Inclusion of War Injury Element/Disability Element in Computation of Family Pension
10.2.38 War Injury Pension/Disability Pension for defence personnel on invalidment/ retirement/ superannuation has two elements- (i) service and (ii) war injury/disability.
As per the existing orders on the death of the said personnel the widow is entitled to a family pension on account of the service element only. The demand is for continuance of the War Injury Pension/Disability Pension received by the personnel upon invalidment/retirement/ superannuation to the widow of the defence service personnel, in addition to the family pension fixed at 30 percent of reckonable emoluments. Commutation of the war injury element/ disability element, if already not done by the individual prior to his demise has also been sought.
10.2.39 The recommendations of the Commission in relation to pay of defence forces personnel will lead to a significant increase in the pay table and therefore in the ‘last pay drawn’/ ‘reckonable emoluments.’
In view of the enhancement in pay the Commission is not recommending any further change in the existing provisions with regard to inclusion of war injury element/disability element in the computation of family pension. The demand made with the regard to commutation of war injury element/ disability element is also not being recommended