Defence Pension : Service Pension (PBOR)
Any PBOR who has rendered a minimum service of 15 years is entitled for service pension. He is also entitled for retirement gratuity.
For Non-Combatants (Enrolled), the minimum qualifying service will be 20 years.
Anybody with a minimum service of 5 years but less than 15 years is entitled for service gratuity ONLY and NOT entitled for pension.
Service pension is NOT admissible if the PBOR is dismissed from service under Army Act (except at the discretion of the President).
For Pre-2006 PBOR, Service pension is based on the rank and group held by the individual for the last ten months. In other words, one has to hold the rank & group for ten months to be able to get pension for that rank & group.
Full pension for pre-2006 PBOR will be granted if the qualifying service including weightage is 33 years or more.
For post-2006 PBOR, condition for grant of full pension with 33 years service has been dispensed with from 1.1.2006.