Plea in SC seeks removal of disparity in pension benefits to armed forces

Updated: few hours ago

New Delhi, Oct 21 (PTI) A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking removal of disparity in pension benefits to the armed forces personnel under the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Defence.

The plea filed by Humara Desh Humare Jawan ­Trust contended that the new contributory pension scheme was launched by the Centre and took effect from January 1, 2004.  Through a notification on January 1, 2004, government made the pension scheme contributory -- to be deducted from salary of the employee.