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7th CPC: Allowance to Armed Forces

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Ministry of Defence
Allowance to Armed Forces

31 DEC 2018

Taking note of the rigours of military life, the 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC) had recommended an additional, separate element of Pay for the Defence Forces called Military Service Pay (MSP) which the CPC intended would also maintain the edge enjoyed by the Defence Forces over the civilian scales. The Commission was of the view that the rate of MSP as a percentage of the existing pay has to be maintained in case of officers (up to the level of Brigadier / equivalent) as well as PBORs because the difficulties faced in field situations by both these categories are similar.

The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) had considered all aspects with regard to applicability of MSP including the rates while making its recommendations. This was done after considering the views of the Services in the matter. The 7th CPC has consciously decided not to create additional categories of personnel for the grant of MSP or to disturb the slab rates for the four categories for which it is being paid up to the level of Brigadiers. The Government after carefully considering the recommendations of the 7th CPC in respect of MSP has accepted and notified the same.

Besides MSP, Service personnel are entitled to several other allowances such as High Altitude Allowance, Field Area / Modified Field Area Allowance, Counter Insurgency Allowance etc which are paid based on risks and hardships involved at a location / in an operation.

Engine-wise capacity and interval in years allowed as regards vehicle PURCHASE for officers and jawans:

Eligibility
S. No. Category CC Periodicity
(a) Officers (including Retd / Widows) 3000 Once in Four Years.
(b) JCOs granted Honorary Commission & Equivalent (including Retd & Widows) 2500 Once in Seven Years.
(c) JCOs & Equivalent

(including Retd & Widows)

2000 Once in Service and Once after Retirement. First Car after ten years of Service. Gap between purchases of Two Cars to be Ten years. If the late husband had purchased a car each while in service / after retirement then the widow will not be eligible to buy a car. In case late husband had purchased only one car then widow can buy one car through CSD after gap of 10 years from the date of last purchase.
(d) OR & Equivalent

(including Retd & Widows)

1800 Once in Service and Once after Retirement. First Car after ten years of Service. Gap between purchases of Two Cars to be Ten years. If the late husband had purchased a car each while in service / after retirement then the widow will not be eligible to buy a car. In case late husband had purchased only one car then widow can buy one car through CSD after gap of 10 years from the date of last purchase.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Vishambhar Prasad Nishad and others in Rajya Sabha today.

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Demand on Higher Military Service Pay (MSP) – Parliament Q&A MILITARY SERVICE PAY

Demand on Higher Military Service Pay (MSP) – Parliament Q&A MILITARY SERVICE PAY

In a written reply to a question regarding Military Service Pay in Parliament on 26.12.2018, the Minister of State for Defence Shri Subhash Bhamre said that the MSP was raised by the identical fitment of 2.57.

We reproduced the answer and given below for your information…

“Taking note of the rigours of military life, the VI Central Pay Commission (CPC) had recommended an additional, separate element of pay for the Defence Forces called Military Service Pay (MSP), which the CPC intended would also maintain the edge enjoyed by the Defence Forces over the civilian scales.

The VII CPC has consciously decided not to create additional categories of personnel for the grant of MSP or to disturb the slab rates for the four categories for which it is being paid up to the level of Brigadiers. This was done after considering the views of the Services in the matter. MSP was raised by the identical fitment of 2.57 which was applied for pay structure approved by the VI CPC. The recommendations of the VII CPC were accepted by the Government.

Government has recently approved a proposal to establish Armed Forces Special Operations Division which is designed as a tri Services organisation.”

High Court Direction on MSP

On 12th March 2018, question raised by a member in Parliament related to MSP. Whether Government is considering to grant Military Service Pay (MSP) equally to all ranks in the light of Hon’ble High Court’s direction in writ Petition No. 6607/2017 of ‘Voice of Ex-Servicemen Society’?

The concerned Minister replied as follows…
“Hon”ble Delhi High Court in its order dated 28th November, 2017 has not given any specific direction to grant Military Service Pay (MSP) equally to all ranks. It may be informed that the Hon’ble Court in its order mentioned that the conduct of the petitioners in withholding material information and at the same time, trying to invoke equities under Article 226 of the Constitution of India is deprecated.

The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) had considered all aspects with regard to applicability of MSP including the rates while making its recommendations. The Government after carefully considering the recommendations of the 7th CPC in respect of MSP has accepted the same and have already been notified.”

