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Staffers of the Income-Tax department wishes Justice BN Srikrishna 'Get Well Soon'

Justice BN SrikrishnaIf Justice B N Srikrishna finds the postman ringing his doorbell again and again and again in the next few days, here's why: nearly 50,000 staffers of the Income-Tax department, upset by what they say is poor pay revision by the Srikrishna-led Sixth Pay Commission and inspired by Lage Raho Munnabhai, have decided to send one lakh 'Get Well Soon' cards soon to his Chembur residence to register their protest.

Their card, inspired by Sanjay Dutt's Gandhigiri towards Boman Irani, carries a graph showing the discrepancy in the salary revision for I-T officers of Grade I and other grades and simply says, in big, bold letters, "Respected Justice Srikrishna, Get Well Soon!" At the bottom, right, is a slot for every employee to write his 'name' and 'designation' before dashing off the card.

Though for now, the card will go out from members of the Income-Tax Gazetted Officers Association from Mumbai circle, who came up with the idea, …

Pay panel report: Change in work practices required

The introduction of performance related incentive scheme (PRIS) in the Sixth Central Pay Commission(CPC) Report is to be welcomed. However, its implementation presents challenges that need careful consideration. Moving from an annual bonus system, which is more gratia than a reward for performance, to a strictly monitored system of measuring performance has less to do with policy changes and more with changes in the mindset of employees across hierarchies. The pay commission report has covered almost all aspects of introducing such a scheme from using SMART goals, developing an objective score card based performance management system, leveraging ICT and MIS and a focus on building the corpus through internal savings resulting from process improvement. However, the aspect that will need most attention is the on-the-ground implementation of a system that is not only easily understood and acceptable but supported by other related initiatives that guarantee its success and sustainability.…

A General's letter in anguish to the PM Manmohan Singh

Retired officers of the Indian armed forces took out a rally in Gurgaon, Haryana, on Sunday to protest against the sixth Pay Commission report. The rally was held in Gurgaon as the Central government refused to allow it to be held in New Delhi and didn''t even allow them to lay a wreath on India Gate to pay homage to soldiers who gave their lives for the country. Commodore Uday Bhaskar told rediff.com, "The Sixth pay commission's recommendation, if implemented, will not help raise the morale of the armed forces. The Indian fauj (forces), once the noble 'profession of arms', will be reduced to a ignoble 'profession of alms' by a callous politico-bureaucratic elite." General Nirmal Chander Vij, former Chief of Army Staff, wrote a letter in anguish to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against the adverse implications of the sixth pay commission on the armed forces. The army's foremost strategist and a Kargil war-decorated soldier, General Vij was …

Ex-servicemen hold silent rallies

Several thousand ex-servicemen are holding silent protest rallies across many cities in the country against the raw deal handed out to the armed forces by the Sixth Pay Commission. A lone veteran, Major General Satbir Singh went up to the Amar Jawan Jyoti on Sunday morning and laid a wreath to kickstart the silent protests. The main function scheduled at India Gate was cancelled because the Home Ministry denied permission for a gathering of ex-servicemen. Find out the arrear calculator based on Sixth Pay Commission report here - http://staffcorner.com/sixpcar.php
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BSNL employees’ body demand ‘fair salary hike’

National Federation for Telecom Employees (NFTE) has demanded that the management of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited should talk to the employees before second salary hike. They have also demanded a temporary hike of Rs 5,000 applicable from January 1, 2007 unless the issue regarding 'fair hike in salary' gets resolved. The NFTE recently staged protest at BSNL’s corporate office. The employees were unhappy over recommendations of the sixth pay commission. "We have been demanding to stop outsourcing of work. Instead, we are ready to learn new techniques. Our issue of pension is also pending for the last eight years. We also demand action against injustice done in transfers," said the employees Find out the arrear calculator based on Sixth Pay Commission report here - http://staffcorner.com/sixpcar.php
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Country-wide protest movement planned on June 5

