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There is over 1000 RESIGNATIONS of OFFICERS of INDIAN ARMED FORCES in last five months after 6th pay recommendation.
Do you think that the PATRIOTISM sense is dying for officers even when pay package has increased ?
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Do you think they are right in resigning for better pay packets ?

Asked by prabhat kumar kumar, 11 Jun '08 01:48 pm
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Dear Prabhatji, I had put similar question sum days back. Our armed forces do not get recognition and appreciation from our Govt who guard our borders and lay down their lives for us and they are so meagrely paid and in the end when they are no more, sumtimes the pension and compensation also does not come in time. If our govt motivate and luk after their children and family after they are no more, then they feel confident that if they are not there, sumbody is there to luk after their family. Alas our govt when they will understand and appreciate people who lay down their lives for US. Regards Cyrus
Answered by cyrus irani, 12 Jun '08 10:30 am

 
  
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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.

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.

Delinking the pay scales from other central services is certainly not a solution.

It is a fact that all services differ from each other in their service content and conditions and cannot be cited as a reason for delinking the payscales. This move will open a pandora box for all services especially the Para Military organisations who are also working in similar conditions,to demand delinking from the central payscales on one or the other pretext. The 6th CPC has already opened a war between IAS and IPS on the edge being given to IAS for the so called "difficult conditions of work in their initial care ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 12 Jun '08 01:34 am

 
  
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They are leaving because there has been a 60% pay hike for bureaucrats , 605 pay hike for jawans , sailors and airmen and 60% pay hike for Generals, Air Marshals and Admirals. ok??? ... now the middle ranking officers.. the so called middle class of the armed forces ..that is from the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier have got only a 40% pay hike.
Their contention is either give everyone an equal hike or no hike .. that is acceptable but kindly do not discriminate. They are all educated and in the age range of 25-40. They feel they'll get better renumeration elsewhere .So why stay with an organization that does not recognize their worth!!!
Have you understood the reason behind their frustration??
Don't forget they are humans and not Gods.. and surely they don't have to suffer fools like our ministers gladly.
Answered by joyoti sen, 11 Jun '08 02:16 pm

 
  
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Patriotism is nobody's private sentiment...if i dont wear a uniform and a badge on my shldr it doesnt make me anyless patriotic...In my opinion most of the ppl these days dont joins the forces with any noble intent...it is just anyother profession for them,the soldiers who join at the ground level,do it mostly because they come from the impoverished background,which forces them to take any and every employment available.....which instantly feeds their families and their poverty stricken stomachs.......the motivation is obviously the money.....patriotism has no role whatsoever at dat stage...
Eventually the Patriotism does come in after all the rigrous training etc.and like someof the ppl who ansd here iagree dat they r humans too,in the same situation i'd do just dat....
I THINK THE MAJOR PROBLEM HERE IS NOT THE ISSUE BUT THE FACT DAT IN Q&A PPL ASSUME DAT THE Q'R IS PRESENTING HIS OR HER OWN OPINION!!!
Y GET JUDGEMENTAL WITH EACH OTHER AND DEVIATE FRM THE TOPIC.
Answered by ananya, 13 Jun '08 11:52 am

 
  
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"THE safety, honour and welfare of your country come first; always and every time. The honour, welfare and comfort of the men you command come next. Your own ease, comfort and safety come last, always and every time.

The famous words inscribed at the entrance of Chetwode Hall of Indian Military Academy.

And the Motto is "Valor and Wisdom"

Valor - boldness or determination in facing great danger
Wisdom - the quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.

The armed forces have always protected the safety of this state, sacrificed for its honour, and done whatever it could for the welfare of the state. All this against insurmountable obstacles from politicians and bureacrats. Just one eg, I would state though there are many. Safety of the country each time it was threatened, even when they were sent to a slaughter house during the Chinese war, ill armed and ill equipped. Nehru and ...more
Answered by Omega, 11 Jun '08 10:47 pm

 
  
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No, This proves that Govt.'s selection process is faulty. In Armed Forces you don't need people who treat it merely as a career, you need to have people who really treat it as a duty to serve their country.

In corporate world they'll get much higher salaries and with the new raise in pay scales they'll be able to negotiate much higher returns.

You couldn't expect better from those who PAID to be selected. It is a fact that most of the Govt. jobs are "sold" and so are "some" of the Armed Forces jobs as well.

Still there is no dearth of real patriotic young men in this country but they are not selected.

Shame on these rascals.
Answered by rajneesh Rediff, 11 Jun '08 02:22 pm

 
  
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Read this.....
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Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 12 Jun '08 11:40 am

 
  
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I hope that people have patience to go through my long and hurtful answer.
1. Its a matter of Convenience to get cheap popularity by Question-raiser to raise a sensational question and its not a matter of officers being right or wrong. In fact, the question-raiser is not even interested in knowing the right or wrong. What hes interested in is gaining cheap popularity on this forum. Be brave to accept the truth question-raiser.
2. Its ironic and lamenting that question-raiser does not question patriotism of those asking silly questions on this forum, but seeks to know, if those who have signed bonds to face the bullets are patriotic or not.
3. Let all of those reading this answer understand one thing very clearly that those tendering the resignations now could have been killed anytime in the days between joining the defense services and today for what? So that an attention-seeking person could question their courage to bite the bullet from the safe environs on a cozy chair on a compu ...more
Answered by manish varma, 12 Jun '08 07:16 pm

 
  
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First of all I really shocked by the thing u asked in this question....
now, i just want to share 1 thing with all these persons..... i had only one dream in my life some years ago ... TO BECOME INDIAN ARMY OFFICER .... n just like me many of my other friends had the same at that time... we tried a lot to achieve that target.. i passed the SSB interview at that moment (which is considered as the one of the toughest interview in India), but due to my bad luck i cudnt achieve goal ..... & JUST LIKE ME 1000's OF BOYS APPLIED TO THIS POST BUT ONLY FEW GET SELECTED... """"AT THAT MOMENT NO ONE THINKS ABOUT THE PAYMENT OR SALARY WHICH ONE CAN GET AFTER BECOMING ARMY OFFICER--- THE ONLY REASON TO JOIN ARMED FORCES JUST TO LIVE HONOURED LIFE N TO SERVE COUNTRY"""""" n thing u r telling us is true """" THEN I MUST THANK TO MY BAD LUCK THAT I CUDNT BECOME OFFICER----I JUST FEEL SHAME TO SUCH OFFICERS THAT THEY ONLY SEEING THE SALARY & GOVERNMENT JOB 'PENSION' """" JUST SHARED MY VIEW ---- IF A ...more
Answered by Kedar Choukekar, 12 Jun '08 07:39 pm

 
  
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No there may be some reason or as u say .
Answered by Gautam, 11 Jun '08 01:55 pm

 
  
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