Ex-Serviceman Status to MNS Officers- Matter in Rajya Sabha

Military Nursing Service officers are integrated part of Indian Armed Forces and their service to the nation is commendable. Recently in Rajya sabha, questions were raised to clarify various issues regarding status of MNS officers.

The Questions and answers that was raised in the Rajya Sabha are reproduced here. This website neither have any opinion nor any more empowered to comment on the related issue. We have only reproduced the questions and answer of the RS for general awareness of the all concerned and the environment :-  

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2451
TO BE ANSWERED ON 08th August, 2022

STATUS OF NURSING OFFICERS

2451 SHRI A. A. RAHIM:


Will the Minister of Defence be pleased to state:

(a) whether the nursing officers are given permanent commission, if so, the details thereof and the number of nursing officers on permanent commission;

(b) whether retired nursing officers are given the title and benefits of ex-servicemen;

(c) if not, the reasons therefor; and

(d) whether they used to get pension, if so, till when?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (SHRI AJAY BHATT) IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a): Yes, Sir. As per the extant policy, 60% of the Nursing Officers are given Permanent Commission. As on 31 July, 2022, out of a total held strength of 4703 Officers there are 2925 Military Nursing Service (MNS) Officers holding Permanent Commission.

(b) & (c): No, Sir. As per the definition of Ex-servicemen issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions vide Notification No. G.S.R. 757 (E) dated 4th October, 2012, MNS Officers are not covered under the definition of Ex-servicemen.

(d): All Permanent Commissioned MNS Officers retiring after pensionable service of 20 years, as per extant Rules, are granted pension.

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