Government Constituted a committee to look into the Pay & Pension related issues of Armed Forcespersonnel & Ex-Servicemen

| December 4, 2012 | Reply
Grievance of EX-Servicemen
In view of the persistent demand from the Ex-servicemen and their associations, Government constituted a committee headed by Cabinet Secretary in July, 2012 to look into the Pay & Pension related issues of Armed Forcespersonnel & ex-servicemen. The Committee submitted its report dated 17.08.2012 on pension issues, which has been accepted by the Government. The recommendations relate to OROP-Bridging the gap in pension, Enhancement of family pension, Dual Family Pension and Family pension to mentally / physically challenged son/daughter of armed forces personnel on marriage. Implementation of the above recommendations would involve financial implication of Rs.2300/- crores p.a. which would benefit 13 lakh pensioners. The said amount of Rs.2300/- crore would be met within the budgetary allocation.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri GurudasDasgupta and others in Lok Sabha today.

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Category: Defence, Ex Servicemen, Pensioners

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