Tax on disability pension for military personnel – Rajasabha
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
QUESTION NO 3188
ANSWERED ON 22.07.2019
Tax on disability pension for military personnel
3188 Shri T.G. Venkatesh
Shri Dharmapuri Srinivas
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state :-
(a) whether Government has taken note of the matter of imposition of tax on disability pension for military personnel;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) whether it is a fact that Government is planning to take up the matter with the Ministry of Finance for waiver of such tax, if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK
(a) & (b): Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance vide its Circular no. 13/2019 dated 24.06.2019 clarified that tax exemption will be available only to Armed Forces personnel who have been invalided from service on account of bodily disability attributable to or aggravated by such service and not to personnel who have been retired on superannuation or otherwise.
(c) Matter is being taken up with the Ministry of Finance to clarify the matter.