Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Ex-gratia lump sum compensation to the next of kin of the deceased Defence Forces personnel – Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

No. 20(2)/2016/D (Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
D (Pay/Services)
New Delhi, 2nd November, 2016
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of the Navy Staff
Subject: Ex-gratia lump sum compensation – Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 20(1)/98/D(Pay/Services) dated 22.09.1998 as amended vide letter of even number dated 12.04.1999, 03.08.1999, 19.05.2000, 21.10.2008 and letter No. 20(5)/2009/D(Pay/Services) dated 4.6.2010 on the above subject and to say that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the existing rate of ex-gratia lump sum compensation to the next of kin of the deceased Defence Forces Personnel is revised as follows:
S.NoCircumstancesRates (in Rs.)
(a)Death occurring due to accidents in course of performance of duties.25 Lakhs
(b)Death in the course of performance of duties attributed to acts of violence by terrorists, anti-social elements etc.25 Lakhs
(c)Death occurring in border skirmishes and action against militants, terrorists, extremists, sea pirates.35 Lakhs
(d)Death occurring while on duty in the specified high altitude, inaccessible border posts, on account of natural disasters, extreme weather conditions.35 Lakhs
(e)Death occurring during enemy action in war or such war like engagements, which are specifically notified by Ministry of Defence and death occurring during evacuation of Indian Nationals from a war-torn zone in foreign country.45 Lakhs
3. The other terms and conditions contained in the Ministry’s letter dated 22.09.1998 as amended shall remain unchanged.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their UO No. 8(1)/2016-AG (414-PA) dated 27.10.2016.
Yours faithfully,
(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


  1. Please let me know your satisfaction limit. The country has people who are denied basic facilities because you didn't perform and took life time security and sitting in comfortable chair and demanding YE DIL MANGE UNLIMITED. After retirement did develops habits for only eating?

    1. How true, the others do it for life time and it doesn't pinch you. Just because you are blessed you can't find fault when a poor, young Jawan/war widow asking for few more rupees for a respectable living. Few fingers, a cosy chair in an AC environment and a keyboard doesn't give you the right to ask for the satisfaction level of a soldier/veteran with his pay/pension.