Paramilitaries under stress entitled to disability pension: High Court of Punjab and Haryana | Chandigarh News


CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that in the event that a paramilitary force Jawan was fit at the time of recruitment but later developed an illness, no conclusion other than the one he developed sickness in service due to stress and tension can be drawn. The HC also considered that the benefit of the invalidity pension (which is higher than the normal pension) cannot be refused on the sole opinion of the medical commission which only declared that the illness was not directly attributable to the service. .
Judge Harsimran Singh Sethi adopted these orders while allowing a petition filed by former BSF Jawan Surender Singh, a resident of Jhajjar District in Haryana.
The petitioner registered with the BSF in the sport category in August 1995.
It was posted to various locations including Jammu. From 2002, he displayed abnormal and erratic behavior with explosions of violence. He complained of suffocation and was left alone. His aggressiveness also increased and he was hospitalized several times.
The petitioner was examined by the medical commission which found that he suffered from an “emotional psychosis” due to which he could not be kept in service. At the time of his release in November 2006 for 70% disability, the petitioner was not granted a disability pension in accordance with the opinion of the medical committee.


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