Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 4
A book, “Military Pensions: Commentary, Case Law & Provisions,” authored by a Chandigarh-based lawyer, Major Navdeep Singh, was released globally through online platforms on Saturday.
The volume is a hardcover reference book divided into 33 chapters containing commentary on various types of pension and the policies and provisions governing them. It also contains important decisions of the Supreme Court, High Courts and Armed Forces Tribunal on different facets dealing with pension.
The book contains a variety of unique and rare provisions dealing with pensions in the defence services with relevant rules from the year 1940 to the Seventh Pay Commission, including some rules promulgated in 2020.
It also contains detailed chapters on disability and operational benefits with various provisions governing the same in India and abroad. Other types of pension such as service pension, invalid pension, special pension, reservist pension and also concepts such as recovery from pension and One Rank One Pension (OROP) are also covered, Maj Navdeep Singh said.
The author has actively practiced civil and military service matters and has been associated with various landmark cases on the independence of tribunals and efforts on global reforms of military justice. He was a part of the historic “Yale Draft” which was attended by judges, jurists and representatives of the United Nations to improve upon the ‘UN Draft Principles governing the Administration of Justice through Military Tribunals’ at the Yale University. He has also been a member of the expert committee set up by the Defence Minister to recommend measures to reduce litigation in the armed forces and strengthen the system of grievance redressal.
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