20 Jul, 2021 12:09p.m.

Rajya Sabha Q&A: On complaints related to army officers salary payment

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.22
TO BE ANSWERED ON 19th July, 2021

PAY-RELATED GRIEVANCES OF THE ARMY OFFICIALS

22 SHRI MALLIKARJUN KHARGE:

Will the Minister of Defence be pleased to state:

(a) the number of complaints/grievances related to payment of salaries raised by serving army officials over the last five years;

(b) the number of complaints/grievances related to payment of pensions raised by retired army officials over the last five years;

(c) the number of these complaints/grievances addressed, resolved and still pending; and

(d) the amount of Government’s spending on payment of salaries and pensions changed over the last five years, adjusted for inflation?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE SHRI AJAY BHATT

(a) to (c): The details of complaints/grievances related to payment of salaries and pensions raised by serving and retired army officials, respectively, over the last five years are as follows:

S. No.

Subject Complaints received Complaints Disposed Pending
1 Pay-related 5161 4935

226

2

Pension-related 53991 52360 1631

(d) The details of Government’s spending on payment of salaries and pensions over the last five years (i.e. 2016-2021) are as follows:

S. No.

Financial Year Defence Pensions (Rs. in Crore) Defence Salary (Rs. in Crore)
1 2020-21 128065.86

145884.71

2

2019-20 117810.24 147972.52
3 2018-19 101774.61

141851.38

4

2017-18 91999.58 134680.60
5 2016-17 87825.80

116891.30

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