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[email protected] Ajay BanerjeeTribune press serviceNew Delhi, July 18 In what might define a future model for claiming “disability” due to service in the armed forces, the forces are moving towards the idea that lifestyle-related illnesses should not deserve benefits such as pension tax-exempt, while those who sustain physical injuries in combat on peace assignments should …

The office of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday released an army statement that disability pensions for armed forces personnel have been taxed due to the increase in the number of people seeking disability, even for diseases related to lifestyle, and that this has led to the operation of the mechanism in place. The statement …