Defence Ministry fixes Rs 18,000 as minimum pension for differently-abled soldiers

New Delhi: The Defence Ministry on Saturday announced that the minimum pension for differently-abled soldiers would be Rs 18,000 per month with effect from Jan 1, 2016.

“With approval from Smt @nsitharaman, it has been decided that the disability/war injury pension, special family pension and liberalised family pension shall be minimum Rs 18,000 per month for Defence Forces pensioners/family pensioners, with effect from 1/1/2016,” the Defence Ministry tweeted.

Earlier, the seventh pay commission had suggested a slab-based system for fixing the disability pension for soldiers which was not welcomed by the forces’ veterans.

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Following this, there was widespread criticism of the government over introducing the slab-based system, and the matter was referred to the Anomaly Committee.

Finally, the government has agreed that the disability pension for troops shall be set as a minimum of Rs 18,000 per month.

[source_without_link]ANI[/source_without_link]

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