1. 7th Pay Commission report wants 2x hike in Military Service Pay; pegs SSCO exit between 7-10 years

7th Pay Commission report wants 2x hike in Military Service Pay; pegs SSCO exit between 7-10 years

The 7th Pay Commission report recommended more than doubling the 'Military Service Pay' for defence personnel, and suggested that Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCO) should be allowed to exit the Armed Forces at any point in time between 7 and 10 years of service.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 20, 2015 12:56 PM
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7th Pay Commission report – Military Service Pay: In case of ‘Service Officers’, the panel recommended to increase the MSP to Rs 15,500 from the present Rs 6,000, and in case of ‘Nursing Officers’ Rs 10,800 from Rs 4,200. (FM Arun Jaitley photo by PTI)

The 7th Pay Commission report recommended more than doubling the ‘Military Service Pay’ for defence personnel, and suggested that Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCO) should be allowed to exit the Armed Forces at any point in time between 7 and 10 years of service.

The Pay Commission, which submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, also recommended a significant increase in ‘Risk and Hardship Allowance’.

“The Military Service Pay (MSP), which is a compensation for the various aspects of military service, will be admissible to the Defence forces personnel only. As before, Military Service Pay will be payable to all ranks up to and inclusive of Brigadiers and their equivalents,” the report said.

In case of ‘Service Officers’, the 7th Pay Commission recommended to increase the MSP to Rs 15,500 from the present Rs 6,000, and in case of ‘Nursing Officers’ Rs 10,800 from Rs 4,200.

For JCO/ORs and ‘Non Combatants (Enrolled) in the Air Force’, the Commission has recommended increase of MSP to Rs 5,200 and Rs 3,600, respectively from the present Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000.

On Short Service Commissioned Officers, the report said they will be allowed to exit the Armed Forces at any point in time between 7 and 10 years of service, with a terminal gratuity equivalent of 10.5 months of reckonable emoluments.

“They will further be entitled to a fully funded one year Executive Programme or a M.Tech. programme at a premier Institute,” the report said.

7th Pay Commission report has recommended abolishing 52 allowances altogether. Another 36 allowances have been abolished as separate identities, but subsumed either in an existing allowance or in newly proposed allowances.

“Allowances relating to Risk and Hardship will be governed by the newly proposed nine-cell Risk and Hardship Matrix, with one extra cell at the top, viz., RH-Max to include Siachen Allowance,” the 7th Pay Commission report  said.

Siachen Allowance per month for Service Officers has been recommended at Rs 31,500 from the present Rs 21,000 and in case of JCO/ORs the hike proposed is Rs 21,000 from the current Rs 14,000.

The Commission has recommended a revised formulation for lateral entry/resettlement of defence forces personnel which “keeps in view” the specific requirements of organisation to which such personnel will be absorbed.

“For lateral entry into CAPFs an attractive severance package has been recommended,” the report said.

It has also recommended parity between field and headquarters staff for similar functionaries e.g Assistants and Stenos.

Further, systemic change in the process of Cadre Review for Group A officers has been recommended.

On House Rent Allowance, the Commission has recommended that HRA be paid at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of the new Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively.

7th Pay Commission report also recommended that the rate of HRA will be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent, respectively when DA crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when DA crosses 100 per cent.

The report also said in the case of PBORs of Defence, CAPFs and Indian Coast Guard compensation for housing is presently limited to the authorised married establishment hence many users are being deprived. The HRA coverage has now been expanded to cover all, said the recommendations.

“Any allowance not mentioned in the report shall cease to exist. Emphasis has been placed on simplifying the process of claiming allowances,” the report.

Meanwhile, on advances, the report said that all non-interest bearing Advances have been abolished.

“Regarding interest-bearing Advances, only Personal Computer Advance and House Building Advance (HBA) have been retained. HBA ceiling has been increased to Rs 25 lakhs from the present Rs 7.5 lakhs,” it said.

There were few recommendations of the Commission where there was no unanimity of view.

