Monday, September 21, 2015
FORGET OROP AS LONG SHE IS AROUND ! DOES SHE GET NFU ?
Smt Devika Raghuvanshi [ IDAS: 1988] , Appointed on 19-Feb-2013 as Additional Financial Adviser (DR) & JS, Ministry of Defence
As received. Another Harbans Singh.
I could not help but link this up to Nandini Bahri’s blog on “mark your man”. A very valuable piece of advice. But after that, what? NOTHING! It is like the joke that Ronnie Mistry forwarded a coupla weeks back about the Colonel and the beautiful lady in the farmhouse. Windbags all!
Carl Gomes Veteran
Devika Raghuvanshi of MoD (finance) is wife of serving colonel and has repeatedly put spoke in the process along with Anurag Jain, IAS at PMO.
She got VRS/PMR included in the proposal out of nowhere. The charge is 100% authentic.
Mrs Devika Raghuvanshi has termed the grant of OROP as a continued and unending financial liability. She has been vociferously saying in every meeting that OROP is not implementable.
She is the progenitor of the party line adopted by the PMO, JS, Anurag Jain, IAS.
She is totally biased and anti fauj in all interactions of the joint working group and meetings held with Defence minister and PMO officials.
The govt has been spooked by her assertions of the prohibitive cost of OROP. "Continued and unending financial liability" is her phrase.
She has asserted that the govt prior to OROP has done enough already for ex servicemen by giving weightages and allowing max of pay scale for calculation of pension, and OROP demand was neither justified nor implementable.
She has claimed that faujis are leaving (PMR), especially offrs, because they are getting good jobs with companies like Tata, Rolta etc and they no longer want to work in difficult areas when they become eligible for pension after 20 years.
This is the reason for addition of the PMR /VRS clause.
The serving army fraternity has not released the details precisely because they do not want to embarrass a serving EME colonel, who's the husband of this lady.
She has even turned down the file of Time Scale of Col in 22yrs. Many of husband's course mates spoke to him but he says she does not bother.
She has the blessing from fin secy.
Nothing moves in MoD without her noting. Sad. As recieved.
(Source- via e-mail from Col V Latif Veteran