2018-08-08

Pension Scheme: Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Pension Scheme

(a) whether the Government proposes to introduce pension scheme for short service candidates in defence sector and if so, the details thereof;
(b) whether the Government proposes to approve pension and other welfare schemes for defence personnel serving less than 15 years and if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government has received any representation from Military Service Pensioners Association in this regard; and
(d) if so, the details thereof and the action taken by the Government thereon?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3503                                   ANSWERED ON: 08.08.2018

Pension Scheme

B.V. NAYAK

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government proposes to introduce pension scheme for short service candidates in defence sector and if so, the details thereof;
(b) whether the Government proposes to approve pension and other welfare schemes for defence personnel serving less than 15 years and if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government has received any representation from Military Service Pensioners Association in this regard; and
(d) if so, the details thereof and the action taken by the Government thereon?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE


(a) & (b): At present, the Short Service Commissioned officers granted commission from other rank are entitled to pension on completion of 12 years of qualifying service. However, Short Service Commissioned officer who is granted commission from direct civil life is entitled to Terminal Gratuity only. There is no new proposal under consideration.

(c) & (d): No, Madam.

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Source: Loksabha

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