Ex-gratia lump sum compensation – Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.
No. 20(2)/2016/D (Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, 2nd November, 2016
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of the Navy Staff
Subject: Ex-gratia lump sum compensation – Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 20(1)/98/D(Pay/Services) dated 22.09.1998 as amended vide letter of even number dated 12.04.1999, 03.08.1999, 19.05.2000, 21.10.2008 and letter No. 20(5)/2009/D(Pay/Services) dated 4.6.2010 on the above subject and to say that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the existing rate of ex-gratia lump sum compensation to the next of kin of the deceased Defence Forces Personnel is revised as follows:
|S.No||Circumstances||Rates (in Rs.)|
|(a)||Death occurring due to accidents in course of performance of duties.||25 Lakhs|
|(b)||Death in the course of performance of duties attributed to acts of violence by terrorists, anti-social elements etc.||25 Lakhs|
|(c)||Death occurring in border skirmishes and action against militants, terrorists, extremists, sea pirates.||35 Lakhs|
|(d)||Death occurring while on duty in the specified high altitude, inaccessible border posts, on account of natural disasters, extreme weather conditions.||35 Lakhs|
|(e)||Death occurring during enemy action in war or such war like engagements, which are specifically notified by Ministry of Defence and death occurring during evacuation of Indian Nationals from a war-torn zone in foreign country.||45 Lakhs|
3. The other terms and conditions contained in the Ministry’s letter dated 22.09.1998 as amended shall remain unchanged.
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4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their UO No. 8(1)/2016-AG (414-PA) dated 27.10.2016.
Under Secretary to the Government of India