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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Manohar Parrikar To Meet PM Modi, Sort Out Pay Panel Anomalies

Manohar Parrikar is expected to meet PM Narendra Modi to address points raised by service chiefs.

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The armed forces had flagged anomalies in pay panel recommendations
These include common pay matrix at entry level, disability allowance Services satisfied with minister's response, said Air Chief Arup Raha New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today assured the armed forces that the anomalies in the 7th Pay Commission will be taken up at the highest level.
Mr Parrikar is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the points raised by service chiefs, sources said. After meeting the Defence Minister this morning, Air Chief Arup Raha said the Defence Minister is aware of all issues and "has assured to resolve them at the earliest". The services, he said, are "satisfied" with the response. Sponsored Content by Taboola 2017´s New Year

Resolution : Fight Your Hearing Loss! Soundrise On September 9, the Army, Navy and the Air Force had issued a signal to all formations, saying implementation of the 7th pay commission was being kept in abeyance till the anomalies are addressed. Mr Parrikar had asked the three services to implement the hiked salaries as the government examined and addressed the concerns flagged by the forces. Top Defence Ministry sources told NDTV that the minister would impress on the government to address the key anomalies at the earliest.
These include a common pay matrix at the entry level for both civilian and military services, removing anomalies in disability allowance between civil and military. According to the 7th pay commission, the civilian bureaucracy and the para-military gets more disability allowance.

Defence Personnel To Get Disability Pension Under Old Formula

Existing system will be used to determine disability pension for defence personnel, sources said.

New Delhi: Under attack for introducing slab-based disability pension, Defence Ministry today said armed forces personnel would continue to get such pension based on percentage system till the Anomaly Committee came out with a report on the issue.
There was widespread criticism from opposition parties and the military establishment over a letter issued on September 30 which had introduced a slab-based system, as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission, for determining the disability pension for defence forces. Sponsored Content by Taboola 2017´s New Year Resolution : Fight Your Hearing Loss! Soundrise Following this, the Ministry had referred the matter to the Anomaly Committee.

However, there was confusion as to what system would be used to determine disability pension. Till the Committee comes out with a report, existing percentage system will be used to determine disability pension, defence sources said. Earlier, the Defence Ministry had said the 7th CPC had recommended a slab-based system for determining disability pension, which was accepted by the government. A percentage-based system was followed under the 6th CPC regime for calculating disability pension for defence forces personnel as well as civilians. What the military personnel are upset about is that civilians will continue to be paid pension according to the earlier "percentage system", which means that a civilian employee will get higher disability pension than his military counterpart.

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