Tuesday, May 17, 2016
ORDERS AWAITED FROM DESW : BROAD BANDING ON DISABILITY/DISABILITY ELEMENT AND 50%PENSION AFTER DELINKING 33 YRS FOR FULL PENSION BASED ON DoPP&W ORDERS
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From: DIWAVE Disabled war Veterans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, May 15, 2016 at 9:54 AM
Subject: INFORMATION ON DISABILITY PENSIONS/ OTHERS
Mails have been received from a number of Veterans in regards issues troubling them and the course of action they are required to initiate. Outlined below are some attempted answers to your queries.
1. BROAD BANDING OF DISABILITIES
Consequent to the MoD letter circulating in regards the broad banding of disabilities, it is for your information that the circular/letter in circulation only pertains to those Officers/JCO's/Other Ranks that had approached the AFT and received favourable decisions thereof. This was a result of the Supreme Court Decision on the subject and hence has no bearing on other disabled.
As regards all others effected who have not received the approval of broad banding, we wish to inform Veterans that a separate file for broad banding for all has also been processed and the approval is awaited from Ministry of Finance (Expenditure). Unless that approval is received, orders cannot be issued.
2. DISABILITY ELEMENT FROM 1-1-2006 Upto 24-09-2012 BASED ON FITMENT TABLES
The file, duly cleared by Finance (Exp) is awaited in MoD. However the increase expected will be absorbed after the subsequent intended order on 33 years applicability.
3. ISSUE OF 33 YEAR ORDERS BASED ON DoPPW LETTER>
This order issued for civilians is again based on fitment tables. It is based on Minimum of Pension. As far as Officers are concerned, they draw minimum pension and hence there is no problem in its issue for them. However JCO's & Other Ranks are presently drawing maximum of the rank in pensions whereas the order issued by DoPPW indicates minimum of Pension.
Based on the the anomaly, the same is being studied and one a solution to this is approved, the orders will be issued.
At the end, may I suggest that Patience is needed by all. We are following up disability issues and will keep everyone on our contact list informed.
Col H N Handa
Disabled War Veteran's (India)
(SOURCE- VIA E-MAIL FROM COL SS SOHI RETD)