An army officer, who lost a leg and eye in 1966 mine blast, receives war injury pension liability after 40 years.
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Thanks to the Armed Force Tribunal (AFT) observing a dazed with the central government's argument to provide army officer with liabilities. After four decades, the officer is receiving war injury pension. However, the AFT rapped central government for approaching the issue in a 'stonehearted fashion'.
Retd. Major Jasbeer Singh lost a leg and an eye in 1966 mine blast on the Indo-China border in Sikkim. The officer got retired in 1978. He had struggled a lot for dues pending for last forty years.
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He has achieved gallantry award, Sena
Medal. His injuries declared as a 'battle casualty'. According to AFT, it is unfair to provide arrears for just three years. Now, he is getting a pension from September 1978 to July 2013. Even, he will get 30, 000 as litigation costs.