Published On: Wed, Mar 30th, 2016

7th pay commission report for armed forces may be overruled: Parrikar

Goa: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in an exclusive interview with the India Today on Tuesday said the 7th Pay Commission report was not final, and he would take up concerns raised by the armed forces at the right level and the pay panel report for armed forces may be overruled.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar  addressing at arms show DefExpo in Goa on Monday.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar addressing at arms show DefExpo in Goa on Tuesday.

On the concerns raised by the armed forces over the raw deal given to them in the 7th Pay Commission, Parrikar said it was not the final word.

“The seventh Pay Commission is in the form of recommendations. I do not think they (recommendations) will remain. I do not consider them as finalities. I have flagged them and will flag them properly at the right level,” said Parrikar.

Parrikar, who inaugurated arms show DefExpo in Goa on Monday, where a strong pitch is being made to further expand the growing defence sector, said negative environment surrounding the military acquisitions has changed.

The three services raised a number of issues, but when the pay commission sought the defence ministry’s comments and recommendation, the ministry negated most of the demands of the services, the services’ officers had said earlier.

TST

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