7th CPC reports on the scales of a Sepoy with a CAPF Constable
Sepoy and equivalent scale to maintain existing edge with Constable of CAPF
As a starting point, the Services have indicated the comparative scales of a Sepoy with a CAPF Constable, since IV CPC:
Analysis and Recommendations : The Commission has examined the matter and is of the view that there is no reason to disturb the relativities between Sepoys and Constables in CAPF for the following reasons:
a. The entry level qualification for a Sepoy and a Constable in CAPF are identical viz. Class XII.
b. Since the implementation of the VI CPC recommendations, Sepoys are in receipt of a Military Service Pay (MSP) of Rs.2,000 per month. At the entry level this component of pay provides a differential of 27.77 percent to a Sepoy vis- à-vis a Constable in CAPF.
c. This Commission is also recommending enhancement in the Military Service Pay (MSP) for the Sepoys to Rs.5,200 per month. As has been clearly enunciated later in this Chapter, the MSP being paid to Service personnel in itself constitutes the ‘edge’ and therefore seeking any additional edge beyond MSP is not justified and cannot be agreed to.