X-factor pay for militarymen likely

The much-awaited sixth Pay Commission for central government employees is expected to submit its report to the government today, with a breakthrough recommendation for across-the-board special allowance for military personnel.

The new salary structures from the pay commission are not expected to be staggering, with the total increase in the range of around 40%. But what would make the sixth pay commission unprecedented is its move to make military service more attractive in the face of a historic officer shortage. The commission is recommending ‘Military Service Pay’ (MSP) across the board to all service personnel. The MSP, also called the X-factor pay, is expected to be 17% of the new basic pay.

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