PCDA Circular No 612 – Broadbanding of Disability assessed as Attributable/ Aggravated

broadbanding of disability pension rules

Grant of disability pension is now subject to fulfilling various terms and conditions as laid down by various govt orders. Broadbanding of disability assessed by the medical authority is determined by the pension sanctioning authority i.e PCDA. In this article we will discuss about the provisions of broadbanding for various kind of discharge.

In general, disability pension is granted as per ER and GMO 2023, for those who invalided out of service and not released after completion of terms of engagement / premature discharge at own request. In medical invalided out such cases, the disability assessed minimum 1% will be treated as 50% after broadbanding.

A copy of the PCDA Circular No 612 is reproduced here.

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014


Circular No 612 Dated 17.12.2018

To,

The OI/C
Records/PAO (OR)

Subject:- Broad banding of disability element in respect of Armed Forces Personnel retired/ discharged on completion of terms of engagement with disability/ aggravated by or attributable to Military Service — Implementation of Court/ AFTs orders.

Reference:- This office Circular No. 561 dated 10.06.2016.

Consequent upon issue of AG/PS-4 (Pen/Legal) letter No. PC­A/70545/679/RRB/MI-20(A3) dated 25.07.2018 (copy enclosed) regarding broad banding of disability element in respect of Armed Forces Personnel retired/ discharged on completion of terms of engagement with disability/ aggravated by or attributable to Military Service — Implementation of Court/ AFTs orders, it is clarified that the PCDA(P), Allahabad/ PSAs can only issue PPO to affected petitioners after receiving the Govt. sanction letter issued by Services Headquarters in each and every case along with the claim from ROs.

  • Therefore, this office Circular No. 561 dated 10.06.2016 stands cancelled in toto.
  • This circular has been uploaded on official website of this office www.pcdapension.nic.in.

No. Gts/Tech/05/LXXXI                                                             (Sandeep Thakur)
Dated: 17.12.2018                                                                           Addl. CDA(P)

Copy to:

  1. The Dy. Secretary,Govt. of India, Ministry of PPG & P(Deptt. of P&PW),Lok Nayak Bhawan,Khan Market, New Delhi.
  2. Director (Pensions), Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence D (Pen/Sers), Sena Bhawan, Wing ‘A’ New Delhi.
  3. PO New Delhi 110011.
  4. Naval HQrs, PP & A, DHQ PO New Delhi.
  5. DPA, Vayu Bhawan, New Delhi- 11.
  6. Air HQrs Ad PP & P- 3, West Block-VI, R. K. Puram, New Delhi- 110066.
  7. Sr. Dy.CGDA(AT-II), 0/0 the CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt- 110010.
  8. PCDA (Navy) No.-1, Cooperage Road, Mumbai- 400039.
  9. PCDA (WC), Chandimandir, Chandigarh
  10. CDA (AF), West Block-V, R. K. Puram, New Delhi- 110066.
  11. CDA, Chennai
  12. CDA (PD), Meerut
  13. JCDA (AF) Subroto Park, New Delhi- 110010.
  14. Director of Audit, Defence Service, New Delhi
  15. All Regiment Corp.
  16. Bureau of Sailors, Cheetah Camp, Mumbai.
  17. Air Force Record, Dhaula Kunwa, Delhi Cantt.
  18. Director MP8(I of R)Integrated HQ of MOD(Army)AG’s Branch, Addl Dte Gen of MP/MP8(I of R) West Block-Ill, RK Puram ,N-Delhi 110066
  19. All Addl CsDA/ Jt. CsDA in Main Office.
  20. All GOs in Main Office.
  21. The 01/C, G-1M(Tech), AT-ORs(Tech) & G-1/Civil (Tech.)
  22. All SAOs/AOs/AAOs in Gts/ORs Complex.
  23. The 01/C, EDP Manual.
  24. The 01/C, EDP Centre.
  25. The 01/C, POP Cell EDP Centre
  26. All Sections in Main Office.
  27. The 01C, G -2 Section
  28. The 01/C, G-3 Section
  29. The 01/C, G – 4 Section
  30. The 01/C 0 & M Cell
  31. The 01/C Complaint Cell
  32. The 01/C, EDP Centre (Website) for uploading the circular on the website.
  33. Defence Pension Liaison Cell.
  34. The 01/C Reception Centre,PCDA(P) Allahabad-14.
  35. The 01/C, Defence Pension Training Institute, Allahabad..
  36. Spare

(A.K. Malviya) Sr. AO (P)

Addl Gen Pers Service AG/PS-4(Pen/Legal)
Room No — 16, L-1 Block Church Road
IHQ of MoD (Army) New Delhi -110001

Pe-A/70545/679/R RB/M1-20(A3)                                                                Jul 2018

PCDA (P),
Draupadi Ghat
Allahabad (UP)-211014

BROAD BANDING OF DISABILITY ELEMENT IN RESPECT OF ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL RETIRED/DISCHARGED ON COMPLETION OF TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT WITH DISABILITY AGGRAVATED BY OR ATTRIBUTABLE TO MIL SERVICE – IMPLEMENTATION OF COURT / AFTs ORDERS

PI ref the followings:-

Gol, MoD(Pen/Legal) letter No 3(11) 2010-D(Pen/Legal)-PtV dt 18 Apr 2016.

Circular No 561 file No Gts/Tech/05/LXXVI of office PCDA(P), Allahabad dt 10 Jun 2016 addressed to 01C, Records, PAO (OR) duly signed by Asst Controller (Pensions).

  • Your office has issued corrigendum PPO No DE/Corr/0207/2018 dt 05 Mar 2018 duly quoting circular No 561 in respect of Hon’ble AFT (RB) Jaipur order dated 13 Dec 2017 passed in OA No 285/2016 in respect of JC-168320H Ex Subedar & Hony Lt Rekha Ram Parkesia, In the ibid court order, PPO was issued by PCDA(P), Allahabad.
  • MoD/P(Pen/Legal) was approached to clarify whether there is a need to change the procedure of Service HQ issuing the Govt sanction letter after due examination of court order or PCDA (P), Allahabad is empowered to execute all affected cases vide circular No 561 without the Service HQ issuing a govt sanction.
  • MoD/P(Pen/Legal) has clarified that the PCDA (P), Allahabad can only issue PPO to affected petitioner after obtaining govt sanction letter issued by Service HO.
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