Monday, December 22, 2008

PM to clear Demands of Armed Forces

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is set to clear the demands of the armed forces on the sixth pay commission.

Officers of the Lieutenant Colonel rank will now get Rs. 10000 more than the present salary per month.

As per the new provisions, the three star officers will be at par with Director Generals of Police.

It also makes provisions for retiring jawans to continue to get pension equivalent to 70 per cent of their the last pay the draw.

However, the demand for pay parity between military and civilian officers has been rejected.

A ministerial committee, headed by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, was set up to look into the armed forces' grievance about pay anomalies. The committee, which also included Antony and Chidambaram, was set up by the Prime Minister on September 25 in the wake of deep resentment in the armed forces, who complained that there were anomalies in the sixth pay commission recommendations and that it had lowered the status of their officers.

(As reported by NDTV)


  1. Anonymous2:47 PM

    taste of the pudding is in eating it

  2. Anonymous11:53 AM

    one rider every body has missed that we have accepted pb4 only for combat role or combat ready officers, this is some what like what Britishers did with us. now we will have divisions in forces based on there role.all u know is that pudding may not b there at all.