Chairman Justice A K Mathur and Rathin Roy, Member, recommended the age of superannuation for all CAPF personnel should be 60 years uniformly. Vivek Rae, Member, has not agreed with this recommendation and has endorsed the stand of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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    Raju
    May 23, 2017 at 6:21 pm
    Kahate hai ke hum sabaka Kam ek hai. Fir aye duriya ku Pl think PM
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      Y PRASAD
      May 14, 2017 at 10:37 pm
      Y PRASAD :- . Every sep to Sub Major (PBOR) face to much problems/ hardshils in their serving life than the Officers. Analyse the same in the ground. MAP and all field allowances should be same for all ranks. Mr. Prime Minister please look in the matter. This from one serving soldier Reply
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        MP singh
        Apr 29, 2017 at 2:56 pm
        Resolution of anomolies andImplementation of 7th cpc for military personnel are tactically dela to humiliate forces at hands of vested interest at the cost of morale of forces. PM and RM should look into.
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          rusty
          Apr 18, 2017 at 4:48 pm
          MSP should be equal to all..Why so much difference between Jawan n officer in everything from food to shelter...
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            Girish kotnala
            Mar 19, 2017 at 7:40 am
            Respected PM sir yadi ye masla apki jaisi sarkar se nahin hal hota hain to fir kisi se bhi nahin hoga MSP pahale to sabki barabar honi chahiye nahin to NARSUNG OFFICER se bhi kam mile to fir hum kisi ke layak nahin hain wo hamesha hosp me or hum border pe fir bhi kam ye nainsafi hain
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              Satya velaga
              Feb 17, 2017 at 6:02 am
              Our Prime Minister definetly uplifting the morale of forces by visits on Diwali,if u can look back once into this msp issue their morale goes to higher highs.
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                silori
                Jan 9, 2017 at 5:26 pm
                Respected PM of Indiadifference in MSP and Allowances for military men (officers and PBOR) is not justified. 7 cpc should ask vews from soldiers as like notebandi. It is not understood that why the msp and field allowances r not equal to all army men? This difference demoralised to soldier, however they r patriot and honest for their duty.look into the matter srsly....
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                  Yash pawar
                  Jan 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm
                  Is there any difference between two persons life. What is the mentality to set the MSP. Every sep to Sub Major (PBOR) face to much problems/ hardshils in their serving life than the Officers. Analyse the same in the ground. MAP and all field allowances should be same for all ranks. Mr. Prime Minister please look in the matter. This from one serving soldier
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                    Lokesh
                    Oct 5, 2016 at 8:16 am
                    Military Service Pay: Officer/MNS/JCO/OR all are in military. then why the difference? Msp has to be same to all. Officers enjoy in office are at residence and MMS works only at mh then why working people are not paid for work.Siachen Allowance: Why is there any difference between Officer and JCO/OR allowance. Is the climate any colder for the Officers?
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                      Min
                      Dec 17, 2016 at 2:41 am
                      Good post
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                        Antonius
                        Nov 10, 2016 at 10:18 pm
                        I can't understand the parity of pay (I.e msp n allowance) between the sepoys n officers.... As far as the pay of msp n allowance is concerned for the defence, I don't find justice here, this is sumthing like the " colonialism of India" by the British.....In my perspective, let the ry of officer high due to difference in their qualification, but let their wage n allowance must equal... Let everyone paid equal wage for equal work....
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                          Baldev Thakur
                          Oct 31, 2016 at 6:24 am
                          ALL allowances should be equal from Sep to Gen. Basic should be differ due to their qualification. All allowances should be equal.
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                            Baldev Thakur
                            Oct 31, 2016 at 6:22 am
                            MSP should be equal from Gen to Sep.
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                              jai singh
                              Sep 28, 2016 at 1:31 pm
                              India army
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                                BISHWA M
                                Nov 30, 2016 at 12:50 pm
                                MSP SHOULD EQUAL FOR ALL RANK GROUND LABLE PBOR ARE FACE MORE PROBLEM IN SERVICE.
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                                  Funny
                                  Sep 27, 2016 at 4:50 pm
                                  Military Service Pay: Officer/MNS/JCO/OR. Aren't they all military? why the difference?Siachen Allowance: Why is there any difference between Officer and JCO/OR allowance. Is the climate any colder for the Officers?
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                                    Nandan Suman
                                    Oct 15, 2016 at 4:25 am
                                    (1) Remove MSP those performing arms duty & night duty that day have to pay actual for day wise and include on month allowance as he he/she performed.Never include Msp As a w.(2) My humble request to PM and ociated members of parliament how can uplift the poor people, by paying higher pay to already in high pay band ,their family and kids already got that cl please restrict now and help them to poor people reach or jump in next pay band .One request more U R providing more money to reach people those are very well to convert into that as BLACK money.
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                                      onkar singh
                                      Oct 3, 2016 at 8:18 am
                                      Why shoud msp for jawan incresed only 3200 to 2000 officers are get 6000 to 15500 or mns 10500 why msp is militry service pay they should all are same because they all are in militry service why are diference
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                                        Pca
                                        Oct 27, 2016 at 9:52 am
                                        Shame on this 7 pay commission👅
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                                          pratap
                                          Dec 16, 2016 at 4:18 am
                                          MSP & HIGH ALUDE ALLOWANCES SHOULD BE EQUAL FOR EVERYONE
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                                            Rash of
                                            Nov 14, 2016 at 12:40 pm
                                            Not in favour of jco&equivelent and or rank of militaryAs far as map is concerned.
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