Supreme Court dismisses Plea against disparity in pension schemes of Armed forces

Umamageswari Maruthappan

Supreme Court of India dismisses plea seeking directions to prevent the Union Government from applying disparities in the pension schemes between the Armed Forces under the Home Ministry and under the Ministry of Defence.

The Bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao & S. Ravindra Bhat further directed the petitioner, a trust named ‘Hamara Desh Hamare Jawan’ to move the Delhi High Court in this regard.

The petition filed through Adv. Ajay Kumar Agarwal contended that the Central Government is applying discriminatory pensionary provisions for Armed Forces Personnel under the Central Government.

“Each and every personnel of Armed Forces which comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs wants to get pension under the Old Pension Scheme but the Central Government has denied the pension under the Old Pension Scheme to the Personnel of Armed forces which comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs and therefore discriminating with the armed forces under the Ministry of Defence while both the forces are Armed Forces of the Union,” the Plea stated.

The petitioner claims this provision as a violation of the Right to Equality.

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