‘No resentment among armed forces over Sixth Pay Commission report’

Defence Minister A K Antony today informed Lok Sabha that no armed forces officer sought pre mature retirement due to resentment against Sixth Pay Commission Report.

No officer of the Navy, the Air Force has sought pre-mature retirement (PMR) on the ground of dissatisfaction with the Sixth Central Pay Commission Report, Antony said.

However, in the Army, since March, 2008 a total number of 584 officers (less Army Medical Corps/Army Dental Corps and Military Nursing Service) have applied for pre-mature retirement/resignation on ground of non-empanelment, compassionate ground, low medical category, failure to acquire minimum technical qualification and better employment in civil life, he added.

The Defence Minster pointed out that from this it cannot be ascertained that they have sought an exit due to resentment against Sixth Pay Commission Report.

He further said that the Services had submitted a detailed representation to the Government bringing out certain issues arising out of the report of the Sixth Central Pay Commission. The Government has decided on most of the issues.

Subsequently, few more issues have been raised by the Services viz. grant of higher grade pay to Service officers, placement of Lt. Colonel and equivalent in Pay Band-4, reinstatement of pensionary weightages for Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR), providing HAG + Pay Band for Lt. Generals and equivalent holding post of Principal Staff Officer, Director Generals, Controllers, etc, the minister said. he Government have decided that the Minister of External Affairs will look into the issues raised by the Services and give recommendations, in consultation with the Defence Minister and the Finance Minister.

Source : ANI News

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