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Monday, June 23, 2014
Paramilitary forces have demanded creation of a "national allowance grid".
In a recent presentation given to
the 7th Pay Commission by the chiefs of six paramilitaries working under the
command of the Union Home Ministry-- CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF, SSB and NSG -- these forces have demanded 'one area,
one allowance' for the troops who are on continuous duty both during war and
peace at country's international borders and in heavy duty conflict theaters of
anti-Naxal operations and counter-insurgency tasks.
The Directors General of these forces, according to the presentation accessed
by PTI, have asked the Commission to create a uniform band or a national
allowance grid where every soldier, whether from the Army, Navy, Air Force or
these central forces, deployed in an identical area is given equal allowances
categorised under hard area/risk allowance.
To give an example, the paramilitary forces have demanded that an Army soldier
and a BSF trooper posted shoulder-to- shoulder along the Indo-Pak border should
draw the same allowances irrespective of his force affiliation.
Similar request has been made by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police which is
deployed along the China border along with special Army units.
At present, the special allowances given to paramilitary troops is lesser than
those given to Army or other service soldiers.