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Pension Scheme for Military Personnel and Financial Assistance from Raksha Mantri’s Discretionary Fund (RMDF): Lok Sabha Q&A

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Pension Scheme for Military Personnel and Financial Assistance from Raksha Mantri’s Discretionary Fund (RMDF): Lok Sabha Q&A:-
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 852
ANSWERED ON 27.02.2015
PENSION SCHEME FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL
852 . Premachandran Shri N.K.
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government proposes to introduce pension scheme for short service candidates and if so, the details thereof;
(b) whether the Government proposes to sanction pension for military personnels having less than fifteen years of service, if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government received a representation from Military Service Pensioners Association in this regard;
(d) if so, the details thereof and the action taken by the Government thereon;
(e) whether the Government proposes to introduce welfare scheme for military personnels having less than fifteen years of service; and
(f) if so, the details thereof?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (RAO INDERJIT SINGH) IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(a) 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.
(b) Presently there is no such proposal.
(c) No, Madam.
(d) Does not arise, in view of (c) above.
(e) & (f): There are certain welfare schemes, administered by Kendriya Sainik Board for non- pensioners. Details are enclosed as per Annexure. There is no proposal at present to introduce any new welfare scheme.
WELFARE SCHEMES
KENDRIYA SAINIK BOARD
1. Financial Assistance from Raksha Mantri’s Discretionary Fund (RMDF):
Ser Grants Amount (in Rs)
(a) Penury Grant (65 Yrs): (Non-Pensioners upto Hav Rank) 1,000/-pm (life time)
(b) Education Grant: (i)Boys/Girls upto Grdn.
(ii)Widows PG
(Non-Pensioners upto Hav Rank)
1,000/-pm
(c) Officer Cadet Grant (for Cadets of NDA only): (Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Hav Rank) 1,000/-pm
(d) Disabled Children Grant: (Pensioner/Non-pensioner upto Hav Rank)) 1,000/-pm
(e) House Repair Grant: (Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Hav Rank)
100% Disabled ESM.
Orphan Daughter (of all ranks)
20,000/-
(f) Marriage Grant: (Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Hav Rank)
Widow Re-Marriage Grant:
(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Hav Rank)
16,000/-
(g) Funeral Grant: (Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Hav Rank) 5,000/-
(h) Medical Grant: (Non-Pensioners upto Hav Rank)
Medical Grant:
(Pensioner/Non-pensioner upto Hav Rank Nepal)
30,000/- (Max)
(i) Orphan Grant: (Pensioner/Non-pensioner All Ranks)
Daughters of ex-servicemen till she is married.
One Son of ex-servicemen upto 21 years of age.
1,000/-pm
(j) Vocational Training Grant For Widows: (Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Hav Rank) 20,000/- (One time)

2. Serious Diseases (Listed Only) Grant from AFFD Fund:-

(a)Serious Diseases:- Angioplasty, Angiography, CABG, Open Heart Surgery, Valve Replacement, Pacemaker Implant, Renal Implant, Prostate Surgery, Joint Replacement and Cerebral Stoke.(b)Other Diseases: Where more than Rs.1.00 Lac has been spent on treatment. 75% / 90% of total expenditure (Officer and PBOR respectively). Upto a maximum of Rs. 1.25 Lac.
(c)Dialysis and Cancer treatment: 75% / 90% of total expenditure (Officer and PBOR respectively). Upto a maximum of Rs.75,000/- per FY only.
Annexure Source: http://164.100.47.132/Annexture_New/lsq16/4/au852.htm

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GRANT OF PLATINUM GRANT FOR 75 YRS OLD ARMY OFFICERS.

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Subject: Army Officer's Benevolent Fund-Platinum Grant at 75 yrs age
GRANT OF PLATINUM GRANT FOR 75 YRS OLD ARMY OFFICERS. ಗೆ ಚಿತ್ರದ ಫಲಿತಾಂಶ
Retired army officers, who have completed 75 years of age, are entitled to a grant of Rs 50,000.00 from the Army Officers Benevolent Fund.

Kindly share this information among the retired Army Officers in your city. (In case of demise of an officer, during service or later before completing 75 years, this amount is payable to the next of kin immediately after the demise of the officer. It is also applicable to officers settled abroad.)
No formal application is required for claiming the platinum grant. However the retired officers are required to intimate their postal addresses and Bank Account Numbers as and when they enter their 75th year at following address for updating the records :-
Director Accounts
Ceremonial & Welfare Directorate
Adjutant General's Branch
Army Headquarters
South Block, Room No 279
DHQ PO New Delhi - 110011
Tele No -  011-26196217 
SOI: IESM

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