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Antony pitches again for Defense Staff and Pensioners, writes to PM


30 Jul, 2012 8:58p.m.

The Defense Minister A. K. Antony had written to the PM in strong words about the discontent among the defense personal over the pay. In the letter written on June 25th, he has written that there is "growing discontent" among armed forces personnel over anomalies in pay-related matters. He also warned in the letter that the issues may take a bad turn if corrective actions are not taken. He also pointed out that the service personnel, exservicemen and family pensioners are "equally agitated" over the anomalies in their salaries.

Based on the letter, Prime Minister have constituted a high level-committee under the Cabinet Secretary to address issues. Issues of One Rank One Pension (OROP), common pay scale for serving Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs), placing all Lt Gen-rank officers under the higher pay scale grade of Higher Administrative Group Plus (HAG+).

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