Subject: AN APPEAL; PROTEST BY EX SERVICEMEN FOR GRANT OF OROP
You are all aware that Govt is not doing justice with the ex-servicemen and constantly ignoring the genuine demands of ex-servicemen. Many ex-servicemen organizations across India are constantly taking up the grievances of ex-servicemen with Govt. All the organizations have same aim but different flags. Only aim of all organizations is to put pressure on Govt to accept the genuine demands of ex-servicemen. Indian ex servicemen movement IESM is also working towards this and has been taking up with the Govt for acceptance of the main demand of ONE RANK ONE PENSION OR MILITARY PENSION. This means same pension for an ex-servicemen with same length of service and same rank irrespective of his date of retirement.
IESM has been organising rallies and relay hunger strikes at Jantar Mantar since last one and a half year. IESM has also planned a novel but peaceful method of protest of returning the medals by ex-servicemen to the President of India for safe custody till demand about Mil Pen/OROP is accepted. EX-SERVICEMEN FROM GENERAL TO SEPOY HAVE RETURNED THEIR MEDALS. EX-SERVICEMEN HAVE DEPOSITED 20000 MEDALS IN FOUR TRANCHES WITH THE PRESIDENT SO FOR . This method of protest has put tremendous pressure on the Govt and forced the Govt to announce through the president's address to both the houses of parliament that the OROP will be reconsidered to satisfy the ex-servicemen. Accordingly a committee was set up under the Cabinet Secretary to look into the grievances of ex-servicemen for their pension. The Committee has submitted its report and its recommendations are under consideration by the Govt. All of us know that the recommendations are not favourable to ex-servicemen, infact in the recommendations Cabinet Secy has rejected the demand of OROP. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO EX-SERVICEMEN FAMILY ACROSS INDIA AND WE SHOULD REGISTER OUR STRONG PROTEST IN THE MOST PEACEFUL BUT EFFECTIVE MANNER AGAINST THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CAB SEC REPORT. IESM HAS DECIDED TO INCREASE THE PRESSURE AND RETURN A LARGE TRANCHE OF MEDALS TO REGISTER PROTEST AND UNHAPPINESS OF EX-SERVICEMEN AGAINST THE CAB SEC RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE 25 OCT 2009 SUNDAY AT JANTAR MANTAR PARLIAMENT STREET NEW DELHI.
I on behalf of IESM request all ex-servicemen all over India to come to Jantar Mantar on Parliament street New Delhi to deposit your medals and register your protest FOR GRANT OF OROP. Let us all get together on 25 Oct on Jantar Mantar to PROTEST against the refusal of Govt to the genuine demand of OROP of ex-servicemen. I also exhort all conveners to collect maximum number of medals in their areas of influnce and send your representatives to Jantar Mantar on the 25 Oct 09. In case it is not possible for your rep to come to Delhi, please courier the medals collected and send us the bill for reimbursement. You can also courier the medals at the address given below or at the address of IESM hq at H no 543 Sector 23 Gurgaon 122017 Haryana.
COME ONE COME ALL. LET US PUT JOIN OUR SHOULDERS TOGETHER TO CONVERT PUSH INTO A HEAVE AND CONVINCE THE GOVERNMENT TO ACCEPT OUR DEMAND OF OROP
Gp Capt VK Gandhi VSM
Gen Sec IESM
L - 48, Sector - 25,
Tele no 01202519440