Friday, July 13, 2012

Govt. forms committee to look into defence pay and pension issues

Govt constitutes Committee to look into pay and pension related issues of defence services personnel and ex-servicemen 
Among other issues, "One rank one pension" is also to be considered
The committee to submit report within 8th August 2012

The Government has decided to constitute a Committee, under the chairpersonship of Cabinet Secretary, to look into pay and pension related issues of relevance to defence services personnel and ex-servicemen. The other members of the Committee will be: 

(i) Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister 
(ii) Defence Secretary 
(iii) Secretary, D/o Expenditure 
(iv) Secretary, D/o Ex-Servicemen’s Welfare 
(v) Secretary, D/o Personnel and Training 

The Committee’s ‘terms of reference’ will be to look into the following issues relating to: 

(i) Defence services personnel: 
• Common pay-scale for in-service JCOs/ORs 
• Initial pay-fixation of Lt. Col/Colonel and Brigadier/equivalent 
• Review and enhancement of grade pay 
• Placing of all Lts General in HAG+ scale 
• Grant of non-functional upgradation (NFU) to armed forces personnel 

(ii) Ex-servicemen: 
• One-rank one-pension 
• Enhancement of family pension 
• Dual family pension
• Family pension to mentally/physically challenged children of armed forces personnel on marriage 
The Department of Expenditure will service the Committee. The Committee may co-opt any other member. The Committee will finalize its recommendations and submit its report to the Prime Minister by 8th August, 2012. 

Source : PIB Press Release

6 comments :

Abir Maity said...

Thanks for the post.

COL LAMBA said...

