7th pay commission: Provision of ‘ration in kind’ for military officers restored deployed in peace area
7th Pay Commission: Centre has restored the provision of ‘ration in kind’ to military officers deployed in peace areas of the country, revealed a defence official on Tuesday. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved the proposal, keeping in mind the welfare of defence officers of the country, as per the ministry’s statement. The government removed the facility in 2017 after implementing 7th Pay Commission and replaced it with allowances. While the provision for the officers, however, continued in the field areas and jawans and Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) have been enjoying the facility.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh himself stepped into the matter and cleared the proposal as welfare of the armed forces have been among top priorities of Singh and he has very clearly conveyed it to the senior officials of the Defence Ministry, sources added. “The government has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Defence for restoration of the ‘ration in kind’ to the defence officers posted in peace areas,” a defence official said.
Earlier, the defence officers placed in peace areas were paid Rs 96 as ‘ration money allowance’ instead of the ration and the money was directly credited to their bank account. The demand to increase the ration money allowance was also raised, but was not met by the authorities. While the government’s decision to withdraw the provision of ‘ration in kind’ had met with criticism for a long time within the three services of the armed forces.
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18-June-2019 19:48 IST
Restoration of ‘Rations in Kind’ for Officers of The Defence Services Posted in Peace
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, today announced the restoration of the ‘ration in kind’ for the officers of the three Armed Forces posted in peace areas.
Now all officers of the Armed Forces including those in peace stations will be getting ration. A lot of effort from all levels in the Defence Ministry and the Armed Forces has resulted in this restoration.
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