Army upset as govt rejects demand for higher military service pay
The government has rejected a long-standing demand of the armed forces for higher Military Service Pay (MSP) for around one lakh personnel including Junior Commissioned Officers, military sources told PTI Tuesday.
They said the Army is anguished over the decision by the Finance Ministry, and will seek its review.
The MSP was introduced to the services recognising their unique service conditions and hardships.
At present, the MSP has two categories -- one for officers and another for JCOs and jawans.
(With inputs from agencies.)