Taking serious note of the possibility of disbanding recruitment of group D employees in the State following adoption of the Sixth Pay Commission and decrying the provision as incorporated in the Sixth Pay Commission for 'reduced salaries' to group B and group C employees, employees of the State Government have decided to join the country-wide protest movement planned on June 5 . The scheduled protest movement is also in protest against the inaction of the UPA Government to check inflation in the name of economic reforms. The decision to launch this massive country-wide movement was adopted during the second National Delegation Conference organised by the All India State Government Employees Confederation at Chennai on April 19 and 20 . The conference was also attended by vice-president of the All Manipur Government Higher Secondary Lecturers Welfare Association Debendra Mangshatabam, treasurer N Arunkumar and member Th Premkumar. Briefing media persons at Johnstone Higher…

Govt rules out separate pay commission for armed forces

Rejecting suggestions for a separate pay commission for armed forces, government on Friday told the Lok Sabha that whatever grievances the Services have will be examined by a Committee of Secretaries. Replying to questions, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said the government had asked the Committee of Secretaries, which is studying the sixth Pay Commission, to hold frequent meetings so that it can give its recommendations soon. "There is no provision for separate pay commission for armed forces. If there are any grievances of armed forces and para-military forces, these are being examined by the Committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary," he said. He was responding to suggestions by some members that a separate pay commission be set up for armed forces as they are feeling aggrieved by the recommendations of the sixth pay panel. Without spelling out the time-frame by which the sixth pay commission report will be implemented, Chidambaram said whenever it is implemented, it wil…

Military pay scales may be delinked

Concerned over officers leaving armed forces for lucrative employment in private sector, the government is looking at delinking pay scales of defence forces with those of central government employees.

The demand for delinking payscales, raised by armed forces and lawmakers, ''will be looked into,'' Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju said replying to supplementaries during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha.

Officers, particularly in the non-select rank who lead soldiers on the ground, leaving armed forces for lucrative employment in private sector was a matter of concern but not alarm, he said.

After the submission of Sixth Pay Commission report, Defence Minister A K Antony has pressed for re-examining the scales particularly for non-select rank officers (captain, major and lieutenant generals) and soldiers, the minister said.

The defence forces are unhappy at the hike recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission.

Raju said the issue of giving women Short Service Commission…

MPs call for fatter purse for defence

Parliament members today demanded higher salaries for soldiers and a fatter purse for the defence ministry. This was the first time in 10 years that defence grants were discussed in the Lok Sabha. Defence grants were "guillotined" (passed without discussion) in consecutive years.

India's defence allocation crossed the trillion mark (Rs 1,05,600 crore) for the first time this year. Despite the massive sum, however, defence officials were sceptical about the real increase in Chidambaram's budget. The concern was reflected in Parliament.

The BJP's T.P.S. Rawat, a retired lieutenant-general, said the Indian government allocated less to defence as a percentage of GDP than Pakistan and China. Despite the 10 per cent hike in this year's budget, defence allocation has fallen below 2 per cent of the GDP for the first time. Rawat said the air force and the navy were not able to keep force level to the authorised limit.

He also demanded an advanced air defence system fo…

Bonanza backfires

Any political mileage the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had hoped to gain out of announcing the Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendations as a pre-poll bonanza has been neutralised, at least for the time being. Almost all sections of Central government employees are up in arms against the recommendations, which are apparently skewed in favour of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The government has now been forced to constitute a high-level committee to look into them and suggest corrective measures.

The committee, led by the Cabinet Secretary, will have as members Secretaries of Home, Defence, Revenue, Expenditure and the Department of Posts, the Secretary (Security), the Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General, the Financial Commissioner and the Member Secretary of the Railway Board.

The committee was announced following opposition from non-IAS Central government employees, including defence personnel and Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, to the recommenda…

Let House panel go into pay panel report: JD(U)

Prabhunath Singh (Janata Dal-United) on Monday recommended the setting up of a parliamentary committee to look into the Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendations, in the wake of grievances aired by employees particularly defence personnel and the IPS cadre.

Raising the matter in the Lok Sabha during a special mention, he said the recommendations, if implemented, would create an imbalance in society resulting in serious consequences for the country.

