The names of the commission’s chairperson and members as well as the terms of reference would be finalised and announced shortly after consultation with main stakeholders, Chidambaram said.
In a letter to defence minister AK Antony, Indian Air Force chief air chief marshal NAK Browne sought a fair representation of the armed forces in the pay commission.
The demand comes against the backdrop of alleged anomalies in the implementation of the last pay panel report. It is also learnt that the military has backtracked from its earlier demand for having a separate pay commission.
The fourth, fifth and sixth Central Pay Commissions’ recommendations were implemented as follows:
# 4th CPC: 1.1.1986# 5th CPC: 1.1.1996#6th CPC: 1.1.2006