7th Pay Commission: Parrikar orders military chiefs immediate implementation
New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday ordered the military chiefs to immediately enforce the recommendations of the 7th pay commission.
Last week, the three services , Army, Navy and the Air Force, had issued an open signal to servicemen informing them the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission is being kept in abeyance till anomalies are addressed.
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee and Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Navy chief met Parrikar on Monday to reiterate the need to address the anomalies before the 7th Pay Commission could be rolled out for forces.
Sources said that Parrikar ordered the chiefs to immediately enforce the recommendations of the 7th pay commission and anomalies will be addressed shortly by the government.
Resentment has been brewing in the defence services over not allowing non-functional upgrade (NFU) in the services. NFU allows bureaucrats who have been passed over to get a higher pay as soon as their batch mates make it to the next rank.
The government has formed a national anomalies committee to look to into these type of issues.
Parrikar’s order to the forces comes at a time when a large section of the government feels that pay and allowances of military is better than most other government services.
The military gets pension from government exchequer when no other service gets pension from government exchequer because the civil employees covered under National Pension System (NPS), besides it, the military has been given One Rank One Pension (OROP), which is not available any civil service, sources said.
With inputs from agencies