Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
Condonation of deficiency in service for eligibility of service pension has been mentioned in Rule 125 of Pension Regulation Part-I 1961 (Rule 44 of Pension Regulation Part-I 2008). This rule is applicable in all cases except the case mentioned under the Rule 125 of Pension Regulation Part-I 1961 (Rule 44 of Pension Regulation Part-I 2008). Deficiency in service for eligibility of Service pension or Reservist pension or Gratuity in lieu may be condoned by competent authority up to 12 month as mentioned in Gol, MoD letter No. 4684/DI R(PEN)/2001 dated 14th August 2001.
2.Representations of the ex-servicemen who have been granted Service pension from Army side and re-employed in DSC are received for condonation of deficiency in service for the 2nd service pension from DSC. The matter has been examined and decided that condonation of deficiency in qualifying service is to be accorded on merit and in the deserving cases to make individual eligible for at least one service pension. Condonation of deficiency in qualifying service for grant of 2nd service pension in respect of DSC personnel has no merit.
3.It is conveyed that the intention behind condonation of deficiency in service for grant of service pension is that the individual must not be left high & dry but should be made eligible for at least one service pension. In view of above, it is clarified that no condonation shall be allowed for grant of second service pension.
4.The Pension Regulation for the Army shall stand amended by inserting item “(iv) an individual who is eligible for 2nd service pension for the service rendered by individual in respect of DSC” below Regulation 44 of Pension Regulation for the Army Pt-I (2008).
5.All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.
6.This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No 10(16)/2016/FIN/PEN dated 26/08/2016
7.Hindi version will follow.
( K. T. Lepcha )
Under Secretary to the Government of India