Maj Gen Vains and Others. The SC ruled that:
(i) No Defence Personal Senior in rank can get less pension than his junior irrespective of the date of retirement.
(ii) Similarly placed Officers of the same rank are to be given the same pension irrespective of the date of retirement.
(i) That the state cannot lay down different criteria for grant of pensions to officers, JCOs and Jawans on the basis of cut off date of retirement.
(ii) No Senior in rank defence person can draw less pension than his junior irrespective of the date of retirement.
(iii) All pensioners of the same rank and service irrespective of the date of retirement are entitled to same pension.
(iv) The above directions be implemented within four months.
Maj Gen (Retd) Satbir Singh, SM
Vice Chairman Indian ESM Movement
Rank Pay anomaly intentionally introduced by the Expenditure Secretary
Serving as well as ESM have been grossly and unfairly cheated by the Expenditure Secretary who surreptitiously deducted the Rank Pay from the basic pay (4th Pay Commission) and cheating them of their legitimate salaries and pension. Will the Secretary be held accountable?