Pay panel notification for armed forces signed

CHANDIGARH:The much awaited notification for implementing recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission for members of the armed forces was signed by the competent authority in the Ministry of Defence today, thereby paving the way for the uniformed fraternity to get enhanced salaries.

Pay panel notification for armed forces signed

Sources said the approval for implementing the new pay scales was received from the Ministry of Finance two days ago. AFP file photo

Vijay Mohan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 6

The much awaited notification for implementing recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission for members of the armed forces was signed by the competent authority in the Ministry of Defence today, thereby paving the way for the uniformed fraternity to get enhanced salaries.

Sources said the approval for implementing the new pay scales was received from the Ministry of Finance two days ago. The notification signed today is only effective for serving personnel and does not include ex-servicemen, sources added.

It is now expected that defence personnel will start getting revised salaries from the next month once the new special army instructions and equivalent orders by the Air Force and the Navy are issued.

The notification does not reflect any changes from the recommendations of the pay panel, except for the deletion of a sentence concerned with the parity of the armed forces with the Central armed police forces. A number of anomalies have been projected by the three services and these would be addressed at a separate forum.

The notification for implementing new pay scales for civilian central government employees was issued in July.

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