The presence of IAS officers in this, or any other panel, often tilted the outcome in their favour. A parliamentary committee would do justice to all, Mr. Singh said.

Hannan Mollah of the CPI(M) demanded the setting up of a special commission to look into the grievances of Bhopal gas leak victims. He said the entire world attention would be on Bhopal next year, which will mark the completion of a quarter century of the tragedy.

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Hint of relook at pay report

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday hinted that the concerns of the armed forces regarding the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission would be addressed. Addressing bureaucrats on civil services day, the Prime Minister said that the country's civil and defence services should be properly rewarded. He added that the government has already set in motion a mechanism for hearing and redressing the grievances of government employees.

It may be recalled that there was widespread resentment among the armed forces after the sixth pay commission recommendations were submitted to the government. Soldiers are disappointed since the Sixth Pay Commission has thought it fit to recommend only Rs 1,000 per month as military service pay (MSP) for them.

Middle-rung officers are also angry and say that the ranks of colonel and brigadier should have received a separate salary band in the report instead of clubbing these ranks with the junior ranks. Several middle-rung officers are now reported…

I want better pay for defence, civil services: PM

The armed forces need to be paid more. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday endorsed the demand of the services for better pay.

The Prime Minister has assured the military that it will get a better deal than that recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission.

"I would like our civil and defence services to be properly rewarded. I also believe that the tax payers will not grudge anyone of us better remuneration as long as we are serving the best interests of our people, most efficiently," Manmohan Singh said.

He made this comment while addressing top bureaucrats on Civil Services Day. The modest pay hike recommended by the Pay Commission has caused widespread disappointment in cantonments across the country.

He said that the Government has already set in motion a mechanism for hearing and redressing the grievances of the Government servants.

In the wake of the criticism over the recommendations, the government last week announced the setting up of a high-level official committee …

Pay panel report to be processed by Secy Panel: Govt

In the wake of sharp attack from men of the forces, police and employees, the government on Friday announced constitution of a high level official committee to review the report of the Sixth Pay Commission.

The Union Cabinet discussed the pay panel report, that recommended an average 40 per cent high in pay packets, and decided to set up a committee of secretaries.

Considered as 'inadequate' by employees associations, the Panel had suggested a pay packet of Rs 90,000 for the top bureaucrat and Rs 80,000 for secretaries in the recommendations that cost the exchequer over Rs 12,000 crore.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries will be headed by Cabinet Secretary KM Chandrasekhar, Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters after the Cabinet meeting on Friday.

The committee will mainly function as a screening committee for the pay panel's report and submit its final recommendations to the Cabinet for approval, Sibal said.

The government has already constituted a com…

Sixth Pay Commission recommendations to be implemented by September

The Finance Ministry is understood to have set up a cell to implement by September, the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations that is awaiting government approval.

Sources said Finance Minister P Chidambaram approved setting up of the Implementation Cell "to process and implement the accepted recommendations of the Pay Commission by September." The six-member cell set up in the Department of Expenditure, will be headed by a Joint Secretary and will complete its work in six months with effect from April 1, 2008, sources said.

The government had earlier set up a Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary to process the Sixth Pay Commission report before giving its final approval. Once the Cabinet approves the report, the Implementation Cell will implement the report, the sources said.

Ever since inflation rose to a three-year high of over 7 per cent, the government has been eager to implement the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission report at the earliest, sources said.

The pay…

Ex-servicemen to hold rally against sixth pay panel recommendation

Various ex-servicemen (ESM) organisations have decided to take out a protest rally against the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission for the defence services at the War Memorial in Sector 3 on April 27.

The recommendations have proved highly disappointing for the defence services.

