Short Service Commissioned Officer are not drawing any pension for their
services rendered in Military. They are paid gratuity at the time of release from
Military. Such Officers when they join Central Government and Organisations like
RBI/ NABARD are given the option to remit the gratuity received by them to the
Employer Bank / Organisation at the time of joining so that the period of service
rendered in Military is counted towards eligibility of pension in Bank. However
this provision is not available to Short Service Commissioned Officers joining
Public Sector Banks.
Hence we demand that Short Service Commissioned Officers joining PSB may be
allowed to remit the gratuity received by them at the time of release from Military
so that their period of service in Military is counted towards eligibility period for
pension in PSBS. For existing Short Service Commissioned Officers who are
already in the service of the PSBs, may be given a one time option to return the
gratuity received at the time of release with simple interest @ 6 % from the date of
receipt of gratuity till date payment to the Bank for availing inclusion of Military
Service Period toward pension eligibility.