Armed forces may get upgrade and one-rank, one-pension

GN Bureau | September 17, 2012



A high-powered committee set up by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in July to examine the grievances of the Armed Forces personnel is understood to have recommenced immediate removal of all anomalies towards one-rank-one-pension issue and the non-functional upgradation (NFU) to the senior officers to match their counterparts in IAS, IPS and paramilitary forces.

Though the committee headed by cabinet secretary Ajit Seth was tasked to deal with 10 issues referred by Defence Minister AK Antony for early resolution, sources said it could give positive report only on four issues. The two other recommendations that will now go before the PM to decide are a common pay scale for the in-service jawans and the issue of grade pay.

The Armed Forces officers were petitioning the government since early 2009 for the grade pay of Rs 10,000 per month that was granted to the IAS officers of the joint secretary rank in the government of India and equivalent civilian posts on the recommendation of the sixth Central Pay Commission.

Comments

 

Other News

Call to strengthen PPP audit

Public Private Partnership (PPP) models have been extensively employed in infrastructure sector, which include transport, energy, water, sanitation, social and commercial infrastructure. In addition, with the evolving governance structure, the nation’s wealth/natural resources are also being dealt

Global economy recovering: Top international economist

For the first time in more than a decade we have a reasonably broad based recovery in the global economy, said Anders Borg, chair, World Economic Forum’s Global Financial System Initiative.   In an article “Davos download: global economic warming”, which is

Investment slump hits growth: World Bank experts

Investment growth in emerging market and developing economies has tumbled from 10 percent in 2010 to 3.4 percent in 2015 and was below its long-term average in nearly 70 percent of emerging and developing economies in 2015, said two World Bank economists. They said that this slowing trend is expected to

A tall, clean order

The sight of the Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, on a sunny winter morning is nothing less than perfection. The lush green lawns around it, the spick-and-span streets, and the hustle and bustle around this ancient monument set the mood for sightseeing the entire day. 

Human Rights? Hands tied!

In 2012, families whose loved ones were killed by security forces in Manipur decided to fight the injustice and formed the Extra-Judicial Execution Victim Families Association. They moved the supreme court against Assam Rifles, the army and Manipur police over alleged encounter killings of 1,528 people fro

Do you think the verification of lawyers will help bring transparency to the judiciary?

Do you think the verification of lawyers will help bring transparency to the judiciary?

Video

पूर्व सीबीआई निदेशक के खिलाफ एसआईटी जांच

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter