Saturday, November 1, 2008

Mukherjee committee yet to decide on pay grievances of forces

 The Pranab Mukherjee committee on armed forces' pay grievances has failed to come out with a decision yet, despite the Defence Ministry's assurance that it would do so by the end of this month.
Defence Minister A K Antony, who is a member of the ministerial committee, today remained non-committal on when the high-level committee would come out with its decision on the four "core issues" over the Sixth Pay Commission.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had set up the committee, with Finance Minister P Chidambaram as the third member, on September 25 to consider the "discriminatory" provisions in the wake of armed forces' reluctance to implement a Cabinet decision on the pay commission report.

Though no official time limit for the committee had been set, Defence Ministry, while announcing the PM's decision, had informed that the decision on the "disparities" would be announced by October end.

"Discussions are (still) going on," Antony told reporters here after the Navy Commanders Conference to a query if the three-member ministerial committee's decision would come out today.

The tri-services, on the other hand, said it had no information on when the committee's decision would be known, as it was not in the loop on the minister's discussion on their grievances.

When the same question was put to Navy chief, Admiral Sureesh Mehta, who is also the Chairman of the Chiefs of the Staff Committee, he said there could be no deadline for any discussion.
Source : PTI

1 comment :

Col NR Kurup said...

Hasthe Three chiefs alsohave learned " dirty politics "? Do you know that the defence servicedpensioners really had a black Diwali. Even the so called interim relief the government used to shut the mouth of the service personnel were not given to the pensioners. They do not wantto shut their mouth . What a fate ?

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