Armed forces tribunal Law Videos - Service Pension for Military Personnel

Pension is a regular payment made by the state to a person after he or she is officially retired from service. This is called service Pension. A commissioned officer is entitled for service pension after 20 years of service. A Non Commissioned officer is entitled for service pension on completion of 15 years of service. A non commissioned officer, when discharged after 14 years of service, can also be granted service pension. Such armed forces personnel are entitled to claim for condonation of shortfall in qualifying service for grant of pension. An Armed Forces personnel, who is dismissed from service, is normally ineligible for service pension. However in exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of President of India, he can be granted service pension. A person who is removed from service can also be considered for grant of service pension.