EFFORTS OF SIX MONTHS FINALLY GOT A POSITIVE SHAPE
1.FINALLY PM HONOURED ALL MY REQUESTS SUPPORTED BY MOD
HAND FULL OF GENERALS PAY SCALES SNATCHING AWAY PAY & ALLOWANCES OF SELECTION GRADE OFFICER’S [COL& BRIG]& MAKING A COWARD ,UNFIT ARMY , POOR COMMAND SET UP[BY DENYING COL & BRIG THEIR DUE]
1. ALL IAS & IPS OFFICER RETIRE IN SUPER TIME SCALE, BUT IN ARMY COL[SELECTION]& BRIG RETIRE IN MUCH LOWER SCALE AND DENIED THEIR BASIC FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT OF EQUALITY & VIOLATION OF ARTICLE 14 [ IN SPITE OF DIFFICULT WORKING CONDITION IN FAR REMOTE AREA AWAY FROM CIVIL SOCIETY
2. THE BULK OF ARMY OFFICER RETIRES IN COL [TS] RANK & BELOW.SO IDEALLY THEY SHOULD BE IN SUPER TIME SCALE.
3. COL [SELECTION GRADE] SHOULD BE ABOVE SUPER TIME SCALE, SO IS BRIG, BUT IN REALITY IT IS NOT SO. THEY ARE BEING PAID DEGRADED PAY & PENSION.
4. IT A DIG WHO WAS ONE TIME JUNIOR TO Lt COL HAS BEEN MOVED TO BRIG PAY BAND AND COL HAS BECOME JUNIOR TO HIM.DIG RANK [TIME SCALE] IS ACHIEVED IN 14 YEARS, WHERE AS LT COL [TIME SCALE] 11 YEARS % COL [TIME SCALE] IN 26 YEARS. WHAT AN INJUSTICE TO COL WHAT A JOKE WITH COL [TS] & GOD SAVE FATE OF COL [SELECTION] Colonel has been equated with Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG]
5. Colonel has been equated with Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG). The rank of a DIG who was till date between a Lt Colonel and a Colonel is now officially equal to a Brigadier. Both are now on a Grade Pay of Rs 8900.
6. NOW DIG HAS BEEN PUT AT PAR WITH BRIG
7. WHERE IS REWARD TO COL/BRIG WHO WORKED HARD FOR PROMOTION & ORGANISATIONAL GROWTH, ALL THEIR LIFE COL/BRIG IS IN FORE FRONT DURING PEACE/WAR AND WITH DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH MEN.COL/BRIG IS A KING PIN BETWEEN TROOPS & HIGHER UPS.
8. DIFFERENCE OF PAY SCALE OF COL[S] VS LT COL [TS/S] WIIL BE COL LTS] =59400-58090=1310- INCOME TAX @20%+CESS 3%=RS .777/
AS THERE IS HARDLY ANY DIFFERENCE IN TAKE HOME PAY OF COL [TS] & COL [SELECTION]. SO WHY BOTHER ATTITUDE WILL PREVAIL.
MOREOVER NO /ZERO DIFFERENCE IN PENSION THAN WHY SLOG & GET KILLED OR INJURED WHEN NO BENEFITS / REWARD FOR WORKING
9. A DANGEROUS SITUATION FOR ARMY.
A BIRTH TO COWARD ARMY WILL COME TO LIGHT IF THIS SITUATION PREVAIL]
10. ENORMOUS BENEFIT TO TIME SCALE MAJ THAN TIME SCALE LT COL [ALL PROMOTION AT NO RISK]
11.ARMY COMES TO RESCUE OF CIVIL AUTHORITY[IAS/IPS ] ON THEIR FAILURE IN NAME OF AID TO CIVIL POWER
THE ARMED FORCES WERE PAID HIGHER PAY & PENSION [PENSION USED TO BE 75 % OF PAY, AS APPLICABLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES] NOW THE PENSION HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 50%
The RAJYA SABHA Committee opined that the Govt has not been able to provide any justification for changing the established concept and reducing military pension and the decision to align military pensions with civilian pensions was an ill-considered decision, FORCES DO NOT HAVE UNIONS, WHEN WATER GOES ABOVE LEVEL THEY REVOLT MAY BE CALLED MUTINY. KINDLY ENSURE SUCH A SITUATION DOES NOT ARISE
13.The Defence Personnel have suffered thrice over[THREE PAY COMMISSIONS ERRODED THEIR PAY/PENSION/STATUS ];
Counterparts were increased. The highest pension of civil servant till 1970 was Rs 416.50 Pm/- while that of Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) it was Rs 1000 Pm/. In 2006, pension for both is Rs 45000/- pm, which means while the pension of Defence highest rank has increased only 45 times, that of civilian highest rank it has increased 108 times). THE COL [SELECTION]/BRIG GOT MERE INCREaSE OF 30 TIMES. There is just no justification for the same.
15 THERE USE TO BE ONE IGP ASHWANI KUMAR
LATER ON PUNJAB SPLIT INTO PUNJAB, HARYANA, UT CHANDIGARH THUS NUMBER INCREASED THREE TIMES.
AFTER 6TH CPC DIG IS PLACED ABOVE COL WHO WAS INITIALLY A JUNIOR TO LTCOL
NOW SEE AMOUNT OF DGP ADDL DGP & IGP FLOATING ARROUND IN VISHAL PUNJAB [HARYANA PUNJAB UT].
15 COL SHOULD BE MOVED TO HAG SCALE SO AS TO AVOID COMMAND & CONTROL PROBLEM IN RR/ASSAM RIF & AID TO CIVIL POWER.
KINDLY MAINTAIN DIGNITY OF COL WHO IS IN DIRECT COMMAND WITH TROOPS & BACK BONE OF ARMY.

Anonymous said...

Well, everyone is happy that a committee is set up to look after the anomalies in defence pay and pension. can anyone assure this time that the JCOs and Jawans will also be looked after. Will anyone discuss about giving NFU 5400 to the JCOs? Will anyone put up the issue of up gradation of GP along with their civilian counterparts? Will anyone ever speak up about the need to increase MSP for Jawans or atleast for JCOS? Please refer point number 11 of last comment with regard to all ill-considered decisions, 'FORCES DO NOT HAVE UNIONS, WHEN WATER GOES ABOVE LEVEL THEY REVOLT MAY BE CALLED MUTINY. KINDLY ENSURE SUCH A SITUATION DOES NOT ARISE'..

Anonymous said...

Army officers are fools who can never be at par with civil servants who are having much greater mental ability. Those mentally challenged armed forces officers should think that they are just class 12 pass just like a clerk in our offices. we are controlling the full district in a nice fashion whereas these army fools get panic over handling 200 people. Every body is crying to increase the pay of officers, are u a good officer who has not cared for their jawans. jawans, JCOs burn their oil and u the so called officers of parasitic behaviour are demanding more pay. Thanks to the pay commision that they have at least saved the OR's from your opression as during the fifth pay commission. Thanks to Defence minister Ak Antony.

Anonymous said...

VERY TRUE

Anonymous said...

if these so called fools come back home then all of u babus can not even save boundary of ur house
think n post.its a matter of shame tht people like u possess such thoughts n feeling about those who laid their lives
big shame

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