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Mar 24 2016: The Times of India
Resolve pay anomalies: Def chiefs to Mantri
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
The Army , Navy and IAF chiefs have once aga in expressed concern over
the eroding “status, parity and equivalence'' in terms of salaries and
allowances of the armed forces vis-à-vis their civilian counterparts, urging
the government to resolve the “persisting core anomalies“ before implementing
therecommendations of 7th Central Pay
Defence ministry sources said the
three chiefs Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Admiral Robin Dhowan and General
Dalbir Singh Suhag briefed defence minister Manohar Parrikar in this regard
on Tuesday evening. “The chiefs flagged 37 issues, holding eight were critical
to the armed forces. The MoD will now prepare a formal note for the empowered
committee of secretaries, led by the Cabinet Secretary, which has been
constituted to process the recommendations of the 7th CPC,” said a source.
The critical issues, which the
chiefs said would adversely impact the armed forces' morale if they were not
rectified, include the use of the new pay matrix by the 7th CPC. The forces contend
the “discriminatory manner” in which the salaries have been structured by the
matrix will lead to lesser pay for military personnel as compared to their
The armed forces say the 7th CPC
also downgrades them to the level of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).
Moreover, while the CAPFs can choose the better option between military risk
hardship allowances , this reciprocity has not been extended to the armed
forces. They also demanded that the calculation of the disability pension be
changed from the existing percentage-based system to the earlier slab-based
Another demand is the grant of
NFU (non-functional upgradation) for officers denied promotions due to lack of
vacancies in the steeply-pyramidal structure of the armed forces. The forces
also want the placement of all Lt-Generals in the HAG+ (higher administrative
grade) pay-scale like directors-general of police.