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Armed forces react positively to Pay Panel
August 14, 2008 19:33 IST
The armed forces, which had initially expressed discontentment over quantum of salary hike proposed by the Sixth Pay Commission, reacted positively on Thursday to the Centre's announcement adopting the panel's recommendations.
"All the concerns of the defence forces appear to have been suitably addressed by the government's announcement regarding Sixth Pay Commission," Mehta said reacting to government's announcement.
In the defence sector, the government approved at least three assured promotions for all defence forces personnel and civilian employees under the modified Assured Career Progression scheme.
The government for the first time approved military service pay for armed forces personnel, under which officers would get Rs 6,000 over and above their pay per month.
The lowest limit of disability pension for defence personnel would be doubled to Rs 3,100 a month.
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