Friday, 26 June 2015

IMPLEMENTATION OF OROP

ALL INDIA EX SERVICES WELFARE ASSOCIATION 
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Dear Friend

Pained by the total unconcern on the part of Govt about our demand of OROP I wrote a letter to the Hon'ble Prime Minister on 24 Jun.

Forwarded for your information.

With warm regards

Lt Col Inderjit Singh 
Chairman 
09811007629

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ALL INDIA EX SERVICES WELFARE ASSOCIATION
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M 35 Palika Bhawan, 
 RK Puram, Sector 13,
New Delhi 110066.
Ph :011 26110710
Fax :011 241O6144

24 Jun 2015

Dear Narendra Bhai Saheb

I am writing this to apprise you of the sticky situation you have been landed in by the bureaucrats. This is the kind of situation they landed your predecessors too. The earlier leaders were perhaps not powerful enough to over rule them but you playing into their hands it is beyond comprehension. I hope you would take appropriate action to save the situation before it is too late. We your well wishers will earnestly hope you will.

People Who Care

The leadership of the people, who care for their Nation, get on house tops and declare that the country men who perform the most difficult tasks for the Nation will be given the best tangible and non tangible benefits by the Govt. The Armed Forces are doing the most difficult tasks for the Nation so they will get the best. Then go about doing it with pride. The tiniest Nation Singapore and the mightiest Nation USA follow this doctrine. Singapore's greatest leader Mr Lee Kuan Yew, for his funeral you went to Singapore a short while ago,  had spelt out this doctrine first time.

Our Country

What happens in our Country? When a National calamity, man made or Natural one, overtakes us, every body squeezes the last drop of blood of the Armed Forces to overcome it. When however the job is done we hang them to the nearest pole till they are dead. 

OROP Promised

When you addressed the first rally of Veterans in Sep 2013 in your march to Prime Minister ship, we believed you when you said you will not only sanction our 33 years old demand of OROP but also take appropriate measures to restore the respect of the Armed Forces. We thought the Messiah had arrived (so have our 'ACHHE DIN') who would change the mind set of our Nation and more so of the Bureaucrats. Your assurances and actions on assuming the charge further reassured to an extent that we took no cognisance of the discordant utterings of even the Finance Minister and Defence Minister. Your statement at Siachen Glacier on Diwali left no doubt in our minds about your sincerity. We felt that you can not let go a grand opportunity  to fulfil your promise.    

Man Ki Baat

Then came your 'Man ki Baat' in which you stated how complicated this matter was and you were trying to find a definition which was acceptable to all. If you are going to depend upon bureaucrats to find you the solution to this problem, you will fail as six of your predecessors before you. They have already complicated the matter to such an extent that any body would  tend to believe them as even you have. 

Simplest Concept For Implementation

The OROP is the simplest concept to implement.I should know better being its author. Having put it up to the PM first time ever on 22 Feb 1982 and then seen it through the committees/ commissions over the last 33 years. Getting a very strong recommendation every time for its grant, which was however rejected by bureaucrats ultimately. This time the pattern is no different.  Their plan is to delay it till  the Seventh CPC is ready to take it over. Then come to you for handing it over to CPC as they have not been able to come to conclusion despite so much effort. How perfect a reason for you to give consent ! It will be handed over to CPC for final burial of this concept. Making it easier for you to say sorry.

Way Out

The way to do it is not by tucking the file away and continue to talk about problems through media. It is to sit down with us and solve the problems that come in the way of its implementation one by one and issue instructions for its implementation soon after in a time bound manner. I propose a Committee headed by RM/RMM and comprising three members of ours and three members from those who have raised objections. We will find an acceptable solution to all your complexities. Can you rise up to the challenge and take this up?

Todays soldier is tomorrows Veteran. Majority of these soldiers are our children. They are watching the  treatment being meted out to their elders. Sooner than later this discontent is likely to permeate over to the  Armed Forces. If it happens it will be disastrous for the Nation. Sooner this Movement is ended to the satisfaction of the Veteran the better. My services are at your disposal.

The entire community of Veterans which is out on roads will be looking up to you for your positive response. If you have time I would love to meet you as i met, Atalji on 26 Jul 2001 and convey the Veterans regards. 

Finally it would be of interest to you to know that the Standing Committee of Ex servicemen Welfare that you sanctioned in response to my letter of Jul 2014 has not been constituted despite over six month.

With warm regards and best wishes

Yours sincerely

RTI of Lt Col Inderjit Singh
Chairman
09811007629
 
The Hon'ble 
Sh Narendra Modi
The Prime Minister of India 
New Delhi

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