Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Forces tone down after Parrikar’s assurance on pay commission : By Ajay Banerjee

New Delhi, September 14

Expressing ‘satisfaction’ over Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar assurance that he will take up the anomalies of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) at the highest level, the services are now likely to  implement the increased salary and emoluments which had been stalled over the past one-week over ‘unresolved anomalies’.
On Wednesday morning, Parrikar assured the armed forces that he will take up the anomalies at the highest level as he fully understood the matter.
In the afternoon, the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha issued a statement saying, “The Raksha Mantri (Parrikar) is seized of all the issues and has assured to resolve them at the earliest. The Services are satisfied with the response.”
The 7th pay commission anomalies were discussed between the Ministry of Defence and the forces for the second time in three days on today. Parrikar had met with Raha, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and the Adjutant General of the Army as the Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag is away.
Parrikar conveyed to forces that questioning the notification was questioning the decision of the government and a resolution of anomalies will be on top priority.
The government holds an opinion that amending a notification will take weeks and needs approvals. Meanwhile, Parrikar has asked the forces to implement the CPC and wait for the resolution of four key pending demands.
On September 12, Parrikar had asked the forces to implement the pay commission and grievances, if any, can be taken up later.
The MoD had notified the new pay commission on September 6 and the CoSC had met on September 7 which decided to withhold the CPC pending ‘resolution of anomalies’.
On September 9, the three services issues letters to their formations saying they have asked the government to hold ‘in abeyance’ the implementation of the CPC in view of the ‘unresolved anomalies’.
The forces believe anomalies lower the status and pay parity of forces vis-à-vis their counterparts in the police and civilian administration.
The MoD had, in the past, conveyed to an empowered committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary that the status, pay and allowances of the armed forces be kept above all other “fighting” arms of the government. Parrikar had also taken up the case that issues of status, pay and allowances for the forces have to be paramount.



  1. If this DM can get it resolved HE will be a HERO...else a ZERO. Ball is in his neck now. Lets see.

  2. That "latter" never come, Hon DM told for DL 33 also, but who listens him in present Govt, uniformed personnel bound by law to listen n obey him

    1. The forces are disciplined, that is their weakness in a democratic nation. The civilians in other wings of the government clear their grouses by resorting to anti national activities in a short period of time, just because their code of conduct doesn't call for discipline. This very quality of discipline is taken as a weakness by the politicians and the bureaucrats and neglect the forces in every aspect.

  3. Here goes the climax scene of Pay Commssion Drama-"In the afternoon, the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha issued a statement saying, “The Raksha Mantri (Parrikar) is seized of all the issues and has assured to resolve them at the earliest. The Services are satisfied with the response.”
    All of us were in great panic wondering what will be in Allaudin's wonder lamp,but alas the usual Indian style of handling serious matters ended-Saamp ko bhi maarna hai aur Laatti bhi na tootna-Katham ho gaya kahani!All are back to pavillion,the Indian tamaashaa will continue,committee or court and appeal and writs and special leave petions.By that time,8th CPC will come.Mr Parikkar will come back after 2019-GOK!Kya karegaa bhai apnaa tkaktheer aisa hai tho ,hum bechaara kya kar sakthaa hai.Lekin parvaa nahi,8th CPC mei hum jaroor dekengey .Samajgayanaa baath,sabh ko namaskaar

  4. For God sake please understand.... It is the central police forces and they can never be the fighting arms. It's only the FAUJ of the country which is the fighting arm.. no one else.

  5. Parikar did not listen to the chiefs and nobody will listen to Parikar. So let bygones be bygones. Beggars. That is what we look....

  6. At last the cat is out of the bag. "Achhe din " promised by Modi has since been confirmed by the top echelon of the SERVICES

  7. 6th CPC effected late by 24 months followed by amendments twice after CSC-2009 & CSC 2012. Govt took 6 years to fix our pay. This time God only knows WHEN. why do we have a pay cell commission, 900 pages report, representations and firm 'NO' before withdrawing when issues cannot be pushed to see a logical end.

  8. How many raised points are in favour of the PBORs? Thanks God, we have a civilian government. I request to PM Sir, please discard all the colonial rules and make more involvement of civilian officers on all the defence matters. I have seen three pay commissions and every successive pay commissions have degraded the status of the PBORs. I can’t hope anything from this pay commission also. Ultimately the PBORs are not going to get anything. The demand for increase of MSP for the JCOs is an afterthought. Well calculated move. If this demand is not accepted by the government, then the rest other demands are going to benefit whom?
    I have full faith on our PM and DM Sir and also on all the bureaucrats. Please implement the 7th pay commission for the poor veterans as early as possible. We are in dire need of money to run our family as we get very very less pension and few thousands rupees as arrears will be always beneficial for us.
    Jai Hind.
    A poor veteran (PBOR)
    N.B: I also request the electronic media, don’t always write articles for the officers. Think for the poor PBORs and write some articles for them also. You will get more respect and the poor veterans will talk about you. Straighten your backbone and be impartial always and every time.

  9. Kailash Chandra DerashriSeptember 16, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    All three chiefs should resign from their post if they failed to protect the interest of their subordinates. The Govt is in no mood to give rightful demand of Armed Forces.