The Centre, in a recent major New Year announcement, has decided to extend ‘Disability Compensation’ for all serving employees, in case they get disabled in the line of duty and are retained in service despite such disablement.
Huge Relief To Young Central Armed Police Force:-
On Friday, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that the move will come as a huge relief especially to “Young Central Armed Police Force” personnel like CRPF, BSF, CISF. This is since disability in performance of duties is generally reported in their case due to constraints of job requirement as well as hostile or difficult work environment’.
The NDA government led by Narendra Modi is leaving no stone unturned in order to simplify the rules as well as do away with discriminatory clauses.
Singh said that the ultimate objective of the same is to provide ease of living for the government servants even after they have superannuated and become pensioners or family pensioners or elder citizens.
Removal Of Previous Anomaly:-
It is pertinent to mention that this new order will remove an anomaly in service rules, considering the hardship faced by the employees, since the earlier provisions of disability benefits under Central Civil Services(CCS) (EOP) Rules did not provide such compensation to those government servants who were appointed on or after January 1, 2004 and covered under National Pension System (NPS).
However, with 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 Extraordinary Pension (EOP).