MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1031
TO BE ANSWERED ON 25.07.2017
(SHRAVANA 3, SAKA 1939)
1031: SHRI MD. NADIMUL HAQUE
Whether the Minister of Finance be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government has accepted the recommendation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission (CPC) to make ‘Military Service pay’ up to 52 per cent of basic pay for the officers and 62 per cent for the soldiers;
(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons for the delay; and
(c) by when Government will accept the recommendations of the Sixth CPC regarding increase in Military service pay, the details thereof?
MINSTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FIANCE
(SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)
(a) to (c): This Sixth Central Pay Commission vide Paras 2.3.12, 2.3.14 and 2.3.26 of its report had recommended Military Service Pay (MSP) at the rate of Rs. 6000/- per month in respect of officers upto the level of Brigadier and Rs. 1000/- per month in respect of Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) of the Defence Forces. However, the Government while accepting the recommendations of the Commission had enhanced the MSP for PBOR to Rs. 2000/- per month.