Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi, the 18th December, 2013
The Chief of Army Staff,
The Chief of Naval Staff,
The Chief of Air Staff
Subject: – Waiving recovery of excess amount of element of Non-Practising Allowance (NPA) paid to pre-1996 retired Armed Forces Doctors.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s ID No. 113A/D(Pen/Legal) dated 05.12.2008 regarding recovery of excess amount of NPA paid to pre-1996 retired Armed Forces Doctors.
2. On receipt of various representations from Retired Armed Forces Doctors, individually and through Associations, the Government reconsidered the matter on humanitarian grounds. After careful examination of the matter, the Government has now decided to waive recovery of excess amount of element of NPA paid to pre-1996 retired Armed Forces Doctors for the period from 11.09.2001 to 31.03.2008.
3. The amount of excess amount of the element of NPA recovered so far is not to be refunded.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Fin/Pen) vide their U.O. 3501/FIP dated 22.11.2013.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India