1. Ex servicemen ask govt to stop misleading nation on OROP

Ex servicemen ask govt to stop misleading nation on OROP

Slamming Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for failing to deliver his promises on the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme, the protesting army veterans on Tuesday warned the former to stop misleading the nation and dared him to meet with their delegation for an open discussion.

By: | Published: November 12, 2015 8:28 AM

Slamming Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for failing to deliver his promises on the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme, the protesting army veterans on Tuesday warned the former to stop misleading the nation and dared him to meet with their delegation for an open discussion.

“Government has not given us the OROP which was assured and the notification issued has seven shortcomings. We are angry and are going to express our fury by retuning our medals from every district and let me inform you that medals have been pouring in in large numbers from across the nation,” Major General (Retd.) Satbir Singh, who is leading the protest, told ANI.

Responding to Parrikar’s statement that the behaviour of the protesting veterans is ‘unlike that of a soldier’ despite the notification on OROP scheme, Major General (Retd.) Singh said the Defence Minister needs to stop making ‘long statements’ and ‘misleading the nation’.

“The government is misleading the nation saying that they have given us OROP. Parrikar has not replied to four of my letters seeking a meeting with him. I am ready to meet him at 8 pm today at his residence or his office for an open discussion. Is he ready to accept? The government has been meeting with terrorists and militants to broker peace but they can’t speak to their soldiers for a legitimate demand to sanction a scheme?” he added.

Branding Parrikar’s comment as disgusting, he slammed all charges that the protest being taken out by the war veterans has a political or a personal agenda.

Parrikar said earlier today that while it was the democratic right of ex-servicemen to protest against the government’s version of the OROP but added that they were being ‘misguided’.

“It’s their democratic right (to protest), but I think they are misguided. If at all they have grievance they (ex-servicemen), they should put it before commission we are appointing. My major job was to get One Rank One Pension notification issued, which I have done. They must approach the Commission to discuss further problem. The demand which was not even considered for last 50 years has been more or less completed,” Parrikar said at the inauguration of ‘ICGS Samarth’ in Panaji.

The government had earlier notified the implementation of the OROP scheme that will guarantee equal pension to military personnel retiring at the same rank with the same length of service, regardless of the date of retirement.

The notification, however, failed to impress veterans and they are continuing with their agitation.

