Petition filed in SC against disparity in pension benefits to armed forces

The petition said that the Center introduced the new contributory pension scheme and came into force from January 1, 2004. Through a notification issued on 22 December 2003, the government made the pension scheme a partnership in which the employee's salary is deducted from the share.

Yogita S.

Yogita S.By Yogita S.

Published on 23 Oct 2020 7:46 AM GMT

Petition filed in SC against disparity in pension benefits to armed forces
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New Delhi: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court urging the removal of discrepancies. Behavior of discrimination in pension benefits of Armed Forces personnel. It comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs and Defense. This petition on behalf of 'Our Country, Our Jawan Trust', B.J.P. Leader and Supreme Court Advocate Ajay Aggarwal has filed and the affidavit has been submitted by Bhavna Sharma from the Trust.

Petition filed in Supreme Court:

The petition said that the Center introduced the new contributory pension scheme and came into force from January 1, 2004. Through a notification issued on 22 December 2003, the government made the pension scheme. A partnership in which the employee's salary deducted from the share.

The petition filed through Advocate Ajay Aggarwal. "the Central Government is implementing the Hybrid Pension Scheme for Armed Forces personnel coming under the Ministry of Home Affairs and serving after January 1, 2004, which is old and new. There is a mixture of pension schemes. "

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He said, "But this new contributory pension scheme does not apply to the armed forces of the Government of India." Advocate Ajay Aggarwal has further stated in the petition that clarification issued on August 6, 2004 for the Armed Forces under the Ministry of Home Affairs that they are all the armed forces of the Center under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Armed forces under the Ministry of Home Affairs include BSF, ITBP, Border Security Force, Assam Rifles, CRPF, CISF and NSG.

Pension for Armed Forces Personnel:

The petition said that every Armed Forces personnel under the Home Ministry wants to get pension under the old scheme. The Central Government is not taking any action, "and thus discriminating against the Armed Forces under the Home Ministry. This is happening while the forces under both the Ministry of Home and Defense are the armed forces of the center. The work of the armed forces under the Ministry of Home Affairs is in no way inferior to the armed forces under the Ministry of Defense.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

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