7th CPC Recommendation on MSP

7th CPC Report Para 5.2.22 says…
5.2.22 Military Service Pay (MSP): The defence forces personnel, in addition to their pay as per the Matrices above, will be entitled to payment of Military Service Pay for all ranks up to and inclusive of Brigadiers and their equivalents. The Commission recommends an MSP for the four categories of Defence forces personnel at Rs 15,500 for the Service Officers, Rs 10,800 for Nursing Officers, Rs 5,200 for JCO/ORs, and Rs 3,600 for Non Combatants (Enrolled) in the Air Force per month. MSP will continue to be reckoned as Basic Pay for purposes of Dearness Allowance, as also in the computation of pension. Military Service Pay will however not be counted for purposes of House Rent Allowance, Composite Transfer Grant and Annual Increment.

17.10 Military Service Pay (MSP): The Defence forces personnel will continue to be entitled to payment of Military Service Pay for all ranks up to and inclusive of Brigadiers and their equivalents. The MSP per month recommended is as follows:

i.  Service Officers Rs 15,500
ii.  Nursing Officers Rs10,800
iii.  JCO/ ORs Rs 5,200
iv. Non Combatants (Enrolled) in the Air Force  Rs 3,600

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7th CPC Central Government has rejected the main demand for higher Military Service Pay for Junior Commissioned Officers

7th CPC Central Government has rejected the main demand for higher Military Service Pay for Junior Commissioned Officers.

7th CPC Military Service Pay (MSP)

Govt Rejects Main Demand

7th CPC Military Service Pay (MSP) – Govt Rejects Main Demand

Central Government has rejected the main demand for higher Military Service Pay for Junior Commissioned Officers.

As per the media news today, the Army Headquarters was very upset over the decision of the Finace Ministry. Around 1.12 lakh military personnel including 87,646 Junior Commissioned Officers and 25,434 personnel of equivalent rank from the Navy and the India Air Force will be impacted by the decision.

The Defence Force Personnel, particularly the JCOs in Army, demanded to increase the MSP from Rs.5500 to Rs.10000. Earlier the 7th Central Pay Commission has recommended MSP Rs.5200 to JCOs.(Table shown the rates of MSP recommended by 7th CPC)

7th Central Pay Commission has applied a common multiplication factor of 2.57 on MSP of JCOs and ORs. As per methodology, the MSP has been raised to Rs.5200 pm from Rs.2000 pm.

The long pending demand on MSP that the commission forgot to consider that both JOCs and Equivalents are also Group ‘B’ Officers.

Whereas, the Group ‘B’ officers in Military Nursing Service, MSP had been fixed Rs.10800 pm. All JCOs and ORs (Combatants) demanded to raise the MSP to Rs.10000 pm at par with MNS Officers.

The 7th CPC recommended the rates of MSP was as follows:

Designation Existing Rate of MSP Recommended by 7th CPC
Service Officers 6000 15500
Nursing Officers 4200 10800
JCO / ORs 2000 5200
Non Combatants (Enrolled) in the Air Force 1000 3600

MSP will continue to be reckoned as Basic Pay for purposes of Dearness Allowance, as also in the computation of pension. Military Service Pay will however not be counted for purposes of House Rent Allowance, Composite Transfer Grant and Annual Increment.

The Military Service Pay, which is a compensation for the various aspects e.g., intangibles linked to special conditions of service, conducting full spectrum operation including force projection outside India’s boundaries, superannuation at a younger age and for the edge historically enjoyed by the Defence Forces over the civilian scales, will be admissible to the Defence forces personnel only.

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Grant of Military Service Pay

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Ministry of Defence
Grant of Military Service Pay

12 MAR 2018

Delhi High Court in its order dated 28 November 2017 has not given any specific direction to grant Military Service Pay (MSP) equally to all ranks. It may be informed that the court in its order mentioned that the conduct of the petitioners in withholding material information and at the same time, trying to invoke equities under Article 226 of the Constitution of India is deprecated.

The 7thCentral Pay Commission (CPC) had considered all aspects with regard to applicability of MSP including the rates while making its recommendations. The Government after carefully considering the recommendations of the 7thCPC in respect of MSP has accepted the same and have already been notified.

This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Mahendra Singh Mahrain Rajya Sabha today.

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Fixation of Pay of re-employed pensioners – treatment of Military Service Pay (MSP)

Fixation of Pay of re-employed pensioners – treatment of Military Service Pay (MSP) – reg.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.E(G) 2013/EM 1-5

New Delhi, dated 06, March 2017

The General Secretary,
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen.
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi.

Sir.

