Tuesday, August 31, 2010

MsP fivefold salary hike illuminates injustice heaped on Ex Servicemen

Dear Colleagues,
The date of our rally on 22 August was decided mainly on the consideration that we wanted it while the Parliament was in session. That the MsP created a ruckus for their salary raise on the preceding days was a happenstance. It led to a good spin off, with support for OROP pouring in from various quarters. In the same vein I reproduce below a 23 Aug letter from Dr (Mrs) Mohini Giri, Chairperson War Widows Association addressed to me as Chairman IESM. Notably, in the last over 28 months that the IESM has been pursuing OROP through public platforms, this is the first communication from her.
Best regards,
Lt Gen (Emeritus) Raj Kadyan, PVSM, AVSM, VSM
Chairman IESM

Copy of Letter From Mrs Mohini Giri, Chairperson War Widows Association
"With great anguish and pain we read and heard the news of the 5000 ex-servicemen return their gallantry medals to the President of India to express their disappointment and anger over the repeated hikes in the pay and allowances of the Member of Parliament while all their requests for a justified pay hike and other demands have fallen on deaf ears. At this juncture on behalf of the War Widows Association and my personal behalf I wish to convey our solidarity with you on this cause. May you all get strength to fight your battle and make the authorities see and deliver justice".
Tribune Report
One-rank, one-pension not so soon: Antony by Vibha Sharma/TNS

No comments:


The contents posted on these Blogs are personal reflections of the Bloggers and do not reflect the views of the "Report My Signal- Blog" Team.
Neither the "Report my Signal -Blogs" nor the individual authors of any material on these Blogs accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused (including through negligence), which anyone may directly or indirectly suffer arising out of use of or reliance on information contained in or accessed through these Blogs.
This is not an official Blog site. This forum is run by team of ex- Corps of Signals, Indian Army, Veterans for social networking of Indian Defence Veterans. It is not affiliated to or officially recognized by the MoD or the AHQ, Director General of Signals or Government/ State.
The Report My Signal Forum will endeavor to edit/ delete any material which is considered offensive, undesirable and or impinging on national security. The Blog Team is very conscious of potentially questionable content. However, where a content is posted and between posting and removal from the blog in such cases, the act does not reflect either the condoning or endorsing of said material by the Team.
Blog Moderator: Lt Col James Kanagaraj (Retd)