Sent: Fri, 30 October, 2009 4:57:11 PM
Subject: Joint Letter to The PM
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have received numerous mails from you all appreciating the joint effort put in by all the signatory ESM Orgs in drafting the letter ( it was not a single person's effort!) and importantly, being willing to sign it. I regret to say that even though I tried my best to get the Air Force Assn on board with personal calls, mails & SMS's, there was no response. I would like to place on record Brig Gulia's help, despite our differences on many occasions, as he played a major part in this joint effort. It was his initiative to call all orgs for a meeting to discuss the Cab Secs report on 6 Aug 09. It was IESL which provided staff support for printing the letters, repeatedly till we got it right. Some suggestions have come to tweak the letter further. Regret they can only be incl in the next letter, if any.
I can also report that the letter has reached the COAS and it has been passed down for action. Thanks to Air Cmde Chandershekhar, who was here from Bangalore, we have got a copy of the letter delivered to the RM by hand. Interestingly it had not been put up him over the last15 days. We are also exploring ways to see that a copy reaches the PM, Leader of the Opposition and other MPs.
After lapse of say 5 weeks we will go to the press.
Ways of financing the ads are being considered.
Lt Gen SK Bahri (Retd) (1st JSW Course)
E 403 Som Vihar Apts, RK Puram