Central Government Extends Disability Compensation To Employees

Central Government Extends Disability Compensation To Employees

As a New Year's gift surprise, the central government is extending Disability compensation to all serving employees who got disabled in the line of duty and have been retained in service. These employees will be paid a lump sum compensation by arriving at the capitalised value of the disability element, with reference to the commutation table in force from time to time.


The government has issued an order to provide relief to personnel of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). The move is zeroing on these departments as disabilities in the performance of duties is usually reported in the case of these employees.


The new order aims to remove an anomaly in the service rules with due consideration being given to the hardships people face in employment. An order passed in the year 2009 failed to provide such compensation to those government servants who were appointed on or after January 1, 2004 and covered under National Pension System (NPS), according to a statement.


“However, with the new order issued by the Department of Pensions in the Ministry of Personnel, the employees covered under NPS will also get benefits under Rule (9) of Extra Ordinary Pension (EOP),” the statement said. 


Additionally, the Ministry of Personnel also did away with the minimum qualifying service of 10 years for pension, if a government servant is incapacitated due to bodily or medical infirmity and retired from government service.


Accordingly, an amendment was brought in Rule 38 of CCS (Pension) Rules to provide 'invalid pension' at 50 per cent of the last pay, despite the employee not completing minimum qualifying service of 10 years. 


0/3000 Free Article Left >Subscribe