Ex-CPMF Welfare Association projects demands

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 9: Ex-Central Paramilitary Forces Welfare Association has demanded Separate Armed Forces Service and pension rules for paramilitary forces instead of CCS Rules.
Addressing a press conference here today Shashi Kumar Sharma, Association President said, “The Paramilitary Forces fight the enemy and render sacrifices in a similar way personnel of Defence Forces do but the benefits and concessions extended to Defence Forces under the MOD are not being extended to Armed Forces under MHA which is against the law and the ethics of natural justice.”
“The service condition of paramilitary forces is regulated by a strong set of Acts with the provision to award punishment up to court-marital similar to Defence forces but unfortunately their pay perks and post retirement benefits including pension are governed by Central Civil Service (Pension) rules 1972, under which they are being provided the benefits only equal to central Government civilian employees,” he added.
The serving and former members widows and dependent of the paramilitary forces are being downgraded in front of their fellow citizens and family members while they are exposed to similar risk patterns as defense forces, he further said.
He demanded that Paramilitary Forces being Armed Forces, should be exempted from New Pension Scheme (NPS).
He urged upon the Union Home Ministry to consider their demands which also include One-Rank One Pension and CSD canteen facilities instead of Central Police Canteen at State/District level.
The Association president also demanded extension of proper medical treatment facilities for retired personnel of Paramilitary Forces at district level and all post retirement benefits to them which are available to Defense Forces Ex-Servicemen/ Widows and dependents.
D.K Chauhan, Noor Mohammad General Secretary Samba, Harbans Lal Vice President CPMF, Ashok Kumar BSF, Yash Pal BSF, Jagan Nath SSB, Chamal Singh ITBP and Janak Raj CRPF were also present in the press conference.