Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army Pensioners/Family Pensioners

Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army
Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Pensioners/Families of displaced Army
Pensioners from Pakistan who are Indian National but receiving pension
on behalf of Government of Pakistan

No.1(5)/2017/D(Pen/Policy)
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi 9th April, 2018
To

The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff 
Sub:

Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army
Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Pensioners/Families of displaced Army
Pensioners from Pakistan who are Indian National but receiving pension
on behalf of Government of Pakistan.

Sir, 
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter
No.B/38174/AG/PS-4(b)/720/A/D(Pen/Sers)/98 dated 13.10.1998 as amended vide
letter No. B/38174/AG/PS-4(b)/266/A/D(Pen/Sers)/2003 dated 12.3.2003, No
B/38174/PS-5/D(Pen/Pol) dated 3.9.2009 and No B/38174/PS-5/D(Pen/Pol) dated
9.9.2009 regarding enhancement of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance to Rs.3,500/-
per month with effect from 1.1.2006 in respect of Burma/Pakistan Army
Pensioners/Family Pensioners as well as Burma Army Pensioners of Nepalese
origin drawing pension in India as well as in Nepal. 
2. In implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay
Commission, the minimum pension/family pension to Armed Forces pensioners/
family pensioners has been revised to Rs. 9,000/- per month with effect
from 1.1.2016 under this Ministry’s letter No. 17(2)/2016/D(Pen/ Policy)
dated 4.9.2017. The President is pleased to sanction enhancement, on
compassionate grounds, Ex-gratia Ad-hoc allowance to the following category
of pensioners/ family pensioners from Rs. 3,500/- per month to Rs. 9,000/-
per month with effect from 1.1.2016. 
(a) Armed Forces pensioners/ family pensioners migrated from Pakistan. 
(b) Burma Army pensioners/ family pensioners who are Indian nationals and
drawing their pension in India. 
(c) Burma Army pensioners of Nepalese origin who are drawing pension in
India and Indian Embassy, Pension Paying Offices in Nepal. 
3. The Ex-gratia adhoc allowance in each case will be so fixed as to
increase the existing Ex-gratia adhoc allowance and any relief sanctioned
by the Government of India/ Burma/ Pakistan to Rs. 9,000/- per month as on
1.1.2016. 
4. The Burma / Pakistan Army pensioners/ family pensioners getting
enhancement of Ex-gratia Allowance under these orders will also be entitled
to dearness relief on the enhanced Ex-gratia adhoc allowance at the new
rates with effect from 1.1.2016 admissible to and notified for Armed Forces
pensioners from time to time. 
5.The Payment of Dearness Relief under these orders from the dates
indicated above shall be made after adjusting the installments of enhanced
Dearness Relief already sanctioned and paid to these categories of
pensioners. Payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee
shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee. 
6.The extra liability on account of grant/revision of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc
Allowance will be borne by the Government of India and the expenditure will
be debitable to the following head of account. 

Account Code No.
Description
“2235 Social Security and Welfare, 60 Other Social
Security and welfare Programmes, 102 Pension under
Social Security Schemes.
Ex-Gratia Ad-hoc Allowance to Armed Forces pensioners/
family pensioners migrated From Pakistan and Burma Army
pensioners/family Pensioners of Indian origin.
“Major Head 2071 Pensions and other Retirement
Benefits, 02 Defence-101 Army.”
Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance to Burma Army
pensioners/Family pensioners of Nepalese Origin drawing
pension in India Or from Indian Embassy, Pension Paying
Offices, Nepal.
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7. The pre-revised Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance (including DR etc.) already
drawn by the above pensioners from 1.1.2016 onwards shall be adjusted shall
be adjusted from the enhanced Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance which shall become
payable with effect from 1.1.2016 under these orders. 
8. Policy and procedure regarding payment of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance
shall continue to be governed by the existing instructions issued in the
matter so far. 
9. It may be ensured that the payment to pensioners/family pensioners
indicated in para 2 above, is made into the Aadhaar Linked Bank Accounts. 
10. This issues with the concurrence of Defence(Fin) vide their ID
No.10(01)/2018/Fin/Pen dated 28-02-2018.
11. Hindi version will follow.
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Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: DESW

[http://desw.gov.in/sites/default/files/Pen-Pol-March-2018.pdf]


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