Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Apex court calls for panel for retired defence staff

Commission to Redress Grievances of Retired Defence Personnel
Sify News: 2010-09-08 12:40:00
The Supreme Court Wednesday suggested to the central government to set up an independent commission which would hear the grievances of retired defence officers and make recommendation for their redressal.

The court said that such a panel preferably headed by a retired Supreme Court judge would save these officers from running from pillar to post for redressal of their grievances.

It made the suggestion while hearing a petition of various armed forces officers who are seeking one rank one pension. The retired armed forces personnel have been denied this since the fourth Pay Commission.

The apex court bench of Justice Markandey Katju and Justice T.S. Thakur expressed its anguish at the retired officers not being given a hearing by the bureaucracy. The former officers returned their medals and burned their artificial limbs to protest the bureaucratic apathy.
Apex court calls for panel for retired defence staff

लो भाई एक और सुनो
अब आया ऊँट पहार के नीचे
कोई तो हमारा है - जो फौज़िओं की चिंता करता है
कृपया इस खबर को जल्दी से जल्दी हर फौजी तक पहुचाएं
Indian Express
Form separate Pay Commission for armed forces: SC to govt
Posted: Wed Sep 08 2010, 18:08 hrs New Delhi:
Slamming the Centre for making army personnel run from pillar to post on their salary disputes, the Supreme Court today directed the government to examine the idea of setting up a separate Pay Commission for both serving and retired personnel of the armed forces.
A Bench of Justices Markandeya Katju and T S Thakur, asked Attorney General G E Vahanvati and Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium to seek instructions from the government as to whether it was open to the idea of a separate pay commission that could be headed by a retired Chief Justice of India or a judge of the Supreme Court.
“The day the soldiers are forced to fight for their salaries, it would be a sad day for the country," the Bench said quoting Chanakya's advise to Emperor Chandragupta Maurya.
The apex court said the sane advise of Chanakya was valid even today and it was unfortunate that army personnel are forced to knock the doors of the court for rectifying their salary anomalies.
Form separate Pay Commission for armed forces: SC to govt

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