War Injury Pension where Individual is Retained in Service
For cases of war injury where the individual is retained in service, the Services have sought that the war injury element should be enhanced and awarded at the rate of 80 percent of last drawn reckonable emoluments for 100 percent disability. For lesser percentage of disability, the amount of disability element be reduced pro-rata.
The Commission notes that the war injury element as per existing regime is calculated at 60 percent of the last drawn reckonable emoluments for cases of 100 percent disability. For lower percentages of disability, the amount of Disability Element is reduced pro-rata. The pay of all defence forces personnel as per the recommendations of the Commission are being enhanced. This will itself translate into enhancement of payout to those retiring with war injury and retained in service.
In view of the foregoing the Commission does not recommend any change in the existing regime of payouts for those with war injury and retained in service.