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Seventh Pay Commission's biggest losers: The armed forces

The 7th CPC places the Indian Police Service (and, almost in passing, the Indian Forest Service) on a level with the Indian Administrative Service, leaving the military out in the cold, observes......

7th Pay Commission recommends 2-fold hike in Military Service Pay

The 7th Pay Commission has recommended more than doubling the 'Military Service Pay' to defence personnel, and suggested that Short Service Commissioned Officers should be allowed to exit the Armed......

Armed forces want higher allowances for 'hardship' postings

The armed forces are seeking an enhancement of allowances for their personnel posted in "hardship" areas on the pattern of high-altitude Siachen in Jammu and Kashmir. "Many of the areas where the......

Is Congress fearful of rebellion in its ranks?

The Congress party’s first list of 194 Lok Sabha candidates released on Saturday night has no major surprises. Anita Katyal reports    The more things change, the more they......

Justice Mathur to head 7th Central Pay Commission

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved composition of the 7th Pay Commission, which will revise the salaries of over 50 lakh Central government employees. "The prime minister has approved......

India to auction 56 oil and gas blocks on revamped terms

India will offer at least 56 oil and gas blocks for bidding under completely revamped terms, Oil Secretary Vivek Rae said on Monday. "We will profile 56 blocks at the Petrotech conference next......

Dissent on IAS officers' pay, position parity in bureaucracy

The chairman of the committee, A K Mathur, sought abolishment of the two-year edge accorded to the IAS officers for empanelment, compared to other services, saying it was an 'archaic concept'. The......

Why the 7th Pay panel report made some people unhappy

There are quite a few who feel the financial edge is justified only for the Indian Administrative Services and Indian Foreign Services officers The recommendations on pay and position parity in......

7th pay panel's draft report riddled with dissent notes

The notes argue that it will widen the talent base available to govt to deliver increasingly complex services to a demanding population. The seventh Pay Commission's draft report to determine the......

Lapsed tenders hurt Modi's 'Make in India' defence industry push

Indian firms have spurned some $15 billion worth of government tenders to make a range of weapons since 2013, defence ministry officials say, in a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his......

Bollywood condemns Pakistan terror attack

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities. Bollywood fraternity expressed their shock over the Pakistan school massacre in which at least 84 students were among more......
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7th Pay Commission calculators and highlights: The 7th Pay Commission has recommended an average 23.55 per cent hike in salaries and allowances of... ...
What the IAS man in VII pay panel thinks of the lesser 'castes'

By Rohit Bansal Vivek Rae, a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, is an erudite hero of his wounded tribe. Wounded as the... ...
A hammer blow for the military

Where you stand on the recently released Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) report depends upon where you sit. Macro-economists, viewing the... ...
Members spar over age of retirement, financial …

The Indian Express The 900-page long Seventh Central Pay Commission report is riddled with dissent notes, with two of the panel's members... ...
Solution to staff shortage at the top still missing

"The government cannot place Bharatanatyam dancers in the Indian football team, or vice-versa, even though this does happen sometimes," said Vivek... ...

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