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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Monday announced Rs 1.15 lakh crore for defence pensions, about 13 per cent less than the Rs 1.33 lakh crore that was allocated last financial year.
Three-year volunteer scheme is being designed to attract more youth to Army, fill up officers’ vacancies, and reduce ballooning defence pensions.
Some half-baked economist came up with the specious argument to reform military life to save money — and CDS Bipin Rawat-led DMA swallowed the bait hook line and sinker.
Modi govt needs to come out with a new National Pension Scheme for India's armed forces to give them extra in comparison to the civilian workforce.
A note by the Department of Military Affairs, headed by CDS General Bipin Rawat, proposes changes to the retirement age and pension policy, which could potentially cut costs.
A lawyer has written to Modi govt & AFT, citing controversial comments made by Lt Gen. Ashwani Kumar (Retd) about disabled soldiers & his call for a code of conduct for veterans.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat tells parliamentary panel that many steps are being actively considered for saving on the defence budget.
Business as usual is no longer an option. India must tackle the rising defence pension bill.