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Directing the authorities to pay a disability pension as well as arrears to a BSF agent released in 2006 for suffering from emotional psychosis, the High Court of Punjab and Haryana ruled that once he was concluded that the illness for which he was disabled was caused only during service, he is entitled to the …

The government withdrew a February 20 circular directing banks to deduct retirement and disability benefits paid to retired military personnel with disabilities from income tax. This was based on a letter dated June 24, 2019, by which income tax was levied. Although the letter provided for an exemption for those disabled from service due to …

A former commander-in-chief general officer of Western Command, Lt. Gen. Surinder Singh (retired), has advocated the withdrawal of the income tax exemption for disability pension recipients, claiming that all Army commanders, of which he was a part at the time, had been of the unanimous opinion that some tough measures were needed to stem the …

NEW DELHI : The Defense Ministry ordered the Defense Accounts Department to withdraw a circular ordering banks to deduct income tax from retirees affected by disabilities. The case had been a sensitive point with retirees as well as other members of the armed forces and represents a step back from a decision taken last year. …

The directive comes after a circular against the tax exemption of invalidity pensions for veterans The Defense Ministry on Tuesday ordered the Chief Defense Controller (PCDA) to stop deducting tax on veterans’ disability pensions and to withdraw the disputed circular issued to that effect. “In view of the instructions of the Supreme Court, PCDA (P), …

Vijay Mohan Tribune press service Chandigarh, March 2 The Supreme Court (SC) today settled the case regarding the deduction of income tax from the disability pension of defense personnel for an urgent hearing on March 6. The case was provisionally scheduled to be heard on March 16. A circular was sent by the Principal Controller …

Sources told India Today officers have been particularly affected because jawans do not receive disability benefits like them, although both may have very similar disabilities. Last year, the Center clarified that disability pensions for all armed forces, regardless of rank, would continue to be exempt from income tax. (Image for representation: Reuters) The government is …