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Congress Accuses Centre Of Planning On Reducing Pension Of Army Officers

by Ajay Jha Nov 06, 2020 • 06:22 PM Views 441

Referring to an alleged note by the Department of Military Affairs which proposes a new retirement and pension policy, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that the Centre was mulling reducing the pension entitlements of Army officers. Currently, an Army soldier after completing 20 years of service gets a pension which is 50% of his/her last drawn salary. However, Surjewala alleged, "The Modi government is proposing that if an officer takes retirement after 20 years of service, then he will receive half of the earlier pension amount". Ajay Jha reports