The central government has made a rule for the three army soldiers. In which the soldiers who live on rent can take house allowance under the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme – MACPS based on rank. Actually, due to some disturbance in the sixth pay commission, the soldiers were not getting the benefit. From January 2006 to June 2017, the soldiers were not able to get compensation for the quarter (Claim in Lieu of Quarter – CILQ) for 11 years. Now soldiers can claim compensation from June 2006 to June 2017 to avail this benefit.
According to media reports, the government has issued an order on this. This system will be considered applicable from the year 2006. In such a situation, it has been said on the basis of this, that the soldiers of the army are expected to gain about Rs 1,000 crore.
Since the year 2006, when the sixth pay commission was implemented, due to some irregularities in the Indian Army soldiers could not get compensation (CILQ) instead of quarter. Because only a few allowances received on the basis of salary were mentioned in the official letter. There was no mention of CILQ which was upgraded as salary was upgraded, ie it was linked to salary. However, the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy soldiers continued to get it. But the Indian Army was not getting its benefits.
The government-linked it to the HRA in the seventh pay commission. That is, from 1 July 2017, HRA started replacing CILQ. But thousands of soldiers could not get CILQ from 2006 to 30 June 2017. A former soldier Bhupendra Singh took up the matter with the AFT and the tribunal decided that the Indian Army soldiers should be given upgraded CILQ. After this, in the first week of this month, the government also issued an order in this regard. Now Indian Army soldiers can claim CILQ between 2006 and 30 June 2017.