7th Central Pay Commission
Delhi, 12 April: In good news for the Jawans of paramilitary forces, The Ministry of Finance has assured the Home Ministry that it will look into the long pending demand of the forces after which more than 9 lakh Central armed police forces soldiers will be benefitted.
The Central armed police forces which include the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) soldiers are likely to receive a piece of good news soon.
The 7th Central Pay Commission in its report has recommended that looking into the unique service conditions of paramilitary personnel and since RMA is granted in lieu of free ration, it should be exempt from income tax.
The home ministry has written to the finance ministry conveying that the long-standing demand of forces should be looked into as soon as possible. The finance ministry then assured to examine the demand during the ensuring budgetary exercise.
The amount of the risk and hardship allowance varies from Rs 6,000 to Rs 25,000 per month for the paramilitary personnel.