Demand for Service Pay, Border Special Pay,
Good Service Pay and Rank Pay
Demands for grant of a “Special Pay” or a “Service Pay” on the lines of Military Service Pay have been placed before the Commission by various CAPFs. While the suggested nomenclature varies, as do the precise amounts sought, the arguments by and large are that in the discharge of their duties the CAPF personnel face various hardships and deprivation which needs to be compensated.
In Chapter 8 of the Report, there is a detailed analysis of the risk and hardship undergone by different sets of government employees in the course of the duties they perform. A comprehensive structure for compensating for the same has been worked out. Members of the CAPFs are also covered by the risk and hardship compensation matrix. Moreover, the Commission has taken a conscious decision that that Military Service Pay will be admissible to the three defence forces personnel alone. In Chapter 6.1 it has brought out the unique elements that distinguish the three Defence services from others making them the sole category of personnel which would be eligible for Military Service Pay.
In view of this the Commission does not agree with the proposal for the grant of Special Pay or a Service Pay to the personnel of CAPFs.