Sub: Fixation of Pay of re-employed pensioners – treatment of Military Service Pay (MSP) – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to your letter No.II/35/Part XIII dated 10.01.2017 on the above subject and to state that the illustration given in your letter regarding treatment of Military Service Pay (MSP) while fixing the pay of ex-servicemen re-employed in the Railways has been examined in consultation with the Finance Directorate is not as per the instructions contained in DoP&T’s OM No.3/19/2009 Estt. Pay II dated 08.11.2010 which was circulated to the Railways vide Board’s letter No.E(G) 2013/EM 1-4 dated 24.07.2013 and reiterated vide Board’s letter of even number dated 15.12.2016. The DoP&T’s OM only provides that the MSP part of pension will not be deducted from the pay fixed on re-employment. It does not provide for including MSP in the pay fixed on re-employment.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
for Secretary/
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Applicability of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 for persons re-employed in Railway service after retirement from Defence Forces

Treatment of Military Service Pay(MSP) while fixing the pay of ex-servicemen re-employed on the Railways: Railway Board

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No.E(G)2013/EM 1-5

New Delhi, dated 16/01/2017

The General Secretary,
N.F.I.R.,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110055.

Dear Sir,

Sub:  Applicability of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 for persons re-employed in Railway service after retirement from Defence Forces – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letter-(No.II/35/Pt. XIII dated 23/11/2016 on the above subject and to state that as decided in the meeting with representatives of NFIR in the meeting held in ED/IR’s room on 27/9/2016, reference has been made to DOP&T for seeking clarification, duly incorporating the-views of NFIR (copy enclosed). Their reply in the matter is awaited despite a reminder dated 4/1/2017.

Instructions have also been issued to GMs/Zonal Railways, Production Units etc. vide letter [No. E(G)/2013/EM 1-5 dated 15/12/2016] (copy enclosed) for strictly complying with the instructions contained in Board’s  letter No. E(G)2013/EM 1-4 dated 24/7/2013 regarding treatment of Military Service Pay (MSP) while fixing the pay of ex-servicemen re-employed on the Railways.

DA: As above

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
for Secretary Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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MHA for Pay on Par with Army for Paramilitary

In its presentation before the ECOS, the MHA also batted for a ‘special pay’ on par with the army. The defence forces get a special allowance in the form of military service pay (MSP) over and above their salaries.

MHA for Pay on Par with Army for Paramilitary – While recommending a ‘CAPF service pay’, the home ministry said, “CAPF fulfills all attributes required for military service pay, which includes separation from family.

Drawing a parallel with defense forces, Rajnath Singh-led home ministry, has recommended equivalent pay for a second in command (2IC) in central paramilitary to that of a lieutenant colonel in the army. At present, there is a difference of Rs 40,000 in their salaries “despite operational role of both ranks being similar in nature,” the home ministry informed the empowered committee of secretaries (E-COS) in its recent discussion.

In its presentation before the ECOS, the MHA also batted for a ‘special pay’ on par with the army. The defence forces get a special allowance in the form of military service pay (MSP) over and above their salaries.

While recommending a ‘CAPF service pay’, the home ministry said, “CAPF fulfills all attributes required for MSP, which includes separation from family.

They are the key pillars of internal and border guarding, handle warlike situation and continuously engaged in operations.”

According to an MHA official, the proposal for a ‘CAPF special pay’ was earlier mooted before the 7th pay commission last year. However, it was shelved at the last minute.

He also stated that the CAPF has raised nearly 40 demands, which were examined at the MHA, before recommending 11 of them to E-COS.

While terming it to be a “great morale booster” for the forces, the home ministry in its recommendation also sought additional leave travel concession (LTC) for CAPF personnel serving in high altitude on par with defense forces that will “facilitate personnel to visit at least twice to their families on government cost,” MHA said in its representation.

Home ministry also sought to address the problem of stagnation among the paramilitary by proposing that modified assured career progression scheme (MCAP). It shall be allowed four times at an interval of 8, 16, 24 and 32 instead of 3 times at an interval of 10, 20,30 years. “At present, it takes 20-22 years for them to get their first promotion and this has also led officers to quit. As many as 9,300 personnel quit ITBP, CISF, SSB BSF, CRPF, due to non-friendly working conditions,” said an official.

The government also advocated for a better leave structure for the personnel who are deployed for counter-insurgency operations across the country.

Source: Economic Times

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Discrimination in Structure of Military Service Pay – Defence Minister Reply

Discrimination in Structure of Military Service Pay – Defence Minister Reply

Military Service Pay is paid as a compensation to the Armed Forces personnel as a recognition for the intangible aspects linked to the special conditions of their service.

Defence Minister has clarified about Military Service Pay (MSP) is being paid to the Armed Forces Personnel w.e.f. 1st September, 2008.

