The government has decided to extend “disability allowance” to all serving employees, if they are disabled in the performance of their duties and are maintained in service despite such disability, an official statement said. This was briefed by Union Minister of State, PMO, Staff, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space Jitendra Singh.
The ordinance will in particular bring enormous relief to young members of the central armed police forces such as CRPF, BSF, CISF who are more exposed to such a handicap in the course of their work, he added.
NPS also covered
The Pensions Department of the Ministry of Personnel said employees covered by the national pension scheme will also receive benefits.
Thus, if an official is disabled in the performance of his duties and is still maintained in the service despite the disability, a lump sum will be paid upon reaching the capitalized value of the disability element, he said. .
The Ministry of Personnel recently abolished the minimum qualifying service of 10 years for pension, if an official is incapacitated due to a physical or medical disability and retires from the civil service. Thus, employees will receive an invalidity pension up to 50 per cent of the last salary, even if they had not completed the minimum qualifying service of 10 years.
As part of another reform of the Pension Regulations, it was also decided to grant a pension at the increased rate to the family of an employee who died in the course of service before having completed the required service of years of service. minimum service.