Cheering up the Indian Armed Forces further, Indian government has announced to pay 10% arrears to the Indian soldiers. According to a report of the Defence Ministry, the President has allowed for the payment of arrears. Calculated from January 2016, arrears will be 10% of the current pay of the soldiers, including dearness allowance.
However, the Army has been unhappy with the approval of the cabinet of the 7th pay commission recommendations, as it does not take into consideration the demands which were put forward by the forces. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had assured that all the particulars mentioned would be taken up at the highest level.
Parrikar also held various meetings with members of Armed Forces Pay Commission Cell and Service Chiefs to discuss about the same. The soldiers are expected to receive their interim payment before October 30.