Monday, December 1, 2014

A letter from Chairman IESM Maj Gen Satbir Singh to all Veterans

Postponement of Protest Movement (03 To 16 Dec 2014) Due to Positive Feedback

Dear All,

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.

• It will be granted w.e.f. 01 April 2014 as sanctioned earlier.

With regards

Maj Gen Satbir Singh, SM (Retd)

Chairman IESM


  1. Let us wait and see....

  2. Dear All
    Again a time taking process no time period for this, again thing will discuss what new thing will come except more time as babus like Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar is not interested to give this sanctioned orop. My question is that when the same was approved / sanctioned / by earlier RM and FM THAT TIME THEY HAVE NOT SEEN ANY THING ? Postponement of Protest Movement (03 To 16 Dec 2014) IS ONLY FURTHER DELAY OF OROP FOR POOR SOLDIERS JAI HIND

  3. No Budget was allocated for the purpose in the Budget 2013-14 for One Rank One Pension Scheme: Govt. reply in Lok Sabha

    Press Information Bureau

    Government of India

    Ministry of Defence

    28-November-2014 14:50 IST

    One Rank One Pension Scheme

    The principle of One Rank One Pension for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the Government. The modalities for implementation were discussed with various stakeholders and are presently under consideration of the Government. It will be implemented once the modalities are approved by the Government. No Budget was allocated for the purpose in the Budget 2013-14. Total number of beneficiaries or OROP will be known once the modalities are approved.

    This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Hukum Singh and others in Lok Sabha today.

    source ;PIB

  4. Dear Sir
    AGAIN DELAY AND for me time and money as i was interested to take part in this movement and traveled a long due to sudden change orop will take more time.I think like this MP and babus will come time and again to delay the sanctioned orop only like civil agitation is required to start as an early basis .Jai hind

  5. Obama himself terms bureaucratic inertia in India a curse that has to be eliminated fast. We know the lethargy and falling into a trap of lethargy . Let there be repetition of Bonus March of 1934.we are getting older and older and let us call the curtain on Republic day and return all that we value so that young soldiers have a life of dignity subsequently. Let us stop this inertia and lethargy of Babudom and outsourcing is the only answer