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    Murti
    Nov 12, 2015 at 1:32 pm
    Only 5% are officers rest are PBOR in veterans.
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      Sachin
      Nov 12, 2015 at 9:13 am
      Guess BJP would continue its losing stride in the next 5 state elections for all the false promises they have made.
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        BharatLal
        Nov 12, 2015 at 11:31 am
        OROP is silly topic. The govt and aemy trying to loot the country. When people are hungary, commiting suicides, do not have any job even after all efforts, these freaks want free trips on account of hungary potion.
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          murthy
          Nov 12, 2015 at 10:26 am
          ex Maj ,Gen is deperate to have another facesaving act by "challenging" DM to face him! Wish him success in his act!.
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            Dr GS
            Nov 12, 2015 at 6:34 pm
            The ex soldiers are simply asking for implementation of Resolution ped Unanimously Twice by the Parliament. What is wrong with that. All those opposing the just struggle are showing lack of faith and DISRESPECT to Indian Parliament and Elected Representatives. Govt is defying the unanimous will of Parliament by tampering. With OROP definition.
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              Dr GS
              Nov 12, 2015 at 11:14 pm
              The veterans are only asking for implementatation of Resolutions Unanomously ped by the parliament Twice. What is wrong with that. In a democracy the will of parliament Must be Respected, that's what soldiers are asking for
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                Dr GS
                Nov 12, 2015 at 1:05 pm
                Veterans are only asking for implementation of Resolution ped by the Parliament Twice UNANIMOUSLY. WHATi is wrong with that. Soldiers are just demanding to honour what Parliament and Elected representatives have desired. Those who are opposing the agitation by veterans are showing Disrespect to Indian Parliament. Ex Servicemen are trying to protect the dignity of the Lok Sabha.
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                  krishnan
                  Nov 12, 2015 at 10:24 am
                  Do the three service chiefs agree to the OROP notified? If they are agreeable to the notification announced then it looks like they are as much in cahoots with the unjust proposal. Being the chiefs, it is their moral duty and display of military leadership to stand up to their men, to choose the harder right over the easier wrong. If the politician, spurred by the bureaucracy, has done something wrong, it is their duty to demand what is correct. AND IF THE POLITICIAN DOES NOT AGREE, TAKE IT TO THE PRESIDENT (THE SUPREME COMNNADER) AND/OR TENDER IN THEIR RESIGNATIONS IN PROTEST. Can any govt. accept it?
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                    krishnan
                    Nov 12, 2015 at 10:31 am
                    Getting the just orop is the duty of the serving senior br. not the duty of veterans to protest across the country, begging for alms from an unresponsive and ungrateful public, lead by equally pseudo leadership. What stops the serving generals, air marshals and admirals to register their protest officially and the chiefs taking it up to the President. If every leader looks only for his sinecure post retirement, such waywardness will arise. Be just, be honest and be firm for your rights. Don't play politics or emasculate your conscience for what is right and your right.
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                      krishnan
                      Nov 12, 2015 at 10:32 am
                      Getting the just orop is the duty of the serving senior br. not the duty of veterans to protest across the country, begging for alms from an unresponsive and ungrateful public, lead by equally pseudo leadership. What stops the serving generals, air marshals and admirals to register their protest officially and the chiefs taking it up to the President. If every leader looks only for his sinecure post retirement, such waywardness will arise. Be just, be honest and be firm for your rights. Don't play politics or emasculate your conscience for what is right and your right.
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                        kunju
                        Nov 12, 2015 at 11:02 am
                        Everyone work for their stomach. It applies to every Indian workforce who build the economy
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                          ND Kathuria
                          Nov 12, 2015 at 11:25 am
                          W heartedly agreed.
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                            r pandiaraj
                            Nov 13, 2015 at 12:22 pm
                            one side one rank another side one parikar when it will be implemented
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                            1. Pankaj Pathak
                              Nov 12, 2015 at 11:09 am
                              And we will b defence less or u r trying to give us a slave fate!!!!
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                                RADHAKRISHNAN
                                Nov 13, 2015 at 2:44 pm
                                I think, ex-servicemen are on their right path. When the government agrees for this scheme why there are not giving. Otherwise they should have not been ured like PM ured in a public rally that OROP will be given as desired immediately but only revision in 5 years to be seen/not agreed. He also said that those who retires on premature also get this benefit. Now why the government turns the plate. The govt can conclude by giving revision once in two or three years which will be possible.
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                                  raj
                                  Nov 12, 2015 at 9:50 am
                                  Better option..Don't let your children /sibling join Defence.I have joined I was a Fool.
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                                    raj
                                    Nov 12, 2015 at 9:47 am
                                    I would like that no person should join the Defence.Reasons are well clear.However few reasons are as below. 1.He loses the sympathy of his family after he stops giving his ry and starts looking after his children. 2.Civil society become jealous of his life. 3.No representation by any unions deprive him of all priviledges. 4.Have to leave his job which has no importance in the civil except to become Gaurd/Chowkidar. 5.By the time he comes home his siblings would have already captured all his ancestral property parents will also oppose him. 6.He will not get any job which can give him prestige. 7.Society will not accept. 8.Society will not value his contribution towards country and will say that he has been paid for that. 9.The amount what he will get after retirement will be sufficient for him which can sustain him at the poorest of the society what he deserves. There is long argument over this....So if you have enmity with your children or siblings allow him to join Defence.
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                                      raj
                                      Nov 12, 2015 at 11:41 am
                                      Money belongs to Politicians not to ex servicemen they have been paid enough.Announced 1.50 Lakh cr to Bihar but they have deceived hence will be given to other state in the next Election meeting.
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                                        raj
                                        Nov 12, 2015 at 11:35 am
                                        Put protesters in Jail,they have been paid enough,money is only for politicians or bribers in the society,we will not let them loot....Take me along I am one of them.
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                                        1. Ramapati Sahana
                                          Nov 12, 2015 at 11:32 am
                                          Before all the Bhakts, chaddis and darbaris point fingers at faujis, let them answer below questions :- a) After award by Supreme Court , Koshyari Parliamentary Committee and page by 02 parliaments, is there scope in changing / diluting the OROP award. b) What is the sole of a judgement ... the expected outflow/ budget provisioning or the basic tenets of the justice enshrined in the report. c) In case the money/ budget is overriding , let first Babus tell all the citizens , what is the drain on the taxpayers for NFFU plus the Apex pension and consequently the OROP in shadow for Babus, Judges, President and CAG & CVC e.t.c. d) Where this above money comes from if not from the coffers of the poor that Feku was so concerned about e) That OROP is not a demand but a due for the last 42 yrs and not being given despite all legal and political clearance. f) If the OROP existed till 1973 and was disbursed w/o computers then, what is this big ruckus now about administrative menace. g) Is there any better example than 42 yrs of sustained fight, hunger strike and self inflection of pain . h) Before chaddis claim that they/ BJP has awarded so called paralytic, amted and diluted OROP, it is well established that Congis after 40 yrs of deceit , denial and obfuscation gave accent in 2014 irrespective of the fund allocation. i) BJP on the contrary caught in an election bind plus sensing the aggressive , determined and solid ESM movement in offing wanted to have the cake and it too and thus announced the OROP in its election manifesto. j) I did its best first not to give/ award the OROP and thus dela for more 16 months. Seeing no way out , caught for being a liar party it has grudgingly announced the paralytic OROP notification where the medicine is worse than the disease. We even stand to loose on the 07th pay commission award too. k) This is a pure fraud , cheat and injustice.
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                                            ritz
                                            Nov 12, 2015 at 11:01 am
                                            Dear Mr govt, if you don't want to give orop, then please disband the three services. As their will not be any retirees in future, so question for orop will never prop. As for the security of our dear nation, you can send your MPs and MLAs on our borders.
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