By Khabrein.Info Correspondent,
New Delhi, Sept. 5, 2008: Armed forces are reportedly seeking the revision of the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations. They say that the revision has been necessitated to end the anomalies in the pay structure of the armed forces and civilian officers.
Ever since the sixth pay commission recommendations details came out in the open the armed forces chiefs have complained that the revision gives rise to anomalies in the pay structure of civilian and armed forces officials and that it was detrimental for the armed forces.
The armed forces’ heads’ anxiety is not misplaced. Already the army and other services face acute shortage of officials and armed forces chiefs fear that if these anomalies are allowed to exist the armed forces may no longer attract good brains to the army or other services.
Indian armed forces don’t face any problem in recruiting at lower rank, but when it comes to recruiting officers, it has become a daunting task with very few qualified youth turning for the coveted jobs in the armed forces.
India’ National Defence Academy, the largest army training ground, which enlists high school graduates and turns them into officers for the navy, air force and also the army, is struggling. Earlier this year just 190 students signed up against the academy’s sanctioned strength of 300 for this academic session, defence ministry records show.
It is said that stress, low pay, slow promotions and the military’s tough lifestyle discourage young people to join the armed forces.read more: