Weekly Current Affairs

Armed forces want pay woes redressed [Defence, Governance]

  • After the protest by veterans over the One Rank One Pension scheme, the government is now facing the ire of the services over implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations.
  • Disappointed with the government’s indifference to their concerns, the three services have requested that the implementation of the recommendations for the armed forces be withheld till key issues are addressed.
  • Some of the major discrepancies they have pointed out are Non-Functional Upgrade (NFU), NFU pay fixation, Military Service Pay, common pay matrix for civilian and military services and allowances.
  • The armed forces have said several recommendations are meant to reduce the status of the military with respect to its civilian counterparts as well as CAPF.