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Service Pension Regular Army/Navy/Air Force/DSC  

1-         Definition:           

Service Pension is a pension, which is sanctioned to a P.B.O.R. on Completion of his terms of engagement for the qualifying service Rendered by him in the Armed Forces.

2-         Condition:  

             (I)       Minimum qualifying service without weightage to earn a Service pension is 15 years (20 
                        years in case of NC (E)).      

                          (II)         It is table based for each rank and group held for last 10 Months. This is at different 
                        rates for those who retired between 1-1-96 to 9-10-97 and on or after 10-10-97.

Model calculation: service pension

Particulars  -   Subedar Gp 'Y'

Date of birth                                       :           10.08.53

Date of enrolment                              :           10.08.71

Date of discharge                               :           31.08.99

Qualifying service                              :           28 years 22 days

Non qualifying service                       :           Nil

Pay scale                                            :           6600-170-9320

Pay last drawn                                    :           6770

How pension calculated

max of pay scale of rank and Gp X (QS + 5 years weightage)
                2 x 33

=    9320 x 33  
        2 x 33

                                    Rs.4660/- pension p.m. w.e.f. 01.09.1999

Model calculation: Service pension

Particulars -Havildar Gp 'Y'

Date of birth                                       :           02.08.57

Date of enrolment                              :           02.08.79

Date of discharge                               :           31.08.99

Qualifying service                              :           20 years

Non qualifying service                       :           Nil

Pay scale                                            :           3600-100-5100

Pay last drawn                                    :           4200

Highest Classification allowance      :           150

How pension calculated

max of pay scale including highest classification allowance of

rank and Gp X (QS + 5 years weightage=20 + 5 = 25)  
2 x 33

    =      Rs. 5100 + 150(1/2) x 20 + 5  
                            2 x 33

                                  =     Rs. 1961 /- pension p.m. w.e.f. 01.09.1999

TA Personnel:

No service pension in respect of TA Personnel was admissible prior to 11-06-1985. Minimum qualifying embodied service to earn service pension in respect of TA Personnel is 15 years . In their cases, no weightage is allowed. 5% cut is imposed on the pension who have completed 15 years or more aggregate embodied service but have not completed 20 years of aggregate embodied service. In no case the pension so calculated should exceed the normal pension of a regular Army personnel for same rank and length of service.

At own request:

No service pension is admissible if the individual is discharged at his own request, if the qualifying service is less than 15 years. In case qualifying service rendered is 15 years or more, service pension is admissible for the rank and group and qualifying service rendered as in case of those who discharged on completion of terms of engagement.

On dismissal:

Service pension is not admissible if the individual is dismissed from service under Army Act. However, service pension is such cases is admissible at the discretion of the President not exceeding the rate which would have been admissible had he been discharged in normal circumstances.

Tables showing rates of Service Pension:

Table N0-1.    :     Rates of service pension in respect of Sepoy to Sub. Maj. who retired on or after 1-1-96 to
                              9-10-97. 

Table No-2.    :     Rates of service pension in respect of Sepoy to Sub. Maj. who retired on or after 10-10-97.

Table No-3.    :     Rates of service pension in respect of JCOs of Army and DSC and Equivalent ranks of the
                              Navy and Air Force granted honorary Commission while on active list and who retired on or
                              after 1-1-96.

Table No-4.    :     Rates of service pension in respect of Sepoy to Sub. Maj. of DSC who retired on or after
                              1-1-96 to 9-10-97.

Table No-5.    :     Rates of service pension in respect of Sepoy to Sub. Maj. of DSC who retired on or after
                              10-10-97.

Table N0-6.    :     Rates of service pension in respect of Sailors who retired on or after 1-1-96 to 9-10-97.

Table N0-7.    :     Rates of service pension in respect of Sailors who retired on or after 10-10-97.

Table No-8.    :     Rates of service pension in respect of Airmen who retired on or after 1-1-96 to 9-10-97.

