ANI | Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] Last Updated at October 19, 2017 16:22 IST
Prime Minister Naredra Modi, who is celebrating Diwali with army and Border Security Force troops in theGurez Valley here, said the One Rank One Pension Scheme will be rolled out in stages.
"It is my desire to implement this scheme which has been pending for long now. Unfortunately, we don't have so much money. The implementation of this will be done in stages. The government is committed to the welfare and the betterment of the armed forces in every way possible," he told the personnel on the occasion of Diwali.
Prime Minister Modi, who is known for spending this day with different sections of the armed forces each year, said he considered them his 'family'. "The uniform has immense respect, be it the Army, Navy or Air Force. Like any other person, I too would love to spend my Diwali with near and dear ones. And that's why I'm here, as you are my family" he said.
Lauding the troops for their efforts and sacrifice in guarding the nation, Prime Minister Modi highlighted the extreme weather conditions under which the troops operate and said he gets new energy while spending time among the soldiers.
Prime Minister Modi also appreciated the troops for regularly practicing yoga, adding that once they choose to retire, they could mould themselves into excellent yoga teachers.
Ahead of India's 75th year of Independence in 2022, the Prime Minister encouraged the soldiers to innovate so that their routine tasks and duties become easier and safer. He also mentioned how best innovations are now being recognised and awarded on the occasion of Army Day, Navy Day, and Air Force Day.
"If we all take a resolution and work on it, then 125 crore Indians will bring India ahead by 125 crore steps by 2022, the 75th year of Independence," said Prime Minister Modi.
Later, he was seen exchanging sweets and greetings with the troops.
Accompanying Prime Minister Modi on this visit was Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, and other senior army officers.
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(Sourcde : Via Gp e-mail from Cdr Ravindra Waman Pathak I.N. (Retd)
Admission of PM about OROP is very disappointing. Sad that govt have no money to pay its VeteransReplyDelete
I don't think the PM has understood the OROP issue at all. He says what ever is uttered to him. Earlier in 2015 he pucally announced at Saharanpur an Rishikesh that his govt was giving farmers money to ex faujis. It was a misleading statement from a man who holds the the office of PM of this nation. Total money needed was just 8.7 cr only which is fraction of the NPA of the Banks due to large some of money paid to the big industrialists as loan and stands written off. It must be understood that we the faujis have never cried for money but for our IJJAT. The successive govtsgovt rt from the of independencehave illtreated us. Earlier we did not realised it now with computer and internet age we have become little more aware of the anti forces moves of the govt. We don't want the high dignatories and film stars to be with us in difficult areas but we want a genuine place for us in the system. These visits are nothing but a PR excercise . If our political leadership really respects us please restore our place in the system. The fauj is a very orthodox organisation let it be orthodox as it's aim has not changed at all. Gradual changes with the time will pay better results. Any forced orchracted clappings during these visits on behest Sr commanders are no indication of popularity of any leader. Handelling of faujis is an art and a complex one which needs to be based on real and pure inputs NOT on misleading inputs by the people who are enemical to the fauj. At times it gives feeling that our enemies have badly infiltrated in our system for damaging the morale and ethos of the AFs.It must be understood that the results of such moves will only be visible after 10 to 15 years . It will be too late to find a remedy.ReplyDelete
Jaitley can pay 2 lakh crore to banks to reduce their NAP WHICH IS THE RESULT OF LOANS OF BIG INDUSTRIALISTS WAS WRITTEN OFF BUT CAN'T PAY 87OO CR FOR OROP WHICH IS DUE TO EXSERVICEMEN. WHAT A PITY.ReplyDelete
what are the stages? After 1year? 2years? 3years or 5 years?what did honarable PM said?ReplyDelete
Recently FMA has been increased fromReplyDelete
Rs 500 to 1000. Notification was issued by DESW on 29 Aug 17.But pcda
has not yet issued orders on this
subject. Whereas for Def civ order
was issued on 13 Oct 17 by the pcda. No money for Armed Forces?
Very poor show by Modi a can waive One Lakhs and fifty crores thousands of bank defaulter but don't have money to pay to soldiers it is not a pity Let's hope when as a PM is sayingReplyDelete
Fully agree with Mr Laxman. We don't need the poor farmer's money. A fraction of NPA is required to implement actual OROP. Faujis sitting at JM since 2 and half years the reason for PMs comments which corrected Fin Min by admitting OROP not fully implemented. By now, the Faujis at ministerial position VK and Rathore should support our legitimate rights of Pension Anomolies by implementing One Man Judicial Commission report pending since last One yearReplyDelete