From: Maj Gen Surjit Singh email@example.com
Subject: IT MAY TAKE AEONS TO IMPLEMENT OROP, EVEN IF SANCTIONED BY THE GOVERNMENT!
Date: Monday, 4 May, 2009, 9:29 PM
Dear Brig Kamboj,
This evening, news has come in from Maj Gen Naresh Kumar, that the 'contempt case' was heard by the Honorable Supreme Court. The Government counsel filed a petition and sought six months to implement the court order to grant enhanced pension to the pre-1996 retired Maj Gens and equivalent.
The Honorable Judge believed that the period sought by the MoD is unreasonably long. The govt of India has, therefore, been directed to complete the process within three months.
Just think. If the govt needs six months to admit a fixed amount of money to less than 500 general officers, how long will they take to implement OROP for our 1.9 million ESM. It may take aeons to complete the process!
With best wishes,
(Maj Gen Surjit Singh, Member IESM Steering Committee)