Sixth CPC Report (viii):Army :Retirement Benefits


For the Armed Forces the Sixth Pay Central Commission (CPC) has offered a liberal package of post retirement benefits. While only a few demands have not been found reasonable on the ground that the benefits sought would automatically flow in the revised pay structure, a number of modifications have been made in favour of the personnel to make the package attractive. Commission has not agreed to the demand for one rank one pay and suggested that the scheme approved by Fifth CPC may continue with two categories of pensioners i.e. pre and post 1/1/86 pensioners who have full parity and pre and post 1/1/96 pensioners who have a partial parity in pension structure.

Under the existing system the Commissioned Officers in the Army are entitled for pension on completing 20 years of qualifying service which at a rate which is 50% of the average of last 10 months’ emoluments subject to the condition that full pension is payable on completion of 33 yrs of service. There was also a special benefit of weightage of 3-9 yrs (5yrs for civilians) if the qualifying service was less than 20 years in order to make up for truncated service which is a common feature due to causalities inflicted during action. Recommendation of the Sixth CPC is for removing the condition of 33 years of service for qualifying for full pension. Pension would be calculated on last pay drawn or average emoluments whichever is higher. Military Service Pay would also be counted for calculation of Pension . This gesture would also take care of other demands including that of fixing the pension at highest stage of scale of pay attached to post.

Upper limit for commutation of pension all categories would be 50% and pensioners would be entitled for restoration of commuted value after 15 years.

For second pension the demand for reducing qualifying service (from 15 to 10 years) in respect of ex servicemen employed in Defence Service Corps has not been found justified since Defence Personnel with easier integration into Central Paramilitary Forces (CPMFs) have a longer work tenure nowadays and need for such benefits is not felt.

The benefits given to officers would also be extended to Personnel Below Officer’s Ranks (PBORs). For PBORs revised benefits would be admissible from 1/1/2006. Classification pay would also be taken into account for pension purposes. For PBORs the limit for qualifying service in respect of pensions shall continue as 15 years .The Report suggests that the increase in pension for Group X is expected to be between Rs 2016/- to Rs. 4245 /- and for Group Y pension is to expected increase can be from Rs.1247/- to 3392/-

While considering the demands for increase of pensionary benefits to Havaldars getting Honorary ranks of Naik Subedar it is proposed to consider it as regular promotion to higher grade and give all consequential financial benefit for calculation of pension.

The family pension is also recommended for cases of casualty during trial of weapons and ammunitions. For family pensioners other major changes proposed relate to permitting lifelong admissibility to unmarried daughters (instead of existing provision of pension up to 25 years of age) and also the recommendation that family pension at enhanced rates should be payable up to 10 years (instead of existing limit of 7 years) for personnel dying in harness .

For the case of army personnel who are liable for disability pension or war injury pension the proposals tends to make substantial changes in the quantum of compensation. The rate of disability pension is proposed @ 30% of the basic pay and would be doubled to (60%) if the injury is acquired in a war or war like situation. Commission has also suggested removal of conditions of qualifying service now applicable for retirement cases where disability is not related to service matters. The disability component of pension in all “ attributable” cases ( cases of disability due to service related matters) is also recommended for cases where disability is less than 20%.

Ex servicemen having acquired 100% disability are given constant attendance allowance for engaging attendants throughout their lifetime. Commission has proposed that this may be increased to Rs.3000/- per month instead of existing Rs.600/-.This is a dynamic pay package subject to increase @ 25% whenever the DA payable on revised scales goes up by 50%.

Last major recommendation concerns increase in the rates of exgratia payable to to families of armed forces personnel who die in harness. Recommendations propose doubling of rates for all eventualities. For death in course of duty the quantum proposed is Rs. 10 Lakhs (existing Rs. 5 Lakhs).For causalities in enemy action and international war the amounts proposed are Rs.15 /20 Lakhs ( against existing Rs.7.5/10 Lakhs).

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14 thoughts on “Sixth CPC Report (viii):Army :Retirement Benefits

  1. After 15 years qualifing server should be relieved from Force with a reliable package ie lum-sum Amount 5 to 15 lacs only. Mostly ORs rank suffer very hard, they were not promoted after 20 years. A Jawan continue perform Standing duty continue 20 years it is too shame. A Constable always perform various duties but not had no promotion even their pay is too low, they can not bear their family expenditure. a Jawan get only 5 to 7 thousand ie is not a reliable. If it being continue, time must be ahed no body enter to the Force. In J&K Army & BSF jointly perform the same duties, but a Army Jawans get facilities more than a BSF Jawan, otherhand, regarding duties BSF always perform hard duty rather than Army, In where Army & BSF Jointly deployed there performing the mostly duties BSF Jawans, even BSF Jawans do not get facilities as well as allowances. Where Army gets Allownces, but BSF not entitled, however BSF performing the same duties. Why the diferrence. We the BSF Jawans, what are the fault in admission in BSF. Our demand plseas relieved we after 15 years with a lum-sum pakage that would be any things

  2. There is no much dissimilarity between the duties and living condition of Armed Forces and CPMFs Personell like BSF, ITBP & Assam Rifle etc. But in the pay commission only the Army personnel are becoming benefited. This is not injustice with the personnel of CPMF. This is the directly infected the moral of Personnel who are already joined and joining the CPMFs. In future this injustice is very harmful for all the CPMFs future and as well as to the unity & security of the India. Please remove this disparity as soon as possible from this pay commission.
    Thanx.

  3. There is no much dissimilarity between the duties and living condition of Armed Forces and CPMFs Personnel like BSF, ITBP & Assam Rifle etc. But in the pay commission only the Army personnel are becoming benefited. This is directly injustice with the personnel of CPMF. This is the directly infected the moral of Personnel who are already joined and joining the CPMFs. In future this injustice is very harmful for all the CPMFs future and as well as to the unity & security of the India. Please remove this disparity as soon as possible from this pay commission.
    Thanx.

  4. May I know the pension of Hony Lt and Hony Capt. Is benefit of MSP will be payable on leave encashment for personnel retired before 31 Aug 08 and after 01 Jan 2006

  5. Dear Sir,

    I have retired as a Sub Major (X group) on 01 January 1994. I also got my Hony Lieut after retirement. Can you give me my revised pension entitlement
    after 6 CPC.

    Cheramanna
    JC-86727M
    Sub Major

  6. Dear sir,
    1.Date of retirement – 29 feb 2008
    2.Rank during retirement – sub maj (x group)
    3.Basic pay on 01 feb 2008 – Rs 9050/-
    4. Please provide me download link VI CPC pension report for PBORs
    I request you to kindly intimate eligible pension as per VI CPC and Commutation value by opting 45% or 50 % as per min of defence letter no17(4)/2008(2)/D(Pen/policy)dt 12-11-2008 ,and which is financially beneficiary.
    With regards

  7. Dear sir,
    I retired after completing 20yrs 06 months 07days acting service in army (with reference to my previous comment).

  8. Dear Sir,

    I am medical board out with 20% disability , I got pension

    sir, pl detail to my disability pension changes six pay commision.

    Thanking you.

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