GOVERNMENT PANICS AS EX-SERVICEMEN STIR ESCALATES
EX-SERVICEMEN STIR ESCALATES
Ex-servicemen keep PM Narendra Modi on tight leash
Caught in Catch 22 situation on One Rank One Pension (OROP) issue, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tried to pacify the agitating ex-servicemen by calling them in for a meeting through Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag but failed to make them agree to discontinue or suspend their stir.
Initially, the government based on its own assessment had clearly under-estimated the protest, taking the view that after the first flush it would subside. That it did not came as a surprise, according to the sources, more so as several top officers of the defence services came out in full support. The police action was the last straw and has united all Retired Military Personnel into what is now a major protest, strong enough to shake any Government at the Centre and in the States. more
THE DISPARITY EXISTS IN CASE OF ALL PENSIONERS IN ALL SERVICES. THE PENSION IS BASED ON THE LAST PAY DRAWN. WITH INCREASE IN PAY SCALES AFTER EVERY PAY COMMISSION THE SALARIES OF THE SAME RANK KEEP INCREASING. RESULTING IN HIGHER LAST PAY DRAWN OF LATTER RETIRING OFFICERS. THUS THEY GET HIGHER PENSIONS THAN THE OLDER OFFICERS OF SAME RANK. THERE SHOULD BE SYSTEM TO READJUST THE PENSIONS OF OLDER EMPLOYEES WITH EVERY PAY REVISION OF SAME RANK EMPLOYEE.
GOVERNMENT HAS STOPPED OFFERING PENSIONABLE JOBS TO CIVIL EMPLOYEES. THIS WILL REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE PENSION DRAWING PERSONNEL. more
It is high time that Modiji filfils his promise of implementingthe OROP scheme without any further delay as per approved definition in the parliament.
More the delay bad for the nation in the long run. more