Modi government approves pay hikes for Army doctors

After clearing four-decade long issue of One Rank One Pension for the armed forces, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has approved the salary hikes of army doctors.

Published: 19th August 2017 08:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th August 2017 08:52 PM   |  A+A-

Army Personnels during an encounter operation. (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: After clearing four-decade long issue of One Rank One Pension for the armed forces, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has approved the salary hikes of army doctors.

According to army sources, the government has approved the enhanced pay scales for medical officers and specialists in the Army.

“Government approves enhanced pay scales for OIC (Officer In-charge Polyclinics), medical officers and dental officers to Rs 75,000 and all specialists to Rs 87,000 for the first year and Rs 1 lakh for the second in ECHS (Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme) polyclinics with effect from August 17.” Army official claimed.

Even the official Twitter handle of the Indian army has announced the pay hike of military doctors late Friday night. “ECHS is looking forward to quality doctors and dedicated care of veterans and their dependents,” Additional Directorate General of Public Information, Indian Army, tweeted yesterday.

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