New Delhi: Satisfied with promises by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha has issued commands to all service headquarters asking them to issue orders for 7th Pay Commission implementation.
This means that the soldiers will gain their new salary in their pay in September. The development came after Raha, ahead with Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, met with Parrikar previous week. Parrikar assured them that the “anomalies” they mentioned in the 7th Pay Commission will be taken up at the “highest level”, defence sources said.
In a surprising change, the three services had on 9th September issued letters to their evolution, saying they have asked the government to carry “in abeyance” the implementation of the CPC in view of the “unresolved anomalies”.
Sources said that during the conference with the heads, Parrikar told them that the government cares for the forces & all concerns lifted by them will be addressed.
They said that Parrikar even got the gazette notification declaring the 7th Pay Commission revamped to make sure the military retains its limit over the Central Armed Police Forces. The Defence Ministry had currently announced the 7th Pay Commission. Sources pointed out that a cabinet notification cannot be corrected before it is disclosed. “The anomalies committees are meant to cure the shortcomings,” sources said. The forces contend that the anomalies lower the status and pay parity of forces with regard to their counterparts in the police & civilian administration.