Pay and Pension of Armed Forces Pensioners after 7th CPC

The 7th Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations were implemented for the Armed Forces including Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) from 1st January 2016. The 7th CPC recommendations for PBOR pay and allowances include:

Pay Structure: The minimum pay for PBOR was fixed at Rs. 18,000/- per month, and the maximum pay was fixed at Rs. 2,25,000/- per month.

Military Service Pay (MSP): MSP for PBOR was increased from Rs. 2,000/- to Rs. 5,200/- per month.

Allowances: Various allowances such as dearness allowance, house rent allowance, transport allowance, and composite personal maintenance allowance were revised based on the 7th CPC recommendations.

Leave Travel Concession (LTC): The rates of LTC were revised, and the number of free passages for PBOR was increased.

Disability Pension: Disability Pension for PBOR was revised, and a new slab system was introduced. But unfortunately, the slab system was not implemented due to some objections raised by Commissioned Officer category.

It is important to note that the 7th CPC recommendations for PBOR pay and allowances were revised in subsequent years based on various factors such as inflation, economic conditions, and demands from the Armed Forces.

Pension entitlement for JCOs OR and Officers are as under :

Armed Forces Officers and JCOs/OR on discharge from service are entitled to get Pension subject to fulfilling some specific criteria :

                A.  To get Service pension, a soldier/airman/sailor / officer  must complete Minimum

(i)   20 Years service for Commissioned Officers

                                (ii)   15 Years Service for JCOs/OR

                B.   To get Disability Pension  One must

                       (i)   Be Invalidated out of service due to disability attributable to/aggravated by military service.  Disability                                     pension comprises two elements  i.e   Service element and disability element

                       (ii)  No minimum service length prescribed to get disability pension in case of medical invalidated cases. 

                       (iii)   The following types of discharge are treated as medical invalidment :

                                (a) Medical release due to unwilling to accept sheltered appointment or non-availability of sheltered                                     appointment.

                                (b)   Medical board out being SHAPE-5

                                (c)   Released on medical grounds other than discharge at own request and discharge on completion of                                                 terms of engagement.                 

                C.  To get Invalid pension One must

                     (i)  Be medical invalidated out of service  as mentioned in para (B-iii) above and rendered less than 15 years of                       service for JCOs /OR  and Less than 20 Years  service for Commissioned Officer  with disability Not aggravated by                         and not attributable to military service.

                    (ii)  Minimum service required 10 years for general cases and in case of the disability which  is fully incapacitated                           for civil and military both the services, no minimum service criteria is applicable (effected from July 2019).

  NB :  The details mentioned above are not exclusive, so many clauses are there in Pension Regulations.  To get full details please follow Pension Regulations of the Army, Navy & Air Force :

Link  :   Pension Regulations for the Army 2008
                Pension Regulations for the Air Force, 1961

            Navy (Pension) Regulation, 1964

From 2014 July onwards, pension of Armed Forces Veterans is revised every 5 years based on the OROP Pension Table prescribed by MoD.  Last revision carried out w.e.f 01 July  2019  with a delayed action taken in January 2023.  Arrears of back period received by the applicable pensioners.

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