Wednesday, May 27, 2009


From: Krishan K Punchhi


To: "Chander Kamboj"; TRUNCATED
Date: Saturday, 23 May, 2009, 5:16 PM
Dear Friends,

GoI orders are out on the subject of pension for pre - 2006 retired Lt Cols and equivalent.

Earlier on they used to talk in terms of full year, now it is in half year slabs. For the benefit of those who do not know about it, an extract from PCDA(P) website is appended below together with its URL info. Relevant portion has been made bold in red. Please note that your official QS is to bo found on your PPO and is given in 6 figures as YYMMDD.

Regards.........................K K Punchhi

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Qualifying Service for Pension
The minimum period of qualifying service (without Weightage) for earning retiring pension shall be 20 years (15 years in the case of late entrants).
Actual qualifying service rendered by the officer plus a weightage (in years) appropriate to the last rank held as indicated below subject to total qualifying service including weightage not exceeding 33 Years.
A fraction of a year equal to 3 months and above but less than 6 months shall be treated as a completed ½ year. Similarly, nine months or more but less than one year shall be treated as a competed one year and reckoned as qualifying service.
This shall, however, not be applicable for completing minimum qualifying service for pensionary award.
Periods of Service Qualifying Service for Pension
1. Service as a permanent regular Commissioned Officer
2. Service rendered before attaining the age of 17 years.
3. Embodied or called out service as an officer of TA or Auxiliary Air Force subject to refund of gratuity, if any.
4. Service in the rank if followed by permanent regular Commissioned service without a break subject to refund of gratuity, if any.
5. All leave including study leave with pay.
6. Period of suspension from duty when the officer is not brought on trial or court martial with result favour-able to the officer.
7. Service under an Office /Department/Ministry of the Central or State Government.
8. Any period of Civil service under Central or State Government. if followed by military service subject to refund of gratuity, if any.
9. Service rendered in the autonomous bodies
10. The period of ante-date of commission and the period of Secondment subject to the following maxima:-
a. Ante-date of commission –18 months
b. Secondment -12 months
c. when both ante- date and Secondment granted – 24 months
11. Service rendered in aid of civil administration.
Weightage Admissible : Service Officers (Other than MNS)
Rank Weightage in Years
Lieutenant 9 years
Captain 9 Years
Major 8 Years
Lt. Col. (TS) 5 Years
Lt. Col. (S) 7 years
Colonel(TS) 7 years
Colonel 7 Years
Brigadier 5 Years
Major General 3 Years
Lt. General 3 Years
Chief of the Army Staff 3 Years

Weightage Admissible : MNS officers

Rank Weightage in Years
Captain 7 Years
Major 6Years
Lt. Colonel 5 Years
Colonel 5 Years
Brigadier 3 Years
Major General 3 Years

Weightage Admissible : ECOs/SSCO

Rank Weightage in Years
12 years and more but less than 20 years5 Years
20 years and above Rank wise weightage as given for Service Officers (Other than MNS)

Weightage Not Admissible

Weightage is not admissible in following cases:-
i. officers who retire pre-maturely for permanent absorption in public sector under takings and autonomous bodies.
ii. officers of the Territorial Army.
iii. for determining the minimum qualifying service for retiring pension.

1 comment:

  1. I Lt Col Ved Prakash Taneja took premature retirement from AMC in June 1984 after completion of 23 yrs .Date of Commission 29 5 1961 and date of retirement 7 6 1984. My pension continues to be 25,449/- with no upward revision although many other Lt Cols pension has been revised to above 30,000/- with arears of up to five lakhs. I need some one to guide me my exact rate of pension thanks