"The organisations feel that the Commission has not been just to the defence forces, including the ESM community and the war widows. Our longstanding demand of 'one-rank-one-pension' has been ignored yet again, as has been our sacrifices for the nation. Therefore, nine ESM organisations have come out on one single platform to protest against the Commission and the fact that its review committee has no representation of the defence services. This is despite the fact that the defence forces are facing a huge manpower crisis at present," said Col (retd) S S Sohi of the Ex-Servicemen Grievance Cell, Punjab.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Indian ESM League, Punjab and C…

SAD wing seeks separate pay panel for defence personnel

Alleging that the Sixth Pay Commission has failed to meet their expectations, the Ex-Serviceman wing of the SAD has sought a separate pay commission for the serving and retired defence personnel. The wing has handed over a memorandum to Lok Sabha MP Sharanjit Singh Dhillon highlighting their demands.

Addressing mediapersons after giving the memorandum to Dhillon, Col Partap Inder Singh Phulka (retired) said, "One Rank One Pension issue has been buried by Congress-led UPA government. The Central Government appointed 6th Pay Commission, which has recommended final burial of this long pending 'One Rank One Pension' demand of the ex-servicemen of the country."

Col Phulka said other 'harsh and damaging' recommendations have been tabled in Parliament in the last week of March with regards to defence forces. "Punjab has the largest number of ex-servicemen who will be affected by this new proposal. He said that only the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) supported this d…

Commission’s omissions

The Sixth Pay Commission report held no cheer for the majority of oficers of the armed forces. The resentment is most visible in the middle-rung officers between the ranks of Major and Brigadier in the Army and their equivalent in the Air Force and the Navy. It is the middle rung, which forms the backbone of the armed forces. The three service chiefs were left with no option but to approach Defence Minister A.K. Antony for an upward revision in the pay panel's recommendations.

The government has set up an Empowered Committee of Secretaries for reviewing the report. The committee is expected to re-examine the recommendations and make amends in the yawning disparity in pay packets of the supposed–to-be-equals in the government service.

The move, however, has not evoked much hope amongst the personnel of the armed forces. "Despite several proposals, the Sixth Pay Commission gave nothing to the war disabled. This shows the insensitivity of the government towards defence personnel …

Profs can expect salary hike up to 200%

Top academicians of the country can hope for top salaries too. The faculty members of IITs and IIMs may see a salary rise as high as 200%, to bring them at par with global pay levels. Not just that, the pay scales will be relaxed and a contract system introduced for offering flexible pay packs to ensure that the best brains are not lost to the private companies.
Despite the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations not having a direct bearing on their salaries, the recommendations made by a separate committee formed by the Union ministry of HRD—to be possibly submitted within six months—will have enough clues to take from the Commission recommendations to help country’s top institutes compensate their faculty members in the best terms possible. The exercise is to ensure that the faculty is encouraged, salarywise, to put in their best in shaping up the country’s top talent.
“The recommendations will be based on what has been laid down in the Sixth Pay Commission, as has been the norm. And if …

HC judges discuss 10-fold salary increase

On the agenda for discussion at the conference of chief justices presided over by CJI K G Balakrishnan is a recommendation that Supreme Court and high court judges be paid a salary of Rs 3 lakh a month — a 10-fold hike on what they now get.
The government decides on the salaries of judges but the conference, which began on Thursday, is considering the issue in a paper that has been submitted.
It traces the government's "step-motherly" treatment of the judiciary in terms of pay revision since Independence and argues that judges be put in a higher salary bracket than top bureaucrats.
The paper notes that the Sixth Pay Commission, for future appointments of chairpersons of regulatory bodies such as SEBI, TRAI, CERC, CCI and IRDA, has recommended consolidated salary of upto Rs 3 lakh per month.
"The Chief Justice of India, judges of the Supreme Court, chief justices and judges of high courts are professionally qualified, highly experienced persons, who are experts in the fi…

Modification to the sixth pay recommendations

IN A written reply to the Rajya Sabha, union minister of state for finance, Pawan Kumar Bansal has informed MP Shantaram Naik that the centre has powers to modify the recommendations of the sixth Pay Commission in their application. The minister further informed Naik that the recommendations of the Commission are under the consideration of the government and that they have not been accepted so far, states a press release issued by the Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik.

Bansal further informed Naik that there is no proposal before the Government to give financial assistance to smaller states proposing to adopt the recommendations for the employees of the state governments. Bansal has conceded that defence forces have made a grievance before the government regarding the recommendations of the Pay Commission.

