In a move that will address one of the long-standing concerns of ex-servicemen, the government is set to accept the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission on disability pension, which will streamline the process and reduce litigation.
“Disability pension has been a major cause of concern among veterans. A slab-based system to determine disability pension will be introduced soon, which will broad-base the system and address most of the concerns. A government order is expected to be issued soon,” a defence source said on Friday.
The ‘percentage of disability’, which states the extent of incapacitation of the soldier, is determined by a board at the time of retirement and then validated by the pension office.