Thursday, September 17, 2015

UFESM LETTER TO RM ON OROP

                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      17 Sep 2015

Shri Manohar Parrikar                                                                                                        Hon’ble Raksha Mantri                                                                                                                  104, South Block, New Delhi

SERIOUS SHORTCOMINGS IN THE IMPLEMENT OF ONE RANK ONE PENSION (OROP) AS READ OUT BY RAKSHA MANTRI      
       
Hon’ble Raksha Mantri

1.         Much awaited announcement on the Implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) as read out by you on 05th Sep 2015 has some serious shortcomings.  If not corrected, will not only dilute the OROP but will destroy its approved definition.  The assurances given to the Defence Fraternity will remain unfulfilled.  OROP had been denied to us for the past 42 years when OROP in the form Military Pension was withdrawn. Pensions for Military Personnel were reduced from 70% to 50% while that the civilian employees were increased from 33% to 50%.  The ends of justice would have been met, had the Military Pensions were also proportionality increased or age of retirement brought on parity with civil.
2.         The seven serious shortcomings in the implementation of OROP as announced by you on 05 Sep 2015 are as under:-
  • Instead of equalizing the pensions every year as required as per the approved definition, the Govt has announced equalization after 5 years.  This would totally defeat the definition of OROP.  Large number of senior defence personnel will start drawing less pension than juniors.  This would result in One Rank Five Pensions and not One Rank One Pension. This is not acceptable. Veterans have software to overcome the administrative problems being quoted for the government.
  • The Govt plans to order one man commission to decide on the periodicity of the equalization of pension and other anomalies and has given six months time to the commission.  The purpose of such a committee is not understood particularly since all issues have been resolved as stated by you after the last time the file was sent to finance ministry. This is grossly unfair and not acceptable.  If committee is to be ordered, it must consist of five members: - three from ex-servicemen, one serving defence personnel and one from MoD.  Such committee should be given only one month period to submit its report and within 15 days thereafter it must be processed and final decision implemented.
  • During our discussions with the Personal Secretary to the Hon’ble Prime Minister, base year 2013 – 2014 was accepted, that means as on 31 Mar 2014.  However, in the Note issued by the Defence Minister, calendar year 2013 has been mentioned, that too the average of the calendar year.  This is not acceptable. 
  • The Govt plans to give arrears wef 01 Jul 2014 instead of 01 Apr 2014 The Govt has deprived the veterans three months of arrears. Once a Welfare Scheme has been sanctioned by the Govt, why is it being diluted to the disadvantage of defence veterans? Further if the date is changed to 01 Jul 2014 then the financial year must also change to 2014-2015.
  • It was agreed by you to grant highest of scale of rank and years the service.  The Govt intention to grant average of the pay scale will greatly reduce the pensions.  JCOs, ORs and widows will get hardly any increase in pension. 
  • This is a concept which is to be executed in perpetuity. This was also agreed that the implementation of OROP is independent of Central Pay Commission (CPC).  It is pertinent to mention that Pay Commission award must integrate the OROP and should not adjudicate on it.


3.         The above may please to corrected before the issue of Govt Notification on OROP.  You are also requested to incorporate reps of ESM for the preparations of Draft Govt Letter.   May we request you to kindly grant meeting at the earliest to discuss all the above issues please.
            With regards,
Yours Sincerely,

Maj Gen Satbir Singh, SM (Retd)                                                         Advisor United Front of Ex Servicemen & Chairman IESM                   Mobile: 9312404269014110570                                          Email:satbirsm@gmail.com       
Copy to :-   



General Dalbir Singh                                   
PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC                         Chief of the Army Staff
Integrated HQs of Ministry of Defence (Army)South Block, New Delhi-110011


You are requested to jointly and strongly take up the issue with the Govt. 
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha                           PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC                                                                            
Chief of the Air Staff & Chairman,                                   Chiefs of Staffs Committee (CoSC),                                   Integrated HQs of Ministry of Defence (Air Force) Vayu Bhawan, New Delhi 110011


Our request as above.
Admiral R K Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC                                                                                                                                  Chief of the Naval Staff                                                                                
Integrated HQs of Ministry of Defence (Navy)  South Block, New Delhi -110011

(SOURCE- VIA E-MAIL)



Our request as above.

13 comments:

  1. प्री मिचोयर रिटायर मेंट का क्या रहा क्या उन सब मिलेगी या नही मिलगी o r o p बताने का कष्ट करे धन्यवाद

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  2. Chinta Mat Karo Sabhi ko orop milga.

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  3. Though the terms VRS was used during RM announcement of OROP and later the same was publicly accepted as PMR by PM as well as RM. Since the announcement of OROP no written confirmation received from MOD. Therefore, this point would have been included among all others shortfall/ analogy in this letter . Many thanks to all veterans particularly those who are spearheading the entire issues with the GOI.

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    1. Dilution is there the babus are guiding wrong to RM and PM we shold not call off strike till the gezettee comes out

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  4. Though the terms VRS was used during RM announcement of OROP and later the same was publicly accepted as PMR by PM as well as RM. Since the announcement of OROP no written confirmation received from MOD. Therefore, this point would have been included among all others shortfall/ analogy in this letter . Many thanks to all veterans particularly those who are spearheading the entire issues with the GOI.

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  5. Chinta mat karo orop sabhi ko milega.

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  6. Premature retirement case should also have been included in the letter

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    1. धन्यवाद सर

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  7. Soldiers are born to fight....While in uniform, against national enemy, internal disturbance or any natural calamity....may be flood, earth quake so on...... list is long....and after retirement against own government to get their dues.....may be orop, disability pension rank pay and so on....... list is again long. Keep the fight on. It is the sprit of the soldier.

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  8. OROP announcement before PARLIAMENT elections, and now Bihar elections. That is matter.thank you.

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  9. What the heck is RM?

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  10. Enter your comment...PMR ka Benefits Nhi Rhega. kya Hmare sath bhi Poltical dawpach khal rha ha.esse party ko nuksan hu. sakta ha

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  11. Enter your comment...PMR ka Benefits Nhi Rhega. kya Hmare sath bhi Poltical dawpach khal rha ha.esse party ko nuksan hu.

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