Gurkha Pension Scheme (GPS) increases by 11.6% with effect from 1st April 2016

The existing rates of Gurkha Retirement Pension, Gurkha Service Pension, Gurkha Disability Pension and Gurkha Family Pension have been revised with effect from 1 April 2016.

The current rates, which are based on Indian Army pensions, but incorporate a welfare related cash uplift to take account of the benefits in kind provided to Indian Army ex-servicemen, have received a 2016 pension increment of 11.6% to take account of cost of living increases in Nepal.  In line with existing policy the increase is based on the Rastra Bank figure for inflation in Nepal.  The increase also applies to Dearness Allowance which is used in calculating Indian Army Pay for gratuity purposes.

The minimum rate of pension been raised to ICR 17,476.45 per month with effect from 1 April 2016. Below are full rates of GPS according to different ranks and structure:

A. Gurkha Commissioned Officers – Rates of Retirement Pension.
B. Gurkha Service Pension Rates for Queen’s Gurkha Officers Granted Honorary Rank.
C. Gurkha Service Pension Rates for Queen’s Gurkha Officers, Honorary Queen’s Gurkha Officers and Gurkha Other Ranks.
D. Gurkha Disability Element Pension Rates.
E. Gurkha Family Pension Rates.
F. Indian Army Pay Rates for Gratuities.