Monday, November 23, 2015

Veterans to move to SC on OROP notification

CHANDIGARH: The United Front of Ex-servicemen on Sunday declared that it will move the Supreme Court against the Central government's "flawed" notification for One Rank One Pension (OROP). 

Major General (retd) Satbir Singh, who is advisor to the front, said here that the veterans will move the apex court within 10 days through noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani. 

Singh, who was on his way to Sirhind in Punjab to address an ex-servicemen's rally, reiterated that the veterans' agitation was not for money but for upholding the honour and dignity of the forces. The government's refusal to further discuss the anomalies in the OROP notification had downgraded the honour and dignity of the forces, he alleged. "An initial study of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission indicates a further downgrading of that status," he said. 

He said the IAS lobby was working against the interests of the armed forces. "The sooner the government realizes these devious designs of the bureaucracy and makes amends, the better it would be. No government which disregards and disrespects its defence forces can survive for long," he warned.


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