Also it doesn't depend whether on duty/off duty....pension is pension and not maintenance from govt
That army man's salary was being deducted every month into pension fund and hence with respect to amount collected Govt HAS to pay back...One can't blame to pensioners also if they live for more than 100 years!!!
This is a govt problem ...in japan there is growing no of pensioners and hence it is a burden of govt but govt has to pay as per the rules, its not a govt burden but society and all tax payers have to bear it, and nothing to complain about.
Remember every person (i.e. today's yound taxpayer) is going get oder one day!! and going to be at the same receiving end at the old age!!!
Will they like it if the young generation at tha time refuses to pay for their pensions????