Sunday, September 11, 2016
THE SERVICE CHIEFS HAVE STOOD THEIR GROUND !
The M o D had issued a notification on Sep 5 for the implementation of the recommendations by the 7th Pay Commission. This was done after taking into account a letter by the 3 Service Chiefs on the issue of pay parity, among other things.
The notification was exclusively for the defence forces.
The Chiefs of Staff Committee met on 7th Sep where this notification was discussed.
A decision was taken to with hold the implementation and the RM was informed.
The Service Headquarters have reportedly issued letters to their senior commanders and the troops about this step.
The Raksha Mantri is now expected to take a decision on the matter on the coming Monday.
Earlier, the notification for enhanced pay for the forces had been held up as the issues raised by the three services were 'being studied' by the Govt.
The main “anomaly” is that the formula adopted for determining the basic pay for the armed forces is different from the one applicable to other Central Govt employees.
As a result, in each rank the service officers and other ranks have been awarded lower pay scales.
In March this year, the MoD had told an empowered panel that the status and the pay and allowances of the armed forces have to be kept above the other fighting arms like the CAPF etc.
(Source-Facebook post (Air Force Association)