Monday, September 21, 2015
A SO/US OF MOD CAN DENY/NEGATE ALL GENUINE RECOMMENDATIONS/SUGGESTIONS OF SERVICE HQ - AND NO QUESTIONS RAISED ON LETTERS SIGNED BY AN UNDER SECY ADDRESSED TO COAS/CNS/CAS?
Resolution of Pay Anomalies For The Defence Forces:-
The top Brass of the Defence Forces has made several representations to the Govt to resolve the core anomalies that have crept into the pay and allowances for the personnel of the defence forces.
An article by one Rajat Pandit in one of the newspapers informs that one of the main demands was the grant of common pay scales for the JCOs which the people recruited after Jan 2006 are not getting.
Other demands include the grant of NFUs to all the affected who have been kept out of its purview under the plea that the Service Personnel do not form part of the Organised Group A Services.
The CAPFs have only recently been granted this after the Courts have ruled in their favour.
The successive pay commissions have continuously lowered the status of the Service Personnel when compared to their civil counterparts. A Sepoy today is treated below an unskilled worker for his pay & allowances even though he handles sophisticated weapon systems.
The 7th Pay Commission is being requested to look into these and other anomalies which also include the grant of HAG+ scale to the General Rank Officers.
While 100% of the Civil Service Officers are in receipt of it, the Services are entitled a quota of only 33% for its General Rank officers.
The Bureaucrats, however, are in no mood to allow the Defence people to get any such equalisation. Their arguments are that the CSD(I) is giving subsidised stuff to the soldiers, therefore they do not deserve any such 'largesse'.
Notwithstanding, all such frivolous excuses advanced by the bureaucrats, the Service Headquarters are making renewed efforts to make their concerns heard by the Govt.
The unfortunate part, as always, is that the Ministry of Defence can deny or negate all genuine suggestions put forth by the Services and a letter signed by a lowly section officer/ under Secretary addressed to the Chiefs is sufficient.
(SOURCE- FACEBOOK A/C OF AFA)