Seventh Pay Commission: Revealed! Why armed forces are unhappy with Defence Ministry

At a time when Central government employees are waiting for the implementation of Seventh pay commission, a new revelation has come to light.

According to reports, there is deep distrust between government and armed forces over the pay parity issue. It is being said that three services had expressed dissatisfaction over some of the recommendations of the Pay commission and had requested Commission to make required changes.

Later pay commission approached Defence Ministry with their demands. Also read: 7th Pay Commission: Good news for employees! Modi Govt likely to restore allowances Now under RTI query, it has been revealed that the Defence Ministry negated army officers pay parity with civilian counterparts in IAS, IPS and other allied services. A n Army officer was quoted by ET as saying, "We thought it was the pay commission that was selling us short, but this RTI actually revealed it was the Defence Ministry officials".

 Ministry also gave reasons why their demands were not approved. "The basis of this demand i.e. merger of rank pay in basic pay was examined in a detailed matter by the Pranab Mukherjee committee report and the same was not accepted hence the case is not supported", officer further said.

Ministry also not accepted Army men's argument that civilian bureaucrat mustn't be paid equal sum of amount in comparison to their defence counterparts. Defence Ministry said that both are different thing as their service conditions and the nature of job is quite different. What are the grievances of armed forces?

 Army Officers say that if the Pay Commission is implemented in the present form, it will position them much below their civilian counterparts in terms of salaries, facilities and status.

One of the main grudge that the armed forces have is with regard to risk-hardship matrix. The officers say that a soldier posted in Siachen Glacier, which has the highest degree of both risk and hardship, gets an allowance of Rs 31,500 per month.  past pay commissions In contrast, a civilian bureaucrat from the All India Services draws 30 per cent of his salary as "hardship allowance" when posted anywhere outside the comfort zone. Under the new scale, a senior IAS official posted in a city in northeast will draw much more as "hardship allowance", compared to the Rs 31,500 per month drawn by military officers in Siachen. OneIndia News

Read more at: http://www.oneindia.com/india/7th-pay-commission-why-armed-forces-are-unhappy-with-defence-ministry-2033792.html

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5 comments

Being a responsible tax payer, I am requesting Govt Auth to reduce hardship allowance of Civil Govt Officers than Military Officer Allowance.
Also, Where ever it is technically feasible and reasonable for today economy please curtail excessive allowances and luxury facilities in r/o all Govt higher Auth and Officers Category.
Thank you
Being a responsible tax payer, I am requesting Govt Auth to reduce hardship allowance of Civil Govt Officers than Military Officer Allowance.
Also, Where ever it is technically feasible and reasonable for today economy please curtail excessive allowances and luxury facilities in r/o all Govt higher Auth and Officers Category.
Thank you
Anonymous said…
Defence officers are fighting over their parity with their civilian counterparts. Officers in defence are getting equal pay irrespective of branches but what about PBORS? after implimentation of 6th CPC, there is a lot of diffrence in basic pay and annual incriments in different trades/ groups in the same rank and at same length of service, other then X gp pay and other allowances paid to them as specially authorised to them by 6th CPC . TO maintain rank decorum the basic pay and incriments in same rank on same length of service should be same.
Unknown said…
No allowance of any individual never cross an individual minimum salary. Please be think a lower grade employee with the three of his family fighting for a mere minimum salary of 26000 Rs. How can Mr. Bean given 31500 Rs and 30% of 250000 Rs. As hardship allowance?????? NO allowance should greater than salary of an individual.
Anonymous said…
No allowance of any individual never cross an individual minimum salary. Please be think a lower grade employee with the three of his family fighting for a mere minimum salary of 26000 Rs. How can Mr. Bean given 31500 Rs and 30% of 250000 Rs. As hardship allowance?????? NO allowance should greater than salary of an individual.

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