Army Backs Plan To Tax Disability Pension, Says Not For "Tax Exemption"

PUBLISHED ON: July 3, 2019 | Duration: 2 min, 17 sec

  
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The Indian Army today endorsed the government's decision to tax pensions given to personnel superannuated from the service.The government, however, said it will not tax pensions paid to soldiers who suffered disabling injuries in the line of duty. In a series of messages posted on social media, the Army criticised "personnel seeking disability, even for lifestyle diseases" for tax-exemption purposes and said it highlighted a worrying trend in the face of "security challenges to the nation"
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