Friday, January 02, 2009

New Year Bonanza for Armed Forces

The Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday approved a separate pay commission for the armed forces. The Seventh Pay Commission for soldiers would be delinked from the civilian pay panel.

The decision comes after a committee, headed by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, submitted its report to review the concerns in the armed forces. The concerns were raised after the Sixth Pay Commission recommended placing lieutenant colonels and equivalent ranks in the Air Force and Navy at a lower pay band than their counterparts in the paramilitary/Group A services and IAS.

The government has also agreed to accommodate lieutenant colonels in a higher pay band (Pay Band 4) and increase their monthly salary by Rs 8000.

The PMO has has approved placing some 12000 lieutenant colonels in pay band 4. However, only lieutenant colonels performing a combat role would receive higher salaries. Another demand accepted by the PMO concerned personnel below officer rank, for whom the government would restore the 70 per cent pensionary weightage.

However, the government has not yet addressed the sweeping discontent in the military’s higher echelons over lieutenant generals and their equivalent being excluded from the higher pay band

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:56 PM

    Is any body can tell what will be the pay band of the person whose old pay scale is 5000-100-6500. That person belong to Air force.

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  2. Can any body tell a person of indian air force whose old scale is 5000-100-6500. He will be placed in PB-I or PB-II.

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  3. Anonymous10:08 PM

    separate pay commission for the armed forces.Yes it is realy separate pay commission for armed forces. Because I realy feel shame to say that a civillian whose old pay scale is 5000-8000 he is placed in PB-II with GD pay 4200 and an armed person whose old scale is 5000-6500 he is placed in PB-I with GD pay 2800.So it is realy separate pay commission for armed forces.

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  4. separate pay commission for the armed forces.Yes it is realy separate pay commission for armed forces. Because I realy feel shame to say that a civillian whose old pay scale is 5000-8000 he is placed in PB-II with GD pay 4200 and an armed person whose old scale is 5000-6500 he is placed in PB-I with GD pay 2800.So it is realy separate pay commission for armed forces.

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  5. A separate pay is to be given to the armed forces. The government cannot close eyes towards our jawans

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  6. Anonymous10:19 PM

    Babus of Indian Army has been placed in 'Y' group. Can any body help up us to upgrade to 'X' group.

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  7. Anonymous10:42 PM

    Babus of Indian Army should be up graded from 'Y' to 'X' group.

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