Scheme: In another written reply, union minister for tourism and culture, Ambika Soni informed Naik that government has a scheme to give financial assistance to people distinguished in le…

Central Govt employees to protest against Sixth Pay panel

The Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers (CCGEW), Pune, has decided to protest against the report of the 6th Pay Commission as submitted by Justice Shrikrishna to the Government.

The issue will be discussed in the meeting of confederation's Pune branch to hold demonstration at District Collector's office on April 17 from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm.

The protestors would be protesting against the adhoc and PLB bonus, which will be replaced by performance related incentive scheme; the women employees will be provided with staggering working hours, special leave for child care, maternity leave up to 180 days, increased working facilities like working women hostels etc.

Other areas, which have invited the attention of the protestors are the proposed rate of increment ie 25 per cent may bring about a dip in the quantum of the pre-revised increment in certain cases.

The demand for increment at 5 per cent of pay stands revised.

The increment in all cases will be effective from…

Officers seek review by GoM

NEW DELHI: Various associations of Group ‘A’ Central Services, the Indian Police Service and the Indian Forest Service have rejected the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission and sought a review of the entire exercise.
At a meeting of their representatives held here, the officers expressed anguish and hurt over the “unfair and biased” recommendations of the panel in regard to their services.
A Group of Ministers (GoM) should be set up to review the recommendations as the bureaucratic process initiated by the government failed to instil confidence in the cadres. They also sought batch-wise parity across all services in pay, promotions, pension and other service conditions.
The government has already constituted a committee of Secretaries, headed by Cabinet Secretary K.M. Chandrashekhar, to screen the recommendations of the Commission.
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Possiblity of change of 6th CPC report

It is not hidden now that sixth pay commission report is completely rejected by 98% of government employees. Sixth pay panel was required to renew and improve pay scales, but main work done by 6th CPC is introduction of "pay bands" (without much improvements in salary).

Just imagine how IAS got the best out of the 6th CPC ranging basic pay from Rs 39000 to 67000 while all the officers right from entry to seniors are placed in Rs 15600 to 37000. What does it indicate?Government wants people supports in next election. There is high probability that Sixth pay commission report will be modified to satisfy large number of people.

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Govt: PM looking into Lalu's concerns

Lalu Prasad had expressed unhappiness over the Sixth Pay Commission and asked for a review of recommendations. Sources within the government said that the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and AK Anthony has assured Lalu that they will look into the concerns over the Sixth Pary Commission. Sources added that the PM has asked the empowered group of Secretaries to look into the 6th Pay Commission recommendations and said that the committee will look at comparative suggestions made for Armed Forces, Police and Railway employees versus other administrative services. Government sources also said that the special committee will submit its report to the Prime Minister to be taken by the Cabinet.Lalu earlier slammed the Sixth Pay CommissionThe Railway Minister — Lalu Prasad Yadav earlier said that the recommendations provided by the Sixth Pay Commission, would promote disparity among the different sections of government employees. Terming the Pay Commission report pro-IAS Lalu had said that there…

Lalu, Antony slam pay panel's 'pro-IAS' report

The gathering discontent against the recommendations of the sixth pay commission found a loud echo in the Union Cabinet on Friday, with railway minister Lalu Prasad strongly asking for a review of what he called "a package loaded in favour of big babus in the IAS". The recommendations were iniquitous and would increase salary disparities among different sections of employees, Lalu said. He added that while secretaries and other senior IAS officers had fared well, other services — police, paramilitary forces, defence services, railways, as well as lower and middle-rank functionaries of almost all central services — had been given a short shrift. Lalu's strong advocacy received support, according to sources, from defence minister A K Antony, home minister Shivraj Patil and others, leading Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to suggest that the recommendations were not the last word and the government would take a view after a detailed scrutiny of the report and the grievances …

