01 October, 2020

For Officers Only

Jawans are kept out of bounds of the new favourable scheme

For Officers Only
Even as the war raged in Kargil and the nation focused its attention on the sacrifices made by the jawans, a June 7 order to three service chiefs from the ministry of defence (MoD) on revised pensions showed the ministry's apathy towards the non-officer class in the services.

The directive No. 1 (1)/99/D (Pen/Services) signed by Amrit Lal, under secretary at the MoD says that while monthly pensions of officers of the rank of captain will go up by around 12 per cent and generals by 24 per cent, the pensions of personnel below officer rank (pbor) will register no increment.

It says: 'Revision of service pension in terms of the modified orders in respect of pbor retirees won't be beneficial except for the rank of jcos (Junior Commissioned Officers) granted honorary commission of Lieutenant and Captain.' An officer's pension at present is calculated at the maximum of the pay-scale of the rank held, including 50 per cent of that rank's highest classification allowance.

Prior to this, pensions differed depending on when the personnel retired with pay increasing...



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