Ms. Sitharaman has a multitude of challenges to tackle in South Block which did not have a full-time Defence Minister for over 10 months.
BPMS requests for Grant of one-time relaxation from the ceiling of 5% for compassionate appointments in the Ministry of Defence.
Accepting the recommendations of an experts committee, the Ministry of Defence has instructed the military authorities to avoid ordering grant of maintenance allowance to estranged spouses from pay and allowances of military personnel, saying civil courts are the right forum to approach in such cases.
Clarification regarding reports on Downgrading of status of Military Officers – No down-gradation or any change in the existing equivalence of the Service ranks whatsoever.
Comparison table on basic pay of Civilian and Defence officers on 7th Pay Commission is prepared. Viewers can compare cadre wise pay scales side by side.
Additional pension/ family pension is allowed on the basis of the date of birth/age recorded in the Pension Payment Order/Discharge Certificate or other office records.
Recruitment in Army – Recruitable Male Population, All India Merit, Open Competitive Examinations are various methods used for recruitment in posts such as Other ranks, Sailers, Airmen, Soldiers, Officers etc
Eligibility of Unmarried Daughters of Armed Forces personnel for grant of Family Pension beyond 25 years of Age
Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission and several improvements made thereon by the Government have been largely well received by the armed forces personnel including ex-servicemen.