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Services unhappy with pay panel order: The Hindu

Services unhappy with pay panel order: The Hindu

Chiefs of Staff are likely to seek the intervention of the Prime Minister to get anomalies rectified

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 Prime Minister 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. 

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  • Rajbahadur Singh 7 years ago

    No use to sacrifice for this country, vie to become babu and enjoy ultimate comfort and recognition. Those, like me, are idiots who are swayed with urge of patriotism, if so be ready to die empty stomach and leave your family and future generations to beg on streets. Commissioned Officers had ditched JCOs/ SNCOs/NCOs at the behest of ICS, pardon IAS lobby to win their faith without realising fall out of ignoring consequences. Do these Commissioned Officers have ever realised to accept equalisation of JCOs (JWO/ Nb Subedar/ Chief Petty Officer) at par with Primary Teacher (Grade Pay 4200). Day is not far away when MWO/ Subedar Major/ Master Master Chief Petty Officer will be at par with peon and Commissioned Officer will be at par with Assistant. Jaisi Karni Vaisi Bharni.

  • Arokiasamy Anthonisay 7 years ago

    A soldier stands for your safety; now you stand for his security !

  • Raghu P 7 years ago

    The matter is being treated with the utmost respect by our political and bureaucratic leadership. They will certainly not let the Services down. They will, at the earliest opportunity, refer the matter to another committee with a six month deadline. That committee will submit its report. The Govt will consider the findings and take prompt action to refer it to a Special Committee. The findings of that Committee will be that this is a matter that concerns the CPC. The decision will be that the issue must be raised as anomalies with the other GoM that will deal with them.

  • S Singh 7 years ago

    service chiefs had earlier strongly represented to PM as well as DM regarding gross anomalies in 7th CPC Commission recommendations for Defence Personnel after the same were approved by Cabinet about a month earlier.What happened to that Representation? What next…..?