From: raj kadyan email@example.com
Subject: ESM sitrep 05 May evening
Date: Tuesday, 5 May, 2009, 9:50 PM
The news is out in the papers today. The government has announced constitution of a committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary to examine the issue related to old pensioners. I received several calls from the PBOR about it. While recognising that the govt is acting under pressure, mainly due to depositing of medals by the veterans, they all showed lack of faith in the sincerity of the govt. Many even endorsed what has been highlighted in the Press that with the elections in Northern States where the ESM have a sizeable population, being due in the third and the fourth phases, this is an attempt by the Congress to win them over.
The main comment to be made is that while the govt – as learnt through Press reports – wants the gap between old and new pensioners reduced, we want it removed.
We compliment Col Rajan for motivating many ESM from Bangalore to become IESM members. We heartily welcome the following as members of the family:
Lt Gen (Emeritus) Raj Kadyan, PVSM, AVSM, VSM