Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sixth Pay Commission : Govt agrees to jawans’ demand on pension

New Delhi, Sept. 25: The government has agreed to restore 70 per cent "pensionary weightage" to jawans, even as defence chiefs on Thursday intensified efforts to get "anomalies" in the 6th Pay Commission notification removed.

"The government has given in principle approval to reverting to the 70 per cent pensionary weightage, as demanded by the Services, overruling the 50 per cent recommended by the Central Pay Commission (CPC), providing much-needed relief just before this Diwali," top defence ministry sources said.
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