Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha through a letter dated 27 Nov 2014 urged IESM to give some more time to the Govt for the implementation of OROP before recommencing the Protest Movement. He has been in the forefront in getting the due justice to the soldiers. I alongwith Gp Capt VK Gandhi, General Secretary had a meeting with Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar at 0930AM today.
We discussed and understood the view point of each other. He promised to arrange our meeting with the new RM at an early date. He has also suggested, if required he would facilitate meeting with the PM.
We informed him that the decision to recommence the Agitation was taken only when no forward Movement had taken place since Apr 2014 when the DGL prepared by the Service HQs based on approved definition was presented to the then RM. Secondly our numerous requests to PM & RM for a meeting, was not even acknowledged.
Since Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar has stated that he would facilitate our meeting with the RM at an early date, IESM has decided to hold in abeyance the planned Agitation. In view of the foregoing the scheduled Relay Hunger Strike from 03 to 16 Dec 2014, Rally on 07 Dec 2014 and deposit of medals stand postponed. Fresh date will be
intimated later. We will keep you all informed about the progress of negotiations. The bottom line is:-
• There will be no change in the Approved definition of OROP.
Maj Gen Satbir Singh, SM (Retd)