CBDT clarification sought on disability pension: Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh informed the Rajya Sabha on Monday that the Ministry had sought clarification from the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on the latter’s notification to withdraw Income Tax exemption on disability pension for military personnel who retired normally from service and not invalidated.

The notification has kicked up a storm among Army veterans who questioned the Finance Ministry’s notification.

While answering to a question during zero hour, Mr. Singh said, “I had asked the Ministry to examine the entire issue and it has been decided to seek a clarification from the CBDT. But I want to assure that all the genuine and justified cases will continue to get the benefits and there will be no compromise on that.”

Mr. Singh said he had not received any petition to increase the disability pension and it was decided based on “service and disability elements.”

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