REVISION OF DISABILITY PENSION
A CONFUSION & CONFRONTATION
MOD letter dated 11.11.08 sanctioned an interim disability pension of Rs.3500 for 100% disability (for pre 1.1.06 pensioners) and the Banks have made some payments as an interim measure.
Now the MOD had issued another letter (MOD letter 16(6)/2008(1)/D(Pension/Policy) dated 4th May, 2009) finalizing the amount of Disability pension on slab rate to pre 1.1.06 pensioners as follows:-
The revised rates of disability element for 100% disability on account of invalidment/retirement/discharge are given below. Where the disability of a pensioner is less than 100% the amount shall be proportionally reduced as per the degree of disability accepted and for the period notified in the PPO.
i) Commissioned Officers & Hon. Com. Officers of the three
services, MNS, TA and DSC -- -- -- -- Rs.5,880/-
ii) JCOs and equivalent ranks of the three services
TA and DSC -- -- -- -- -- -- Rs.4,300/-
iii)Other ranks of the three services, TA & DSC -- -- Rs.3,510/-
The banks will not be in a position to calculate the correct amount of Disability Pension arrears payable to the eligible pensioners because of the method adopted initially based on Annexure I, to MOD letter dt.11.11.08.
Therefore every affected pensioner should calculate themselves by working out the Paid and Payable particulars from 1.1.06 to 31.5.09 and submit a detailed claim with the bank.
A model calculation for the Rank of a Sepoy with 20% disability is given. Please take a print out and compare with your payment and submit a claim. It may be noted that the sepoys with minimum pension with 20% disability are the worst affected by the method adopted by the banks for calculating the arrears. Let us try to convince the banks.