Schizophrenia unless attributable to or aggravated by Military Service cannot be ground for soldiers to claim Disability Pension, Supreme Court

Murali Krishnan October 4 2019
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The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that Schizophrenia cannot be a ground for military personnel to claim disability pension unless the same is attributable to or aggravated by military service.

The judgment was delivered by a Bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta in an appeal against a verdict passed by the Armed Forces Tribunal, Lucknow (AFT) which had rejected the claim of the appellant for disability pension.

The appellant was enrolled in the Indian Army on December . . .

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