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

15-March-2016

Discrimination in Structure of Giving MSP

Military Service Pay (MSP) is being paid to the Armed Forces Personnel w.e.f. 1st September, 2008. It is a compensation paid to the Armed Forces personnel as a recognition for the intangible aspects linked to the special conditions of their service. On recommendation of 6th Central Pay Commission, MSP was introduced for the first time in respect of Armed Forces.

The MSP being paid to Armed Forces Personnel is in two slabs:-

(i) For Officers – Rs.6,000 per month

(ii) For JCOs/OR – Rs.2,000 per month.

However, Government has separately provided a number of allowances based on risks and hardships involved at a location / in an operation, such as High Altitude Allowances, Field Area / Modified Area Allowances, Counter Insurgency Allowance etc.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Mahendra Singh Mahra in Rajya Sabha today.

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Military Service Pay (MSP) for Defence Forces Personnel

 Military Service Pay (MSP)

The defence forces personnel, in addition to their pay as per the Matrices above, will be entitled to payment of Military Service Pay for all ranks up to and inclusive of Brigadiers and their equivalents. The Commission recommends an MSP for the four categories of Defence forces personnel at Rs.15,500 for the Service Officers, Rs.10,800 for Nursing Officers, Rs.5,200 for JCO/ORs, and Rs.3,600 for Non Combatants (Enrolled) in the Air Force per month. MSP will continue to be reckoned as Basic Pay for purposes of Dearness Allowance, as also in the computation of pension. Military Service Pay will however not be counted for purposes of House Rent Allowance, Composite Transfer Grant and Annual Increment.

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6th Central Pay Commission (2006 – 2015) – Why was it special?

6th Central Pay Commission (2006 – 2015) – Why was it special?

Six Pay Commissions were formulated by the Central Government until now. The 6th Pay Commission had some salient features that were never seen before. Let’s find out why this particular Pay Commission was so monumental.

The recommendations made by the previous five Pay Commissions were interrelated to each other. People who had studied these would know that despite the similarities, the recommendations were not exactly generous.

Weightage” was the most-frequently used terminology in all previous pay commissions. New employees wouldn’t be aware of this. Weightage was all about calculating a certain percentage of the basic pay and adding it to the new basic pay (Basic Pay Weightage, Fitment Weightage or Fitment Benefit). This was the method prescribed by the five Pay Commissions before.

Even more pathetic was “Increment Weightage”. Particularly the 5th Pay Commission didn’t consider all the increments that the employee had received. According to the recommendations of 5th Pay Commission, it was given on the basis of one out of three increments.

As well, those were the days when promotions were rare. For years, employees were getting meager amount as annual increment. Only disappointment remained because the employees felt as if their ten years’ progress was unfairly evaluated.

Since no significant changes were made in the calculation of DA in the 5th Pay Commission, for the entire ten years, percentage of Dearness Allowance had increased by only 74%.

Until the 5th Pay Commission, House Rent Allowance was given in four categories – 5%, 7.5%, 15%, and 30% or as consolidated amount.

Lack of generosity was also obvious in areas like Tuition Fees, Transport Allowance, and Leave Travel Concession.

The 6th Central Pay Commission was special because it was radically different from its predecessors.

“Grade Pay was introduced, and, although there were MACP confusions due to the new Hierarchy system, since its pluses outnumbered its minuses, we feel that there is nothing wrong in recollecting the good points that the Commission had recommended. This article will help the next generation employees understand why the 6th Pay Commission was so unique.”

Multiplication Factor : This is considered by many as a transparent approach.

Children’s Education Allowance : From a meager Rs.40 per month, it was raised to Rs.1000. This reflected genuine interest and concern about the future generation.

3% Increment : The decision to calculate the annual increment at 3% of the current basic pay continues to be applauded even now.

Transport Allowance : Although Convenience Allowance was clubbed with this, it was a good decision to have made the revision of transport allowance dependent on the dearness allowance.

Leave Travel Concession : Which was until then, given only for Class II travel, was elevated to AC- Tier III, and Tier II.

Child Care Leave : It was a blessing for female employees.

Military Service Pay : First time recommendation for the Armed Forces Personnel by 6th Pay Commission.

DA Calculation : The Dearness Allowance was calculated based on the All India Consumer Price Index published by Labour Bureau. Calculation method for arriving the percentage of additional Dearness Allowance was recommended by 6th CPC with important average index factor of 115.76 instead of 306.33. Dearness Allowance went up as high as 10% and earned an increase of about 120% in its ten years’ tenure.

Finally, All Central Government Employees Unions and Federations played a very important role in the revolutionary changes and liberal recommendations that were being offered to the employees. Let us not forget that it was our unified voice and determination that made it all possible.

 

Source: http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in/

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