Thursday, September 8, 2016

SERVICES UNHAPPY WITH PAY PANEL ORDER : CHIEFS OF STAFF ARE LIKELY TO SEEK THE INTERVENTION OF THE PRIME MINISTER TO GET ANOMALIES RECTIFIED : By Dinakar Peri

Updated: September 8, 2016 

An implementation order on the Seventh Pay Commission for Military personnel was issued by the Defence Ministry early this week. However, with key anomalies raised by the Services remaining unaddressed, the three Chiefs of Staff are likely to seek the intervention of P M Narendra Modi.

While the Seventh Pay Commission has been implemented for civilian government employees, the separate order required for the defence services was not issued as the Chiefs of Staff had written to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Mr. Modi over discrepancies that were not cleared by the empowered committee appointed to look into concerns. “While the small concerns have been taken care of, the major concerns put forward have not been addressed,” sources in the defence services said.

The commission’s recommendations had disconcerted the Services as they were equated on a par with the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), which they said reduced their status. “The notification corrects the issue of parity,” one official said.

As per procedure, the three Services have to now issue individual service instructions. “The process is likely to take 15 to 20 days and the new salary would be reflected in this month’s salary,” the official added.

Service chiefs briefed

The three Chiefs of Staff were on Wednesday given detailed presentations on the implications of the implementation in its present form. 

While the exact course of action is yet to be finalised, the chiefs are likely to seek Mr. Modi’s intervention and have the issue addressed by the Group of Ministers (GoM).

“They will speak to Mr. Parrikar and are likely to write to Mr. Modi that the matter be taken up by the GoM,” sources said.

The service instructions are likely to be delayed till the issue is addressed. 

The Services are likely to ask the defence ministry to put the specific instructions on hold till the anomalies are sorted, sources added.

The services had on several occasions raised four key issues in addition to others, which they perceive reduce the status of the armed forces with respect to their civilian counterparts. 

These relate to the Non Functional Upgrade (NFU), NFU pay fixation, Military Service Pay (MSP) and the common pay matrix for civilian and military services.

(Source - The Hindu)

14 comments:

  1. Knee jerk approach is never going to work at all.very frustrating for services and veterns.Not a good situation at all.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lag....Raha...hai...Modi...Rajaya...mai....Achche...Din...aa...kar...hi..rahege............India (Pakistan)...ki...tarah....ban...kar...hi...rahega.

    ReplyDelete
  3. ex sub maj prabin ch. borahSeptember 8, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    As we esm should not have high expectation from govt. So concerned authority are requested to issue new pay release order so that pensioners can get monthly pension as per revised pay as soon as possible

    ReplyDelete
  4. I don't think we shall be heard at this stage.Another long haul!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Well probably personal of armed forces should start doing the job of the police instead

    ReplyDelete
  6. If we are to be equated then a)the option to resign at will b) During war, armed forces should also be replaced by some other forces like military replaces the BSF during war c) No more court martials

    Then see the fun ..

    ReplyDelete
  7. I don't understand why armed forces chiefs going to pm instead of prsdt to redress the pay.if they're going to be worried about the position of the soldiers.seriously.the presdt must directly order pm and fm .its a shame we have to plead for rights of soldiers

    ReplyDelete
  8. I wonder if the government understands that India cannot afford a demoralized military.

    ReplyDelete
  9. OK.... Like Nehru once said.. why have the army when the same job can be done by 4 police officers and police costs less. Not it will be the same for the job but one police officer will cost equal to 4 fill cols.....

    ReplyDelete
  10. PM,DM,& President are poor from beauroct for servicemen.

    ReplyDelete
  11. PM,DM,& President are poor from beauroct for servicemen.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Dear anonymous hon'ble president is worst then pm.u may be aware of,president is quite impotent to redress all plights ,focused earlier,including, to preserve our medals dumped with him,letters written with blood ink even didn't proved worthy to pay any heed towards letter written by all most all senior retired and serving chiefs.so my dear remedy is ,to wait and act carefully in 2019.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Disparities ,denials and neglect are loud and glaringly visible.This does not require some special briefings to chiefs .They should have followed by now .don't wait for retirement to understand issues as many retd chiefs are ,now.
    Actions and initiatives should have been much before publications without rectification and resolution of anomalies and disparities.
    Yes , they have to act.

    ReplyDelete