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HC seeks Centre s reply on ex-servicemen s plea for parity in Military Service Pay

The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Centre on ex-servicemen s plea challenging the difference in Military Service Pay (MSP) amounts according to rank as recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission. A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Sanjeev Narula issued notice to the ministries of Defence and Finance seeking their stand on the plea by a society representing ex-servicemen which has sought quashing of the Pay Commission s recommendation. The petition, by Voice of Ex-Servicemen Society and three retired Army personnel, has sought parity in the MSP, claiming that the difference in amounts according to rank was arbitrary, illegal and violative of Article 14 of the Constitution . According to the society, the Armed Forces Commissioned Officers and Military Nursing Staff (MNS) are being granted a higher MSP as compared to other branches and army personnel who are the front line and suffer the most casualties. The number and ratio of casualties, deaths and other tangible ...

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