Invalid Pension : Updated Rules for Armed Forces Personnel

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Invalid Pension  is generally granted to the Armed Forces Personnel who is invalided out of service on account of disability which is accepted as NA NA i.e Neither Attributable Nor Aggravated  by military service. To get invalid pension, the minimum qualifying requirement was 10 years. No, if your service is less than 10 years and invalided out of service with disability NA NA, may be granted invalid pension subject to fulfilment of certain conditions as mentioned in the DESW letter No No. 12(06)/2019/D(Pen/Pol) dated 16.07.2020. The benefit of the  revised provision as mentioned in the said letter is generally available to those Armed Forces Personnel who were in service on or after 04.01.2019 and invalided out from service on account of any bodily or mental infirmity which is Neither Attributable to Nor Aggravated (NANA) by Military service and which permanently incapacitated/incapacitates them from military service as well as civil re-employment.

The main content of the DESW letter dated 16.07.2024 is reproduced here

Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare vide their O.M. No. 21/01/2016-P&PW(F) dated 12th February 2019 has provided that a Government servant, who retires from service on account of any bodily or mental infirmity which permanently incapacitates him from the service before completing qualifying service of ten years, may also be granted invalid pension subject to certain conditions. The provisions have been based on Government of India, Gazette Notification No. 21/1/2016-P&PW(F) dated 04.01.2019.

The proposal to extend the provisions of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare O.M. No. 21/01/2016-P&PW(F) dated 12.02.2019 to Armed Forces personnel has been under consideration of this Ministry. The undersigned is directed to state that Invalid Pension would henceforth also be admissible to Armed Forces Personnel with less than 10 years of qualifying service in cases where personnel are invalided out of service on account of any bodily or mental infirmity which is Neither Attributable to Nor Aggravated by Military Service and which permanently incapacitates them from military service as well as civil reemployment. 

It has been assured that the Pension Regulation of the Services will be amended in due course.

DESW has also expressed that the provision of this letter shall apply to those Armed Forces Personnel who were/are in service on or after 04.01.2019. The cases in respect of personnel who were invalided out from service before 04.01.2019 will not be re-opened.

They have also confirmed that all other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.   The letter issued with the concurrence of the Finance Division of this Ministry vide their U.O. No. 10(08)/2016/FIN/PEN dated 29.06.2020. You may Download PDF copy of the original Letter by DESW dated 16.07.2020 as link shared below

– https://www.desw.gov.in/en/circulars/provision-invalid-pension-armed-forces-personnel-completion-10-years-qualifying

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