GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2111
ANSWERED ON 21.03.2017
RESOLUTION OF ANOMALIES IN THE 6TH CPC REPORT
Will the Minister of Defence be pleased to state:
a) whether the anomalies in the Sixth Pay Commission Report still remain unresolved including anomalies relating to military demand for a non-functional upgrade, if so, the details thereof;
b) whether Government has laid down a timeline for submission of Pay Commission Anomalies Committees to submit their reports and also for implementation of the recommendations of the report; and
c) if so, the details thereof, if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE)
(a) to (c): Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission (CPC) and several improvements made thereon by the Government have been largely well received by the armed forces personnel including ex-servicemen. Some issues regarding service conditions, pay, pension and allowances, including demand for non-functional upgradation, were subsequently received, which were examined by the Government on case to case basis.
Some of the pay concerns of armed forces personnel were also examined by a committee constituted under the chairmanship of Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the then Minister of External Affairs. The committee's recommendation on placement of Lt Cols / equiv in Pay Band IV was accepted and implemented by the Government.
Thereafter, a committee was constituted under the chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary in 2012, to examine certain pay and pension issues of armed forces personnel. All the recommendations of Cabinet Secretary Committee related to ex-servicemen were implemented. The Committee's recommendations on pay related issues were referred to the 7th CPC.
The improvement of service conditions, pay, allowances and retirement benefits of armed forces personnel is a continuous process, which is examined in consultation with various stakeholders, and on case to case basis.