Non-Payment of Full Salaries to Defence Trainees
The cadets undergoing their pre-commission training at the various training academies get a fixed stipend of Rs.21,000/- per month for the last one year of training before commissioning. This stipend is converted to pay for all purposes on successful completion of training and the arrears of the allowances admissible are paid. The VI Central Pay Commission did not agree to the Services` demand to grant provisional commission in the last year of training with full pay and allowances and all attendant benefits of the commissioned rank as successful completion of pre-commission training is a pre-requisite for the grant of commission in the Defence Forces, a situation which is not totally comparable with the civilian side.
This information was given by Minister of Defence Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri T.M. Selvaganapathiin Rajya Sabha today.