pension for Commissioned Officers

Categories for determining the Disability Pensionary benefits

PCDA has posted the Definition of Disability Pension for Commissioned Officers in its official website.

Disability Pension

When an officer is invalidated out on account of a disability and the same is attributable to or aggravated by Military service and is assessed and accepted at 20% or more, he is granted Disability Pension.

Disability Pension consists of two elements viz. Service Element and Disability Element. Service element is equal to the retiring pension determined.

Disability Element for 100% disability for various rank is 30% of emoluments last drawn subject to minimum or Rs. 3510/- per month. For disability less than 100%, it shall be reduced proportionally.

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Service Element

It is admissible equal to retiring pension as determined vide Para 6 of Govt. of India, Min. of Defence letter no. 17(4)/2008(2)/D(Pen/Pol) dt 12/11/2008 subject to minimum of Rs. 3500/- PM w.e.f 1-1-2006.

Disability Element

Existing rates of disability element are as under:Disability Element for 100% disability for various rank is 30% of emoluments last drawn subject to minimum or Rs. 3510/- PM. For disability less than 100%, it shall be reduced proportionally.

Source : PCDA

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