Pension scheme for short service candidates in Defence sector
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
QUESTION NO 1820
ANSWERED ON 01.08.2017
Pension scheme for short service candidates
1820 Shri Surendra Singh Nagar
Shri Sanjay Raut
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether Government proposes to introduce pension scheme for short service candidates in defence sector, if so, details thereof;
(b) whether Government proposes to approve pension and other welfare schemes for defence personnel serving less than 15 years and if so, details thereof; and
(c) whether Government has received any representation from Military Service Pensioners Association in this regard, if so, the details thereof and the action taken by Government thereon?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE
(a) & (b): At present, the Short Service Commissioned officers granted commission from other rank are entitled to pension on completion of 12 years of qualifying service. However, Short Service Commissioned officer who is granted commission from direct civil life is entitled to Terminal Gratuity only. There is no new proposal under consideration.
(c) No, Sir.
Source: RAJYA SABHA