As per the judgment of ARMED FORCES TRIBUNAL,
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PRINCIPAL BENCH AT NEW DELHI in RA 25/2013 with MA 234/2013 in OA 256/2011 delivered on 09 Oct 2013 all Majors who had completed 21 yrs service prior to 1996 are now entitled to Pension of Lt Col(TS).The judgment can be accessed on link http://www.aftdelhi.nic.in/ass
ets/pending_cases/2013/RA/RA% 2025%202013%20Major%20KG%20Tho mas-09-10-2013.pdf
The case was a review petition which has been rejected and no leave given for appeal.
Officers may apply quoting this judgment.