Friday, September 19, 2008

Pay panel imbroglio: Antony supports non-officer cadre

In what is seen as a set back to the cause of armed forces officers fretting over being short changed by a pay panel’s recommendations, Defence Minister A.K. Antony has written the finance ministry to examine a major grouse of personnel below officer rank (PBOR).Hitherto, PBORs had been drawing pension in proportion to their years of service. However, the Sixth Pay Commission has recommended that their pension would be half of the last pay drawn.

“Antony has written a letter to the finance ministry strongly recommending that PBORs be granted pension in proportion to the number of years they have served,” a defence ministry official said Friday.

Antony wrote the letter earlier this week.

The pension demand is one of the core issues raised by the armed forces in relation to the pay panel report. However, since Antony’s letter only speaks about PBORs, this is an indication that the other issues pertaining to the officer cadre has been put on the back burner.

“The PBORs are at a disadvantage as they retire early and thus draw lesser pay and consequently end up getting a lower pension,” Indian Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta, who is also the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, had said in a letter to the defence minister Sep 1.

Source : Did not want to disclose.

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