Irked by pay panel, IPS men petition PM

Infuriated over the ‘unfair and unjust’ treatment meted out to them by the 6th Pay Commission, police officials have asked the government to address their concerns and place them on the same footing as IAS officers. This comes against the backdrop of the Union Cabinet forming an empowered committee on Friday, to be headed by Cabinet secretary KM Chandrashekhar, to study the panel’s recommendations. An emergency GBM of the IPS Officers’ Association held here on Thursday saw their anger boiling over, with suggestions ranging from taking out a protest march to the PMO to the return of police medals being dished out by the participants. In the end a 7-point memorandum containing their demands was finalised. This will now be presented to prime minister Manmohan Singh. The government’s proposal to have their grievances looked into by a committee of secretaries was rejected outright by the association on the ground that secretaries were, after all, IAS officials, and hence could not be exp…

Cabinet to constitute screening committee for 6th Pay Commission

In the arousal of harsh condemnation from several parts of the society, several unions of employees and officers as well as arms and police forces over the issue of sixth pay commission’s report, the Union Cabinet in a meeting on Friday approved to constitute an Empowered Committee of Secretaries to review the submitted report of sixth pay commission.‘The Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar would be the head of the 12-member screening committee’, said Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal to the reporters after the cabinet meeting. The Empowered Committee would screen the report thoroughly and deeply and finally table its final recommendation before the union cabinet to consider over it. Moreover, Cabinet has already set up a grievance committee headed by Finance Secretary D Subbarao to look in to all sorts of complaint regarding pay commission’s recommendation. The government is facing sharp criticism from employees (weather lower level or higher level); the police staff and…

Panel to study Sixth Pay Commission report

The Cabinet has announced the formation of a committee of secretaries to study the Sixth Pay Commission's recommendations.

Three days ago, NDTV had reported on the government's plans to set up such a committee. The armed forces and the IPS officers are unhappy with the disparities in the pay commission's recommendations and have asked for a review.

On Thursday, the association of Indian police service rejected the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission.

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Ex-servicemen plan to take to the streets

Upset at the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations, former senior Army officers have decided to take to the streets. They have approached United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking redress of their grievances, said sources who did not wish to be identified. If permission is granted, the former officers and soldiers, under the banner of an ex-servicemen league, will hold vigil in front of the flame of the unknown soldier at India Gate on April 27.
Review panel To “add insult to injury,” the government has appointed a review committee comprising three officers from the IAS cadre, the former officers said, pointing out that one of their main complaints was the upsetting of the relative parity with this cadre that had been in place since 1986. “To resolve the differences among the three principal services, a committee has been instituted comprising the Home Secretary, the Defence Secretary and the Finance Secretary. All three members a…

IFS officers seek pay panel report review

The Indian Forest Service Association of Madhya Pradesh has appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to review the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission for the Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers to remove disparities. In a letter addressed to Dr. Singh, the Association has suggested constitution of a committee, with representation from the IFS, so that parity intended by the pay panel at higher levels could be ensured. “The Indian Forest Service in the whole country is now at the lowest ebb of its morale due to rampant stagnation at all levels. The recommendations of the Commission further demoralise the officers, resulting in far-reaching consequences for the forests, wildlife, environment and the humanity at large,” the latter signed by H.S. Pabla, president of the Association, said. The IFS officers want the existing parity with Indian Police Service Officers at all levels to be maintained, the existing pay scale S-26 that is applicable to the Conservator of Fo…

IPS Asso. asks govt not to accept Pay panel, issues demands

Unhappy at the recommendations of the sixth Pay Commission, IPS Association tonight asked the government not to accept its suggestions as it came up with a list of demands including parity with IAS in terms of pay, promotion and other service conditions. The association threatened agitation if its demands were not met. A General Body Meeting (GBM) of the IPS, which met here to deliberate over the Pay Commission recommendations, also demanded formation of a Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into the concerns of the police service. "The GBM expressed deep anguish at the recommendations of the sixth Pay Commission and urged the government not to accept it," said a resolution adopted at the meeting. "There should be parity in terms of pay, promotion, pension and other service conditions with IAS at all levels," it said. It demanded that the post of Director General of Police be made equivalent to the Chief Secretary and sought abolition of the post of Deputy Inspec…