Sunday, February 24, 2008

A.K. Antony hopeful of better pay

Defence Minister A.K. Antony Sunday hoped for a better pay package for the armed forces, and said government would spare no efforts to modernise India's military speaking during the visit to Laungewala (Rajasthan) on 24 February 2008.

"We are now expecting a better package (from the Sixth Pay Commission that has been set up to revise pay and other benefits of government employees)," he added.

"In an age of nuclear families, it becomes very difficult for your loved one back home. We are making sincere efforts to construct more married accommodation so that families are adequately taken care off when you serve in field areas," the minister said.