CAG criticises defence ministry for lack of planning in implementing decision on dress allowance

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New Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has criticised the defence ministry for lack of planning in implementing a decision to provide dress allowance to armed forces personnel in lieu of basic uniforms.

It said the Ministry of Finance (MoF) accepted the recommendation of the Pay Commission in August 2017.

In a report tabled in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, the CAG said the ministry took several months to issue clarifications on the matter after the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission to provide dress allowance to Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs) in place of basic uniforms was accepted.