Meaning of Ex-Servicemen – Revised Definition

Meaning of Ex-Servicemen – Revised Definition / Clarification for
Ex-Servicemen

DEFINITION OF EX-SERVICEMEN

Those who were released between 01 Jul 66 and 30 Jun 68 (both
days inclusive)


– Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not)
in the Armed Forces of the Union, has been released there from
otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of
misconduct or inefficiency

(Authority : Min of Home Affairs Notification No F.14/26/64-Estt(D)
dated 11 Oct 1966)



Those who were released between 01 Jul 68 and 30 Jun 71 (both
days inclusive)


– Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not)
in the Armed Forces of the Union for a continuous period of not less
than six months and released there from otherwise than by way of
dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency

(Authority : Min of Home Affairs Notification No 14/11/68-Estt(D)/Estt
-C) dated 13 Feb 69)



Those who were released between 01 Jul 71 and 30 Jun 74 (both
days inclusive)


– Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not)
in the Armed Forces of the Union and has been released there from
otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of
misconduct or inefficiency

(Authority : Cabinet Secretariat, Department of Personnel Notification
No 13/3/71-Ests(C) dated 14 Oct 71)



Those who were released between 01 Jul 74 and 30 Jun 79 (both
days inclusive)


– ESM means a person who has served in any rank(whether as a combatant
or non -combatant) in the Armed forces of the Union, for a continuous
period of not less than six months after attestation and has been
released there from otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on
account of misconduct or inefficiency.

(Authority : Cabinet Secretariat, Department . of Personnel &
Administrative Reforms Notification No 13/24/73-Estt(C) dated 26 Oct
74)



Those who were released between 01 Jul 79 and 30 Jun 87 (both
days inclusive)


– Any person who has served in any rank(whether as combatant or not)in
the armed forces of the Union for a continuous period of not less than
six months after attestation if discharged for reasons other than at
their own request or by way or dismissal or discharge on account of
misconduct or inefficiency and not less than five years service if
discharged at own request.

(Authority : Department . of Personnel & Administrative Reforms
Notification No 39016/10/79-Estt(C) dated 15 Dec 79)

Those who were released on or after 01 Jul 87
– Any person who has served in any rank (whether as combatant or not)
in the armed forces of the Union and was released/retired with any kind
of pension from Defence Budget or released on completion of specific
terms of engagement with gratuity otherwise than at his own request or
by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or
inefficiency.

(Authority : DOP&T OM No 36034/5/85-Estt(SCT) dated 14 Apr 87)

Personnel of Territorial Army
– Who are pension holders ;for continuous embodied service, persons
with disability attributable to military service and gallantry award
winners retired on or after 15 Nov 86.

(Authority : DOP&T OM No 36034/5/85-Estt(SCT) dated 14 Apr 87)

Personnel of Army Postal Service
– Personnel of Army Postal Service , who are a part of regular Army and
retire from such service (that is directly from APS without reversion
to P&T Department) with a pension or who have been released from
such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or
circumstances beyond their control and awarded medical or other
disability pension shall come within the definition of ex-servicemen

(Authority : Min of Defence OM No 9(52)/88/D)(Res) dated 19 Jul 89)

Note : As per Govt. of India, Min of Def/Department of ESW OM No
1(9)/2010/D(Res-I) dated 20/21 Jul 2011, personnel who were on
deputation in APS for more than six months prior to 14 Apr 87 would
also be considered as ex-servicemen with all consequential benefits.

Recruits
– Who are boarded out/released on medical grounds and granted
medical/disability pension. However, the operation of the OM has been
kept in abeyance for issuance of notification by DOP&T.

(Authority : Min of Def/Department of ESW OM No 12/1/2005/D(Res) dated
01 Feb 2006)


Those who were released on or after 10 Oct 2012 **


An ex-servicemen means a person-

(i) Who has served in any rank whether as a combatant or non combatant
in the Regular Army, Navy and Air Force of the Indian Union and

(a) Who either has been retired or relieved or discharged from such
service whether at his own request or being relieved by the employer
after earning his or her pension; or

(b) Who has been relieved from such service on medical grounds
attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control
and awarded medical or other disability pension; or

(c) Who has been released from such service as a result of reduction in
establishment; or

(ii) who has been released from such service after completing the
specific period of engagement, otherwise than at his own request, or by
way of dismissal, or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency
and has been given gratuity; and includes personnel of the Territorial
Army, namely, pension holders for continuous embodied service or broken
spells of qualifying service; or

(iii) personnel of the Army Postal Service who are part of Regular Army
and retired from the Army Postal Service without reversion to their
parent service on medical grounds attributable to or aggravated by
military service or circumstances beyond their control and awarded
medical or other disability pension; or

(iv) Personnel, who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more
than six months prior to the 14th April,1987; or

(v) Ex-recruits boarded out or relieved on medical ground and granted
medical disability pension irrespective of the date of boarding out/release.***



** Authority: DOP&T office Memo No.36034/1/2006-Estt(Res) dated
04 Oct 2012 and this order came into force from the date it is
published in the Gazette of India vide G.S.R 757(E) dated 10th Oct
2012.)



*** Authority – Ministry of Defence, Department of Ex-servicemen
Welfare D(Res I) OM dated 07th July 2014 ex-recruits have been
granted ESM Status irrespective of the date of boarding
out/release.


Note : The eligibility of the person to the sta

tus of ex-servicemen
will be governed by the definition in vogue at the time of his
discharge and will not be affected by the changes in the definition
subsequent to the discharge.



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