Change in Disability Pension Rules Broadbanding Effects

Disability pension of Indian Armed forces is granted on the basis of percentage assessed by the medical authority. After implementation of broadbanding effects in disability assessment, percentage of Disability broadbanded to 50, 75 and 100% based on minimum disability assesed and facilitate the legitimate amount of pension to the Armed Forces persons.

Recently, Govt of India, MoD has revised the orders to facilitate and streamlining the broadbanding facility without any ambiguity. Copy of the letter is reproduced here –

No. 17(2)/2017/D(Pen/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defense
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare,
D (Pension Policy)
     New Delhi, Dated    27 December, 2023

To

The Chief of the Defence Staff
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Rounding off and broad banding of disability for the purpose of computing disability element -reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Para 7.2 of this Ministry’s letter No. 1(2)/97/D(Pen-C) dated 31.01.2001 wherein rounding off criteria table for determining the extent of disability or functional incapacity for computing the disability/liberalized disability/war injury element has been provided. The same is reproduced below for reference. This was based on communication of l)oP&PW issued vide OM No. 45/22/97-P&PW(C) elated 03.02.2000.

Percentage of disability as assessed by Invaliding Medical BoardPercentage to he reckoned for computing of disability element  
Less than SO50
Between 50 and 75  75
Between 76 and 100  100

2.   DoP&PW has amended the broad banding procedure on civil side and rationalized it by issuing amendment Notification No. S.O. 410(F.) dated 15th February, 2011, published in the Gazette of India on 22nd February, 2011 and circulated vide GM No. 33/2-138EPW(F) dated 20_04.2011 formally incorporated in the statutory CCS(EOP) Rules, in 2011 which is as under:

Percentage of disability as assessed by Invaliding Medical BoardPercentage to he reckoned for computing of disability element  
Upto  5050
More than  50 and  up to 75  75
More than 75 and up to 100100

3.    Accordingly, to bring out uniformity between both civil kind military, it has been decided with the approval of Competent Authority to amend the rounding of table given in Para 7.2 of GUI, MoD letter dated 31,01.2001, as under:

Percentage of disability as assessed by Invaliding Medical BoardPercentage to he reckoned for computing of disability element  
Upto  5050
More than  50 and  up to 75  75
More than 75 and up to 100100

Note : For the Armed Forces Personnel who are retained in service despite disability
attributable to or aggravated by Military Service Post Retention cum Impairment Assessment. Board broad-handing will apply only if the actual assessment of disability is 20% or above and for life.

Medical Boards will indicate actual assessment of disability and will not carry out any rounding off or broad-banding at their level, Any required rounding off or broad-banding will be done by Pension Sanction Authority only. DGAFMS may make suitable amendments in their relevant orders including their letter No. 16036/11M13/1MB/DGAINS/MA(Pens) dated 1412.2009 in accordance with these orders.

  • The findings of the Medical Board on the extent of disability will be treated as final and binding.
  • These orders shall take effect from the date of issue of this letter.
  • All other terms & conditions shall remain unchanged.

8.       This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance/Pension) vide their letter No. 10(07)/2016/Fin/Pen dated 21.09.2023.

9.     Hindi version will follow.

(C Arya)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Copy to:

cc; D A

MoD(Firiance/ Pension)

DGAI’MS

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