Seventh Pay Commission for Military Notified

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The union government has notified the Seventh Pay Commission for serving military personnel.

Three issues raised by the services were approved which include increasing the pay matrix from 24 to 40 years, index of rationalisation for Lieutenant Colonels and Colonels from 2.57 to 2.67, and pay protection for those promoted above Brigadier upwards because they lose the Military Service Pay.

The Union Cabinet also approved two modifications in the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits which include revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners and family pensioners and retaining the percentage-based system for disability pensions.

The Ministry has already issued the implementation order which is pending further processing as the services have not issued instructions so far despite government request, and thus military personnel continue to receive Sixth Pay Commission salaries unlike their civilian counterparts.

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