Defence Pay and Pensions Committee set up, will consider one rank one pension
New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): The government on Friday decided to constitute a committee to look into pay and pension related issues of defence services personnel and ex-servicemen.
The committee will be headed by a Cabinet Secretary. The other members of the Committee will be Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Defence Secretary, Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Secretary, Department of Ex-Servicemen's Welfare and Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training
The Committee's 'terms of reference' will be to look into issues relating to Defence services personnel, common pay scale for in-service JCOs/Ors , Initial pay-fixation of Lt. Col/Colonel and Brigadier/equivalent , review and enhancement of grade pay, placing of all Lt. Generals in HAG+ scale and grant of non-functional upgradation (NFU) to armed forces personnel
The committee will also look into issues relating to ex-servicemen, particularly one- rank: one-pension, enhancement of family pension, dual family pension, family pension to mentally/physically challenged children of armed forces personnel on marriage
The Department of Expenditure will service the committee, and it may co-opt any other member.
The committee will finalise its recommendations and submit its report to the Prime Minister by August 8, 2012. (ANI)
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