7th Pay Commission: Armed Forces to get 10% Arrears

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The Governmenthad plans for the armed forces personnel of the country and has finally brought further good news for the forces as it has decided to disburse 10 percent arrears to them according to a financial daily.

“The President has sanctioned payment of arrears on ad hoc basis. Arrears will be 10 percent of the current drawn pay (including dearness allowance) for all soldiers, calculated from January 2016.” according to an Economic Times access to an October 10 order by the defence ministry.

Earlier the armed forces argued their point that the anomalies lower the status and pay parity of forces vis-a-vis their counterparts in the police and civilian administration. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar held several meetings with Service Chiefs and the members of the Armed Forces Pay Commission Cell to discuss the anomalies in the 7th Pay Commission of the Armed Forces.

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Previously on the 12th of September, the defence ministry stated that“The 7th Pay Commission anomalies in respect of the Armed Forces were discussed with the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri in detail by the Service Chiefs and the members of the Armed Forces Pay Commission Cell. The Hon’ble Raksha Mantri is seized of all the issues and has assured to resolve them at the earliest. The Services are satisfied with the response,”

Earlier , The 7th Pay Commission has raised baseline military salaries by about 15%, taking the pay of a lieutenant (the entry grade for officers) to Rs 56,100 per month and that of a sepoy (the entry grade for ratings) to Rs 21,700 per month. This is significantly lower than the 40% hike of theFifth and Sixth Pay Commissions.

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