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Government staff to get ‘disability compensation’ if they get disabled in line of duty (Public polic

NEW DELHI: The Central government has decided to extend disability compensation to all its employees if they get disabled in the line of duty and are retained in service despite such disablement. The move, announced by minister of state of personnel Jitendra Singh on Friday, will particularly benefit personnel of the Central armed police forces (CAPFs) like BSF, CRPF etc, who despite more prone to disability in performance of their duties, were not entitled to disability pension if appointed after 01.01.2004 and coveted under the National Pension Scheme (NPS).

As per the new order issued by the department of pensions in the ministry of personnel, the employees covered under NPS will also get benefits under Rule (9) of Extra Ordinary Pension (EOP). In other words, if a government servant gets disabled while performing his duties and this disablement is attributed to government service, in that case if he is still retained in the service in spite of disablement, a lump sum compensation will be paid to him by arriving at the capitalized value of the disability element, with reference to the commutation table in force from time to time.
Expressing his satisfaction on today’s order, Dr. Jitendra Singh said the Modi Government is making all efforts to simplify the rules and to do away with discriminatory clauses. The ultimate objective of all these new initiatives is to provide ease of living for the Government servants even after they have superannuated and become pensioners or family pensioners or elder citizens, he said.