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 2019. 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 2019 pension increment of 3.7% to take account of cost of living increases in Nepal. In line with existing policy the increase is based on the Nepal Rastra Bank consumer price index for inflation in Nepal.
The results of the Indian 7th Central Pay Commission (7CPC) have been announced separately and are not included in these new rates. Full 7CPC rate tables will be issued in due course.
More details can be found in the letter and tables on the attachments below.