In a bid to laud the efforts of the Indian Army, the government has announced to pay 10% arrears to the soldiers. As per a report of the Defence Ministry, the President has sanctioned the payment of the arrears. Calculated from January 2016 onwards, arrears will be 10% of the current pay of the soldiers, including dearness allowance.
However, the Army has been unhappy with the approval of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, as it does not take into account the demands which were put forth by the forces. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had assured that all the particulars mentioned would be taken up at the highest level.
Parrikar also held various meetings with members of Armed Forces Pay Commission Cell and Service Chiefs to discuss about the same.