No soldier with a disability will be inconvenienced, says Rajnath Singh


Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the government is rethinking its notification about taking away tax benefits from veterans, who get disability pension but have served their full terms with the defence forces.

“No soldier with a disability will be inconvenienced,’’ he said in Rajya Sabha. “A clarification has been sought from the Central Board of Direct Taxes [CBDT] and the issue is being re-examined by the [defence] ministry.”

Singh was responding to a question raised in Parliament’s Upper House after the CBDT last month announced that disability pension will be taxed in case of soldiers who have served full terms with the navy, army and air force. Read MOre

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