Monday, February 28, 2011

IESM Rally at Damdama Jheel, Haryana

Dear Colleagues,
An IESM rally was held today at Damdama Jheel in Sohna District of Haryana. It was attended by 300 ESM and Service families. CK Sharma, Satbir, Aditya Jaini, Vinod Gandhi and self had joined the event. Considering the area has a high density of ESM the attendance could be higher – there were many other political rallies being held today and this being the peak marriage season were the main diversions – but the moderateness in numbers was more than made up by the infectious enthusiasm. There was palpable eagerness and resolve to carry on with the struggle till we get justice. There was also a long queue of IESM membership seekers.
Best regards,
Lt Gen (Emeritus) Raj Kadyan, PVSM, AVSM, VSM
Chairman IESM

Bhiwani (Haryana), Feb 5, 2011 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Saturday said that his government was in favour of one rank, one pension scheme for the ex-army personnel. 'I had also advocated this issue in parliament when I was an MP. The union government has taken a number of steps in this direction,' said Hooda, while talking to reporters at an Army Mela here. The two-day 'Army Mela', which is being organised by the Indian Army, was inaugurated at Bhim Stadium here Saturday.

Speaking on the issue, Army chief Gen VK.Singh, who was also present, said: 'The centre is considering the issue. The one rank, one pension norm has been achieved for JCOs and soldiers, up to 90% ranks, while the issue regarding officers is under consideration.'

Comparing the strength of Indian defence forces with China, Singh said that Indian soldiers are matchless. 'Defence forces are not evaluated on the basis of numbers only, other factors like morale, physical efficiency, courage and enthusiasm are also important,' he noted. (SOURCE-SIFY NEWS)

Two Years ago an ESM Commission promised
Govt. to set up ex-servicemen commission soon
Friday, August 29, 2008 8:05:45 PM by ANI
Rewari (Haryana), August 29 (ANI): Union Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Friday said that the government would soon set up an Ex-Servicemen Commission to address the grievances of armed forces veterans and plan welfare schemes for them.

After opening a new department in the Defence Ministry for ex-servicemen, the government is going to set up an Ex-Servicemen Commission soon to recommend various welfare schemes for them and their families, Antony said, during the inauguration function of a Sainik School at Thappa Gothra Khori village near Rewari in Haryana.

He also said that the government had earmarked around Rs 6,000 crore additionally for serving defence personnel and ex-servicemen after removing the anomalies in the recommendations of the sixth pay commission, which was being implemented from 1st September 2008.

Antony urged other States of the country to learn from Haryana, he further added that he is very impressed with Haryana government efforts in taking care of its ex-servicemen and providing them welfare schemes.

The Sainik Schools are today one of the major vehicles to carry forward the movement of mass discipline in our society, he said. (ANI)

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