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7th Pay Commission (CPC): Defence forces get big hike in this wage courtesy Modi government order; notification issued

Jan 28, 2019, 15:16 PM IST
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7th Pay Commission: With 2019 Lok Sabha elections just a few months away , the NDA government is taking positive steps and clearing long pending demands of the Central Government employees and in this instance Defence forces personnel. Armed forces personnel have been asking for a hike in minimum disability or war injury pension, and at last Modi government has agreed to clear it. The step that has been taken is over and above the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, which had suggested a slab-based system for determining the disability pension for Defence forces. Check out what 7th Pay Commission (CPC) hike for Defence forces is all about:  

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7th Pay Commission: pension for disability

7th Pay Commission: pension for disability

The government faced widespread criticism over introducing slab-based system, and the Defence Ministry referred the matter to the Anomaly Committee. Finally, the ministry has decided that Rs 18,000 per month would be the pension for disability or war injury pension for armed forces personnel.  Image source: Reuters

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7th Pay Commission: Pension for disability

7th Pay Commission: Pension for disability

In July 2018, the Defence Ministry had said that armed forces personnel would continue to get disability pension based on percentage system till the Anomaly Committee came out with a report on the issue.  Image source: PTI

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7th Pay Commission: Slab system

7th Pay Commission: Slab system

The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission was widely criticised from opposition parties as well as the military establishment for introducing a slab-based system to determine the disability pension for defence forces.  Image source: PTI

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7th Pay Commission: New order

7th Pay Commission: New order

On Thursday, the Defence Ministry tweeted, "With approval from Smt @nsitharaman, it has been decided that the disability/war injury pension, special family pension and liberalised family pension shall be minimum Rs 18,000 per month for Defence Forces pensioners/family pensioners, with effect from 1/1/2016."  Image source: PTI

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7th Pay Commission: Existing system to go

7th Pay Commission: Existing system to go

The prevailing confusion as to what system would be used to determine disability pension has come to an end with this decision. Till the committee comes out with a report, existing percentage system will be used to determine disability pension, PTI said citing defence sources.  Image source: Pixabay

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7th Pay Commission: Central government employees

7th Pay Commission: Central government employees

While this demand of the Defence forces has been met, on the other hand, Central government employees numbering around 50 lakh staffers are hopeful that the government would certainly pay heed to their demands for hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the 7th pay Commission recommendation too.  Image source: PTI

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