JUNIOR COMMISSIONED OFFICER
Two new cases of coronavirus in army, Colonel and Junior Commissioned Officer
The first positive coronavirus case of the army was a 34-year-old soldier in Leh. The Colonel and the Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) tested positive for the virus on Sunday, officials on the condition of anonymity said. The other two defence forces-- air force and navy-- don’t have any positive cases.
Coronavirus: Army issues fresh work from home advisory for officers, JCOs
"Thirty-five per cent officers and 50 per cent JCO/OR to work from ...
Over 20 Indian soldiers, including Commanding Officer killed at Galwan by Chinese soldiers
The killings, a statement said, happened during th...
Army Chief credits government, former Navy Chief for restoration of officers' ration facility
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has credited former Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and the government for restoring the facility of giving 'rations in kind' for armed forces' officers which had been withdrawn by the government in 2017.
Price ceiling on the purchase of four-wheelers from CSD due to budgetary constraint: Army Chief
Rawat added that vehicle purchases would therefore have to be managed within the existing budget.
Government restores provision of 'ration in kind' to military officers in peace areas
The facility was withdrawn by the government in 2017 and it started paying a certain amount in instead of the ration to defence personnel.
Pakistan exporting terror amid Covid fight: Army Chief MM Naravane
Army chief General MM Naravane said during a visit to the frontier district of Kupwara in northern Kashmir on Friday that Pakistan was exporting terrorism even in the time of coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus curbs impact Army formations
Extension of leave for soldiers and placing those who recently returned on quarantine have created a shortage of manpower that is affecting the turnover of troops for daily, security and administrative duties. While this is also affecting the training routines of troops, reduction in attendance at the headquarters is set to slow down other work as well, said officials.
Sniping like beheading, will avenge killings by Pakistan, say Army officials
The Indian Army will “more than avenge” the killing of two of its junior commissioned officers (JCOs) in sniping action by Pak troops in Jumgund area of Kupwara district of north Kashmir last Friday. “It will be at a time and place of our choosing, like we have retaliated to such sniping operations in the past,” said an officer.
SC rules in favour of permanent commission to women officers
Central government had challenged in Supreme Court Delhi High Court decision to grant permanent commission to women and did not implement the decision in the interim despite there being no stay on it; it now has to implement the policy within 3 months. The benefit will have to be given to all women officers irrespective of the number of years of service.
Junior Commissioned Officers are gazetted officers, says Army
As for the JCOs, the Army headquarters has cancelled a communication issued by it in 2011, in response to an RTI application, which had stated that the JCOs had the status of non-gazetted officers.
Government rejects demand for higher military pay for over 1 lakh military officers; Army anguished
The three services, particularly the Army, was pressing for increasing the monthly MSP of JCOs from Rs 5,500 to Rs 10,000. The total annual financial outgo would have been Rs 610 crore if the government had accepted the demand, the sources said. The proposal for higher MSP for JCOs and equivalent rank of the Navy and IAF has been rejected by the Finance Ministry.
Retired army officer from Assam declared ‘foreigner’, sent to detention camp
Ullah was detained by Assam police from residence in Boko in Assam. Sona born in 1967 is the son Mohammed Ali of Kalahikash village under Boko in Kamrup district.
JCO, civilian killed in Uri ceasefire violation by Pak troops
The mortar shells that Pakistani troops used landed in civilian areas, resulting in injuries to two civilians, including a woman, in Churunda village. The woman, identified as 23-year-old Naseema Jan, later succumbed to her injuries, the officials said, adding that the slain JCO was yet to be identified.
Defence Ministry approves list of items linked to clothing allowance
The clothing allowance was recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission in lieu of personnel clothing which was earlier being provided through ordnance factories, they said.
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