Govt rejects Army demand for higher military service pay - watsupptoday.com
Govt rejects Army demand for higher military service pay
Posted 04 Dec 2018 05:06 PM

Agencies
In a decision that will affect around one lakh Army personnel, including Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs), the Finance Ministry on Tuesday rejected a long-standing demand of the Army for an increase in Military Service Pay (MSP). Anguished over the decision, the Army said it would seek a review of the government decision.

“The proposal for higher MSP for JCOs and equivalent rank of the Navy and IAF has been rejected by the Finance Ministry,”as saying. The decision will impact about 87,646 JCOs and 25,434 personnel from the Navy and the Indian Air Force.

The MSP was introduced to the services recognising their unique service conditions and hardships. At present, the MSP has two categories — one for officers and another for JCOs and jawans.

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