Thursday, May 19, 2011

Feedback on Presentation to Petition Committee on OROP

Congratulations and compliments to Gens Kadyan , Satbir and their dedicated Team as also All other Veteran Leaders who have made such forceful presentations on our behalf- truly inspiring and selfless service to Servicemen.
Inspired feedback from Hony Lt Pandey- his write-up is brilliant.
May their example bring the ideal of Veterans Unity/harmony closer to 'being'.
Pray for your success and to the cause of Justice for Veterans.
Best wishes and warm regards
Yoginder Sharma
Lt Gen YN Sharma
Former Army Commander

From: Dhanesh Chandra Goyal
Sent: 18 May 2011 16:18
To: Brig Kamboj
Dear Brig,
It is really heartening that some of are fighting our cause. We are bound to be successful one day. Presently the Govt is concentrating only to face saving against corruption, hence delay.
Regards to those senior officers who are representing us.
Lt Col D C Goyal

From: kameswararao gadepally []
Sent: 17 May 2011 20:05
To: Report My Signal (Chander Kamboj)
Dear Brig Kamboj
Congratulations to IESM and its governing body for the illuminating presentation to the Committee on Petitions of the Parliament. It is good that almost all the various groups of Veterans have been involved in the presentation. The qoute by Gen Raj Kadyan is very appropriate and let us hope that it will open the eyes of the bureaucracy and the government to the realities leading to the success of our efforts and grant of OROP. May The Almighty add HIS Blessings for the success of the endeavours in this regard by all Veterans.
yours sincerely
Lt Col (retd) Dr G Kameswara rao

From: Hirak Nag
Sent: 17 May 2011 19:29
To: "Report My Signal" (Chander Kamboj)
Very encouraging and all due to the continious, dedicated and tireless efforts of Gen Kadyan, Gen Satbir, Lt. Kameshwar Pandey, Col RP Chaturvedi, Hav Devi Lal, Brig Kamboj and all the selfless staff of IESM. I am proud to be a member.
Hirak Nag.

From: RDOA India
Sent: 18 May 2011 18:54
To: CS.Kamboj
Subject: Presentation on OROP to the Rajya Sabha Petition Commitee under the Chairmanship of Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Dear Sir,
It is intimated that:
A Presentation was given on One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Rajya Sabha Petition Commitee under the Chairmanship of Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Member Rajya Sabha on 16 May 2011, 3 PM onwards. There were other associations present also. The presentation given by RDOA was very well appreciated. One of the Committee members remarked as 'Best Explanation' and asked for additional inputs which will be given by RDOA in a few days time. RDOA was represented by the President: Lt Col BK Sharma (Retd) & the Secretary: Lt Col Satwant Singh (Retd)
It is requested that the info be put on RMS for info of all concerned
With best wishes

OROP: Presentation to Rajya Sabha Committee on Petitions by IESL
Dear colleagues,
1. A presentation was made to Rajya Sabha Committee on Petitions under the Chairmanship of Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Member Rajya Sabha on 16 May 2011 by team of IESL headed by Brig R K S Gulia, President, to include Brig Kartar Singh, AVM R P Mishra, Cdr B D Sharma and Col Sukhbir Singh on OROP. The thrust of the Presentation was to press home the long outstanding demand of Ex-Servicemen of the
Armed Forces for OROP. Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari Chairman of the Committee and other members of the Committee gave a pateint hearing and appeared to be convinced of the grievances as regards to OROP put forward by the IESL delegation.
2. The IESL delegation was asked to make its presentation first amongst a total of 8 delegations/ individuals who had petitioned to the Committee. The salient details of the presentations were
(a) Indian Ex-Services League
(i) Only organisation recognised by Govt of India- for tri services.
(ii) Status also confirmed by Lok Sabha through a resolution.
(iii) Largest tri services all India based apolitical organisation.
(iv) Objective of the League- Welfare
(b) Salient features:-
(i) Military Rank Oriented
(ii) Degradation of Military Service
(iii) Origin of OROP
(iv) What is OROP
(c) Uniqueness of Military Service
(i) 50% of the Military strength remains 80% of the time away from families.
(ii) Leave is not a right.
(iii) Service Conditions- Roughest weather and toughest terrain.
(iv) Early retirement.
(v) Fundamental rights curtailed.
(vi) Being called in all calamities to include natural and man made.
(vii) Unlike other services a soldier is employed for
24X7 duties.
(d) Early retirement
(i) 85% retire below 38 years of age, 10% retire below 46 and 5% retire at 56.
(ii) Benefits of 1-2 pay commissions denied due to early retirement.
(iii) Second career not guaranteed.
(iv) Exploited by various agencies as welfare is not on
concurrent list.
(v) ACP (Assured career progression) and promotions denied due to early retirement and steep pyramidical structure.
(e) Why OROP to Military Veterans
(i) Pension is compensation for services rendered.
(ii) Right of equality for compensation.
(iii) Constitutional law of equal compensation for equal and same work.
(iv) Natural Justice- case of father, son and grand son in the same rank.
(v) Honour and pride.
(vi) Economic world.
3. For information please.
with regards,
Col Sukhbir Singh
Gen Secretary IESL

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