An Excellent Article by Brig PT Gangadharan, Guards, a War Injured with 100% disability.
He raises many valid issues. The same are summarized as under: (a) The Disability Act 1997 applicable to all Civilian Govt Employees is to be applied to Armed Forces personnel. That means invalidation from the service on the grounds of disability should be done away with. And such personnel should be held either on supernumerary strength or absorbed in the Defence establishments , till they retire at the age of 60 years. It is strongly felt that they should be absorbed in Defence establishments with full pay and allowances and also be eligible for promotions.
(b) All fatal casualities are to be compensated by a job in Central Govt Service to one of the family members. Many State Govts provide this facility and it is not understood why it can not done in Min of Def, which is part of the Govt of India.
(c) The slab system of disability should be changed to percentage system as was prevailing till Dec 2015.
(d) 100% war injured soldiers whether invalided or retained in service must be given 100% Last pay drawn.
The article is also published in Fauzi Magazine Nov 16 issue .