Monday, August 8, 2011

Rank Pay and Reserve Service Liability treading same path

Dear Brigadier Kamboj,
Thank you for publishing the AFT order. After going through Air HQ letter addressed to PCDA as well as the AFT order, it appears that revision of pension will be applicable to petitioners only instead of all affected veterans which should include officers also who have reserve liability and are getting less pension as they may not have rendered service required to earn full pension even with weightage. This may lead to Supreme Court like rank pay case where only the pension for Major Dhanapalan has been revised so far.
AVM RP Mishra

Through RMS, I would like to appeal all veterans' organizations to take up the issue with Deptt of Ex-Sevicemen Welfare Ministry of Defence. I feel that for some time we should stop demanding everything else from Govt of India and only demand the following:
1. The Chairman of ESW Department of MoD, should be a serving Lt Gen/ Maj Gen or equivalent, in rotation from three Services; min tenure three years.
2. At the next level a Brig or equivalent, from all the three Services. They all should have done the LDMC. Should have a min tenure of three years.
3. All other officers in the Department should be retired Defence Officers, who should be allowed to serve up to the age of 62 years.
4. Below the officer level, the 50% of staff should be ESM and 50% civilians. (could be 100% ESM). The ESM in this Deparment should be allowed to serve upto the age of 62 years.
The present ESW Dept is a collection of clueless clots, who know nothing about Defence Services, in particular about the problems of ESM. Every letter they issue has anomalies. When they issue a letter to rectify and anomaly – they add many more anomalies.
I strongly recommend to ALL ESM organisations to put up the above demand at National Level, including writing articles in the print media and interviews on TVs.
ESW Department of MoD is proving to be our biggest enemy.
I appeal to all members to send this note of mine to some MPs and to those who matter in GoI.
Chander Kamboj

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