Friday, March 11, 2011

Ex Servicemen Rally for One Rank One Pension

Dear All,
IESM had organised a grand rally at Jantar mantar New Delhi on 6 March 2011 from 1000h to 1500h to press for the demand of OROP of exservicemen. REPORT OF RALLY ON 06 MARCH 2011 AT JANTAR MANTAR- click here.
Gp Capt VK Gandhi VSM
Gen Sec IESM

Ex-servicemen's rally against Centre in Delhi
March 11, 2011 5:39:11 PM PNS | DEHRADUN

To protest against the Centre’s “apathy and negative attitude” towards their genuine demands the principal one being ‘one rank one pension’ veterans under the banner of the Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM) would hold a mega rally in Delhi on Sunday.

“A delegation would leave for Rashtrapati Bhavan to deposit gallantry and Distinguished Service medals and to handover a memorandum signed in blood to the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces,'” claimed Maj Gen Satbir Singh, vice-president of the IESMin his Press note.

IESM chairman Lt Gen Raj Kadyan has already written to President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil to accept the medals and the memo herself.

Earlier also veterans tried to return their medals to the President but access was denied. Now veterans have decided that in case the President does not accept the medals and the memo in person they will bring these back.

“'Despite veterans’ peaceful protests across the country for the past over 30 months, depositing of over 22,000 medals besides memoranda signed in blood by over 1.5 lakh veterans and numerous missives to and meetings with the Prime Minister, Defence Minister and other authorities, the Centre has not accepted genuine demands,'” Maj-Gen Singh alleged.

The Armed Forces tribunals, formed with a lot of “fanfare” to provide speedy justice to both serving and retired personnel, have been reduced to “toothless” tigers by the bureaucracy by not giving these the powers to initiate contempt proceedings against non-implementation of judgements.
Ex-servicemen's rally against Centre in Delhi

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