Published On: Wed, Aug 5th, 2015

Home Secy seeks better salaries, allowances for paramilitary forces

New Delhi: As the Seventh Central Pay Commission is finalising its report, Union Home Secretary has sought reforms and a better salaries and allowances for paramilitary forces.

Home Secretary L C Goyal

Home Secretary L C Goyal

Union Home Secretary L C Goyal, during an event of border guard force Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) said he has put in a “strong” word with the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) to give better salaries and allowances to the troops who are one of the main stakeholders in the country’s security grid.

Goyal said the Home Ministry was very much “concerned” about the welfare and serving conditions of the paramilitary forces like CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB and recently when he met the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC), he told them that everyone was able to do their job in the country peacefully because these jawans are on the borders performing their duty in hard and harsh conditions.

“The Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) Chairman assured me,” Goyal said, “that when their recommendations come they would not be found “wanting” in ensuring these benefits to the about 8 lakh troops of these forces.”

Goyal said he keeps reiterating to his officers that when they look at the files of paramilitary forces, they should do that with “sensitivity” as it is just not a piece of paper but behind them are the lives of the jawans and their families.

Goyal added he will “see it through” that they (troops) are allowed to retain their hard area allowance when they are off-duty like during earned leave or casual leave period.


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