Table No-9.    :     Rates of service pension in respect of Sailors who retired on or after 10-10-97.

Table No-10.  :     Rates of service pension in respect of Non-combatants (Enrolled) of Air Force who
                              retired on or after 1-1-96.

TABLE - 1

Rates of Service Pension of Personnel Below Officer Rank of the Regular Army (excluding Honorary Commissioned Officers)who retired/retire on or after 01 Jan 1996 to 09 Oct 1997 on revised scale of pay.

Rank

Length of Service (Years)

Gp.A

Gp B.

Gp C&D'

Gp E'

Sepoy

15

1279

1275

1275

1275

16

1343

1275

1275

1275

17

1407

1317

1296

1275

18

1471

1377

1355

1306

19

1535

1437

1414

1363

20

1599

1497

1472

1419

Naik

15

1458

1327

1291

1275

16

1531

1393

1356

1288

17

1604

1459

1420

1349

18

1677

1525

1485

1410

19

1750

1592

1550

1472

20

1822

1658

1614

1533

21

1895

1724

1679

1594

22

1968

1791

1743

1656

Hav

15

1663

1500

1443

1378

16

1746

1575

1515

1447

17

1829

1650

1587

1516

18

1912

1725

1659

1585

19

1995

1800

1731

1654

20

2079

1875

1804

1722

21

2162

1950

1876

1791

22

2245

2025

1948

1860

23

2328

2100

2020

1929

24

2411

2175

2092

1998

Nb Sub

15

2258

2137

2091

2016

16

2371

2244

2196

2116

17

2484

2350

2300

2217

18

2597

2457

2405

2318

19

2710

2564

2510

2419

20

2822

2671

2614

2519

21

2935

2778

2719

2620

22

3048

2885

2823

2721

23

3161

2991

2928

2822

24

3274

3098

3032

2922

25

3387

3205

3137

3923

26

3500

3312

3241

3124

Rank

Length of Service (Years)

Gp~A

Gp B.

Gp C&D'

Gp F'

Sub

15

2719

2500

2455

2387

16

2855

2625

2578

2506

17

2990

2750

2700

2626

18

3126

2875

2823

2745

19

3262

3000

2946

2864

20

3398

3125

3069

2984

21

3534

3250

3191

3103

22

3670

3375

3314

3222

23

3806

3500

3437

3342

24

3942

3625

3560

3461

25

4078

3750

3682

3580

26

4214

3875

3805

3700

27

4350

4000

3928

3819

28

4485

4125

4050

3938

Sub Maj

15

3046

2894

2894

2849

16

3198

3039

3039

2991

17

3350

3184

3184

3134

18

3503

3329

3329

3276

19

3655

3473

3473

3419

20

3807

3618

3618

3561

21

3960

3763

3763

3704

22

4112

3907

3907

3846

23

4264

4052

4052

3988

24

4416

4197

4197

4131

25

4569

4341

4341

4273

26

4721

4486

4486

4416

27

4873

4631

4631

4558

28

5025

4775

4775

4700

29

5025

4775

4775

4700

30

5025

4775

4775

4700

31

5025

4775

4775

4700

32

5025

4775

4775

4700

TABLE - 2

Rates of Service Pension of Personnel Below Officer Rank of the Regular Army (excluding Honorary Commissioned Officers)who retired/retire on or after 10 Oct 1997 on revised scale of pay.

RANK

Length of Service (Years)

Gp "X"

Gp "Y"

Gp "Z"

Sepoy

15

1428

1327

1275

16

1499

1393

1275

17

1570

1459

i299

18

1642

1525

1358

19

1713

1592

1417

20

1785

1658

1476

Naik

15

1527

1448

1279

16

1603

1520

1343

17

1679

1592

1407

18

1755

1665

1471

19

1832

1737

1535

20

1908

1810

1599

21

1984

1882

1663

22