As discussed in this previous blogpost of 25 August 2013, issues related to pay of serving personnel, including Non-Functional Upgradation (NFU) were to be addressed by the Committee of Secretaries constituted on directions of the Prime Minister, which was supposed to submit its report by 08 August 2012, that is, August of last year.
Of course nothing moved.
Then the environment was informed about the positive inclination of the Committee in addressing the issues but the reality was different than what was conveyed, including to the top brass of the three services.
Now comes another reality.
Keeping the services in the dark all these months, it has now been confirmed that the Committee, rather than addressing the issues as directed by the PMO, has in fact recorded in its report that all pay related issues should be referred to the next pay commission for consideration.
Well, if even the PMO’s directions can be taken so lightly, then the future does not seem so bright.
Also, some bright minds have asked me as to what would faujis stand to lose by reference of the issues to the next pay commission.
Nothing much, you only stand to lose about ten years of pay and allowances.