Monday, September 13, 2010

NDTV Views by Col Kala

From: mmp kala []
Sent: 12 September 2010 13:14
To:; Kamboj Chander; Raj Kadyan
Cc: brig kuthiala;
Subject: Re: OROP PROGRAMME ON NDTV 24X7, SUNDAY 12 SEP AT 2000 HRS - "REPORT MY SIGNAL" - EMAIL 437/2010 - (H to Z-1) - 11 SEP 2010 (USA CT)

Dear General,
I watched the programme, and it was heartening that you brought out the issues logically, firmly and vociferously. I am attaching a paper written by me, and a proposed draft Advertisement for publicity, as and when. we decide to go to the Judiciary for redressal of grievances (appended below). I wish that the issues of length of service for which the pension is being granted to various ranks AND ITS PURCHASE POWER IN TERMS OF GOLD (STANDARD FOR MONETARY TRANSACTIONS) was brought out by some one . We would be happy with our old pensions if the Government maintained its purchasing power in terms of gold at that time; post first pay commission, pension of a Major would fetch some 65 plus gram of gold, will the Govt grant those Majors over Rs 1.25 lacs as pension?.
Sir, it appears that a separate pay commission for soldiers will be convened in 2016. How many of us won't be there at that time? We are fighting for our rights and justice now. Should one pronouncement of the Government deny us justice for another six to eight years plus?
Lastly, do you not think that the Government leaves us no option but to approach the Judiciary for justice? And if yes, then let us prepare a case as early as possible and have all two million plus ex-servicemen as litigants.
With best regards,
Col Kala

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