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MHA for pay on par with Army for paramilitary: Presentation to ECoS for 7th CPC implementation

MHA for pay on par with Army for paramilitary
NEW DELHI: Drawing a parallel with defense forces, Rajnath Singh-led home ministry, has recommended equivalent pay for a second in command (2IC) in central paramilitary to that of a lieutenant colonel in the army. At present, there is a difference of Rs 40,000 in their salaries “despite operational role of both ranks being similar in nature,” the home ministry informed the empowered committee of secretaries (E-COS) in its recent discussion.
In its presentation before the ECOS, the MHA also batted for a ‘special pay’ on par with the army. The defence forces get a special allowance in the form of military service pay (MSP) over and above their salaries.

While recommending a ‘CAPF service pay’, the home ministry said, “CAPF fulfills all attributes required for MSP, which includes separation from family.
They are the key pillars of internal and border guarding, handle warlike situation and continuously engaged in operations.”
According to an MHA official, the proposal for a ‘CAPF special pay’ was earlier mooted before the 7th pay commission last year. However, it was shelved at the last minute.
He also stated that the CAPF has raised nearly 40 demands, which were examined at the MHA, before recommending 11 of them to E-COS.
While terming it to be a “great morale booster” for the forces, the home ministry in its recommendation also sought additional leave travel concession (LTC) for CAPF personnel serving in high altitude on par with defense forces that will “facilitate personnel to visit at least twice to their families on government cost,” MHA said in its representation.
Home ministry also sought to address the problem of stagnation among the paramilitary by proposing that modified assured career progression scheme (MCAP). It shall be allowed four times at an interval of 8, 16, 24 and 32 instead of 3 times at an interval of 10, 20,30 years. “At present, it takes 20-22 years for them to get their first promotion and this has also led officers to quit. As many as 9,300 personnel quit ITBP, CISF, SSB BSF, CRPF, due to non-friendly working conditions,” said an official. 

The government also advocated for a better leave structure for the personnel who are deployed for counter-insurgency operations across the country.

Read at: Economic Times

The government also advocated for a better leave structure for the
personnel who are deployed for counter-insurgency operations across the

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  • Tammmna 7 years ago

    See paramilitary soldier's don't need any comparisons with anyone, the kind of job they do is unique and difficult,people having doubt can come to naxal infested areas where you will know how crpf jawans are fighting and surviving, how they are repulsing stone peltors 24*7, how BSF and ITBP guarding border's 24*7 in remote inhospitable areas. Personnel's of CAPF don't require comparison, they do work which isn't easy for any other to do, so give them there due.

  • Sir para military performing duty CI Ops, Law & Order and internal security but CSD Canteen facility and Military pay also required for CAPF

  • Lt Col was above Comdt(SG) and below DIG before IVth CPC. In IVth CPC rank pay was carved out from basic pay and shown as separate element but it was part of basic pay for all purposes. The same is defined in Govt of India pay commission report and Army Instruction(Issued by the govt of India). In Vth CPC Lt Col basic pay starts from 15100(13500+1600) whereas Comdt(SG)/Dir 14300. Carving out rank pay from basic was a cunning move by the babus in the 4th Pay Commission as members. In the warrant of precedence also lt col was below DIG and above Comdt. There was no 2IC in CAPF(CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCE) which was introduced very lately. Now they start comparing Col with Comdt where Col used to be above DIG in warrant of precedence. There can't be any comparison of the role of armed forces and central armed police forces.

    • There is ofcourse no comparison ,but why to worry if your younger bros are getting some benefits,be big bro


  • If the Central Armed Police Forces are as capable as the Army then why is the Army called out to take over when they fail to do the job assigned to them. What is their role in war? What weapons do they handle to claim equality. Merely imitating the Army in outer appearance cannot equate them with it and entitle them to the same pay and allowances.Let them be of equal capability. A medical specialist and a local doctor cannot be paid the same salary.

    • mantosh singh 8 years ago

      Ha aur ye bhi toh bata jab tere officersscam meine pakre jaate hai tab unki desh bhakti kaha jati hai