7th CPC on MSP to be distinguished from ‘Edge’
MSP to be distinguished from ‘Edge’ : The V CPC, after deliberating on the issue of Military Service Pay, did not recommend granting it. It recommended continuance of all existing concessions and also recommended an edge in the starting pay scale.
The VI CPC introduced the Military Service Pay for all Officers up to the level of Brigadiers, without reducing the existing concessions. The VI CPC went on to state upfront that MSP constitutes the ‘edge’ being provided to the defence forces personnel over civilian pay scales.
This Commission taking note of the evolving pay structure of the defence forces personnel and what has been averred by the VI CPC is in agreement with it and is of the view that MSP is the ‘edge’ being provided to the defence forces personnel.