Dear Friends ,
1. You will be pleased to know that the Punjab Assembly has passed a UNANIMOUS resolution asking the Central Govt to grant OROP to the Ex-Servicemen . Leader of the Opposition , a Congress MLA , Mrs RK Bhathhal strongly supported the Resolution.
2. We the ESM of Punjab , of ALL shaded , shapes and Organisations were at it for quite some time , but the biggest credit goes to our Hon'ble Finance Minister (Mr Manpreet Singh Badal and Hon'ble MLA Capt BS Baathh(Ex JAT Regt) in persuading the Hon'ble CM (Mr PS Badal) about passing the Resolution. The Finance Minister spoke to Gen Oberoi for inputs on OROP yesterday , who sent an excellent brief to him .
3. Now our focus is to have similar 'Resolutions' passed by HP , UK (Uttar Khand), Rajasthan , Gujrat , Sikkim and other states . ALL, irrespective the org you belong to , are requested to approach your politicians for doing the needful . We are approaching MPs of ALL parties to lend big support to the OROP in the Winter Session of the Parliament .
4. Given as under is the 'Brief ' prepared for by Gen Oberoi and below in the trailing mail is one prepared by the undersigned . You are requested to give your inputs , 'Synthesise'' the two briefs in to ONE SINGLE brief which could be used by the politicians at the State and Central levels.The Brief MUST be ''BRIEF'' and MUST NOT exceed ''ONE'' Page please .
5. Your valuable inputs will be most welcome and are eagerly awaited .
With Warm Regards,
Brig Harwant Singh (Retd),