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Forces raise demand for pay parity

DNMUM396402 | 9/11/2017 | Author : Abhishek Bhalla | WC :549 | India

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New Delhi: A tussle over pay disparity between the Armed Forces and civilians working under the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has triggered serious “command and control problems”, affecting the working in some critical areas, including field and counter-insurgency operations, the top military brass has alerted the government.
Newly-appointed Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s predecessors Arun Jaitley and Manohar Parrikar had been apprised of the problem and urged to rectify the difference in pay and entitlements to officers of the Armed Forces and bring them on a par with their civilian colleagues working under MoD.
Sources told DNA that Sitharaman has been intimated about the issue, though no official communication has b
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