The implementation of sixth pay commission has drastically changed the warrant of precedence (WoP) for the Indian Armed Forces.
The chairperson of UPSC has been upgraded to article 9A over services chiefs (at article 12).
He/she used to be earlier at article 17 below services chiefs and also
below officiating chiefs of the rank of Lt Gen who were on article 16.
Chairperson of SCs and STs were added on article 17.
Both these chairpersons are now higher than Army Commanders/Vice Chiefs who are on article 23.
Members of SCs & STs placed at same level of Army Commanders/Vice Chiefs at article 23.
What more to say, even Field Marshall Manekshaw was placed at
article 12 below two former civil servants ( Brijesh Mishra and Vijay
Kapoor). Now, does anyone know what these gentlemen have done for INDIA????
As was well known, Army Commanders/Vice Chiefs were equated with
secretaries to Govt. of India on article 23. However, Note 10(c) of the WoP
make an interesting distinction: In official functions held at Delhi, Army
Commanders /Vice Chiefs of the Army Staff or equivalent in other services
will always rank after the secrataries to the Government of India.
Following are the deductions:
*1. DIG is now officially equivalent to a Brigadier (Earlier this rank was
even junior to a Colonel)*
*2. Ministry of Home Affairs has declared that all IPS officers shall
attain the rank of DIG in 14 year's service.*
*3. Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) is now officially equivalent to the
rank of Major General.*
*4. Dept of Pers & Trg has declared that all IAS officers shall attain the
rank of SAG in 14 year's service.*
*5.**What would be achievable by 100% IPS officers in 14 years would now
be achievable by 7% defence officers in 28 years.*
*6. What would be achievable by 100% IAS officers in 14 years would now be
achievable by 2% defence in 33 years.*
*It is pertinent to mention that the senior most civilian rank in a state
was equivalent to a Colonel during independance; whereas , over a period of
time, the nation has only seen the downfall our BABUS. Their machinary
collaps even with a simple storm, whereas, their protocol has kept on
rising. I dont need to mention the professionalism of our Armed Forces;the
nation knows well.*
*In principle, our politicians needs to give an explanation for this
remarkable erosion of a soldier's status over the past sixty years.*
*It is high time that we speak up or else GOD only save this country.*