Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sitrep on ESM unity by Lt Col JAmes Kangaraj

Dear Brig Kamboj,

Based on the above sitrep on ESM unity, I have added the following in the weblog post:
For information please.

What we can do?
IESM is a registered society under Indian Society Act of 1860 with present membership of about 3500 and with 15,000 supporters who have deposited gallantry awards to the president. This number is adequate to represent ESM. The Society Act makes no difference/ distinction to organisations having 3 lakh members or just 30 members. The organisations are at par as long as we have a laudable Memorandum of Association and an effective governing body who can represent and take up welfare issues with the Government of India. Therefore to imagine that unity of all ESM organisations will work miracles will only be in the figment of our imagination- literally catching the clouds. Let us rally therefore around our respective ESM leaders and work towards general welfare, dignity and honour of our Jawans. To start with let us as officers be determined not to employ Jawans in the demeaning manner as "Security Personnel" as empanelled by DGR wherein rules are flouted by Officers for their own welfare. The DGR empanelled "Security Agencies" is one of the foremost bureaucratic measures to demean our own Jawans by our own officers who have commanded them in combat during Service in the Armed Forces. The rules are so designed by DGR that are not enforceable.

OROP: Comment by a Civilian
By: Mrs.Jayanthi Frank
On: 30 Aug 2009 11:58 pm
The efforts taken by the Ex-service personnel are very reasonable. Our Government must take immediate action to release the One Rank One Pension (OROP) to all the retired defense personnel. The pension payable must be equal to all the defense pensioners as related to their rank, trade/post and years of defense service rendered by them irrespective of the date and year of their retirement. Let us recollect the sufferings sustained by our defense personnel during 1961 Goa operation, 1962 Chinese aggression, 1965 and 1971 Pakistan operation and the Kargi war. Also during the peace time, they are facing very hard living in order to safe guard the border of Our Country, Our Nation, Our Motherland and............... The amount spent for the retired defense personnel will be glorified by our God in Heaven. Hence, I request our Honourable Prime Minister to award the OROP in full to all the retired defense personnel.

With regards,
James Kanagaraj

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