Cabinet Paper on pension payments for disabled Police Officers | Daily News

Cabinet Paper on pension payments for disabled Police Officers

A Cabinet Paper would be presented by the government next week to clear the limitations which hinder the paying of the pension for disabled Police Officers.

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said this in response to a question raised by Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa who said that a group of Police Officers who were disabled during service have not been paid the said pension allowance.

Rajapaksa said that while President Maithripala Sirisena had instructed the Ministry of Law and Order in 2017 to make the necessary arrangements for the payment of this disabled pension allowance as grants outside the normal pension, to these Police Officers. However, no action regarding this payment has been taken so far.

In response, Wijewardene said that according to Gazette Notification 11/2010 which was issued on December 1, 2010, if the accumulated amount of a Police Officer’s disable pension and the normal pension exceeds the limit of the salary eligible for pension, that officer does not receive the disabled pension allowance.

“Due to this clause, the debilitation pension of some police officers has been completely stopped while some are paid only half of the debilitated pension they are entitled to receive. However, we have prepared a Cabinet Paper to resolve this limitation imposed by the above mentioned Gazette Notification and we will present it to Cabinet next week,” he added.



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