At a time when the armed forces are grappling with accommodation shortage, the Ministry of Defence (MoD’s) stand that Non Functional Upgrade (NFU) should not be extended to the military because officers have palatial houses has sparked rage among serving officials as well as veterans.
While the reference to “palatial houses” has not been made in the written reply by MoD, but sources said it was mentioned during verbal arguments in the court.
Government’s opposition for denying NFU is that armed forces have several facilities and privileges that other services don’t get, including certain special allowances.
“The government is also of the view that armed forces have a different functional structure that will break down if NFU is granted,” said an official privy to the details. Read more