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7th Pay Commission’s visit to Ladakh – Army’s Statement on Rumours that are being spread
After 7th Pay Commission’s constitution by Government on 28th February 2014, it has initiated the work of reviewing pay, allowances, and working conditions of Cental Government employees. In its first phase of interaction, it sought the views of various stakeholders on its terms of reference. To this end, meetings have been held in Delhi with various organisations and heads of various agencies.
Meetings held by 7th CPC as on 22.08.2014 (Source : 7th CPC official website)
|16.06.2014||IPS Officers’ Association; Representative of Pay Commission cells of Army, Navy and Airforce; Indian Audit and Accounts Service Association; Cost Accounts Association; Civil Accounts Association; Federation of Railway Officers|
|17.06.2014||IAS Officers’ Association; Central Engineering Services Officers’ Association (Water+Power+Architecture); Central Engineering Services Officers’ Association (Civil+Electrical+Mechanical+Road Transport+Telecom); Income Tax Officers’ Association; Custom Officers Association; Central Excise Officers Association|
|18.06.2014||IFS Officers Association; PFRDA; Officers of Department of Financial Services, MOF; Officers of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare; P&T Finance Accounts Gr.A Officers Association; IRAS Officers Association; Central Health Service Association|
|19.06.2014||Indian Economic Service Officers Association; Indian Statistical Service Officers Association; IFS Officers Association; DGs of CAPFs (BSF+ITBP+Assam Rifles+Sashastra Seema Suraksha Bal); DGs of CAPFs (CISF+CRPF+NSC)|
|21.07.2014||Director, IB; Director, CBI; Director, RAW|
|22.07.2014||Police Commissioner, Delhi; DG Coast Guard; IOFS Officers Association|
|23.07.2014||Bharat Central Pensioners Federation; Bharat Pensioners Samaj; Group ‘B’ Indian Information Service Association; Indian Postal Service Officers Association; DANICS Officers Association; Group ‘B’ Indian Ordnance Gazetted Officers Association|
|24.07.2014||Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Association; National Ex-Servicemen Co-ordination Committee; Indian Ex-Services League|
|20.08.2014||Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan; Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangathan|
|21.08.2014||Physiotherapy Forum; Indian Ordnance Factories Group’B’ Gazetted Officers Association|
In its second phase of interaction, the Commission plans to hold meetings in different parts of the country to facilitate stakeholders staying in various areas to present their views personally before the Commission and ensure larger representation. This exercise is being undertaken to enable the Commission to get a firsthand impression about the functioning and the condition of service prevailing in different parts of the country.
As a part of this exercise, 7th Pay Commission would be visiting the Northern Glacier (Siachen), Kargil, Mushkoh Valley, Chushul apart from Leh, where they would be staying with various Army Detachments.
Unfortunately, rumours are being spread in Social Media to the effect that members of 7th Pay Commission are visiting these places not for the purpose of reviewing working conditions of army men, but to enjoy a picnic.
Army has released an official statement in this regard which is as follows
Justice Mathur and members of the Commission would be visiting the Northern Glacier (Siachen), Kargil, Mushkoh Valley, Chushul apart from Leh, where they would be staying with various Army Detachments.
We are grateful to the 7 Pay Commission Team for personally experiencing the difficulties being faced by Army deployed in Ladakh.
Source : Indianmilitary.info