Monday, June 6, 2016
Special Press Release 04 Jun, 2016 from Jantar Mantar
1. Maj Gen Satbir Singh had one to one meeting with Justice Reddy on 03 Jun, 2016. Meeting was held in very cordial environment and it lasted for one hour instead of scheduled half an hour as Justice Reddy evinced keen interest in all the points put up by Maj Gen Satbir Singh.
2. Gen Satbir explained in ample measures the four major anomalies viz firstly equalization of pension every year instead of every five years, secondly fixation of pension at top of the bracket instead the average, thirdly implementing it from 01 Apr 2014 instead of 01 Jul, 2014 and fourthly the base year to be top of financial year 2013-2014 instead average of calendar year 2013 thus unfairly denying one increment to soldiers. Changing the very definition of OROP to periodic intervals from passing on any future enhancements in pension to past pensioners thus killing the very soul of OROP was also a topic of keen discussion.
3. Justice Reddy appeared to be so impressed by the discussion that he promised another meeting after he goes through all the representation received from other sources. He also said that he will be going to all the command HQ and other places where density of ESM is maximum.
4. Justice Reddy further apprised that he will be asking for an extension of two to three months to do full justice to the subject. His younger brother has also served in the Army therefore we should expect full empathy. Over all Justice Reddy appeared to be down to earth noble soul and JM is fully hopeful and satisfied with the talk.
By the kind courtesy of Report My Signal