Government to roll back tax on disability pension for forces


Disability pensions in the Indian armed forces will continue to be exempt from tax, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh has conveyed to senior government officials, effectively rolling back a recent order that brought the provision in the tax net.

At the same time, however, the minister has called on the three services – the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy — to device a mechanism to reduce instances of misuse of the rules, according to people familiar with the developments who asked not to be named.

“It was felt that a one-size-fits-all policy would be unfair,” said a senior official who asked not to be named, explaining the reason behind rolling back the move.  Read More

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