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Minutes of the Meeting :United Front of Ex-Servicemen (UFESM)

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United Front of Ex-Servicemen (UFESM)
Minutes of the Meeting 
 
(09 Sep) 2015
 
    A meeting of the United Front Ex-Servicemen(UFESM) constituents was held from 1100 hrs to 1300 hrs on 09 Sep 2015 to analyse and discuss the Central Government decision on OROP announced by Defence Minster Shri Manohar Parrikar at a press conference in New Delhi on 05 Sep 2015.  The following participated:-
 
Ser No.             Name of ESM Organisation                        Name
1.                         IESL Chandigarh                                   Lt Col B S Dhillon
2.                       Air Force Association,Delhi           WO P R Balathilaka N
3.                          IESL/IESM Delhi                                   PO Dhani Chand  
4.                          Turning Point Noida                               Col Karan Kharb
5.                     ESM 505 ABW Delhi Cantt                 H/Nb Sub Rishal Singh
6.                          ESM 505 Delhi Cantt                                    Nk Rati Ram
7.                          Delhi                                                                S K Rana
8.                          HP                                                          Col T S Kaundal
9.                          IESL (Hony Treasurer)                          Col Akhil Sharma
10.                        NEXCC H/Treasurer                                Cpl Vijay Kumar
11.                        HESL                                            LEM(P) Ved Pal Rathee
12.                     Veteran Association                              Gp Capt R S Kataria
13.                      Air Force Association                               WO Hari Om Gaur
14.                      Member IESL Gurgaon                       Lt Gen O S Lochab
15.                Member IESL Gurgaon                       Maj Ishwar Singh Jakhar
16.                     ESM 505 ABW                                            Nk Jagbir Singh
17.                     IESL/AFA                                          Sgt Vishnu Dutt Kakani
18.                     NEXCC                                                       CPL V N Mishra
19                    Sanjha Morcha                                           Col CJS Khera
20                Sanjha Morcha                                        Capt Khushwant Singh
21.                    RDOA                                                          Lt Col B K Sharma
22.                    DIWAVE                                                           Col H K Handa
23.                     Dish Air Warrior Wel Ass                    JWO J P Mehta
24.                    UP Ex Services League                       Maj P S Verma
25.                    Patron UPESL                                          Col Kishan Singh
26.                     UP Baghpat IESL Jt Secy                   Sub Tej Singh
27.                  IESL Baghpat UP                               Ris Maj Shishpal Singh
28.                    UBBHAV Foundation                         Cpl Bindhyachal Singh
29.                     IESM – Delhi                                     Sigmn D S Sheoran
30                      Haryana Ex-JCO League                 Sep L S Hooda
31.                    UPESL                                       H/Capt Pratap Singh Rawat
 
          Lt Gen (Retd) Balbir Singh, President Indian Ex-Services League (IESL) explained all the issues –resolved and remaining- in making One Rank One Pension (OROP) a reality.  Consequent to the Government decision announced last Saturday, he said, whereas the ESM community is largely satisfied with the government initiative, some contentious issues still remained to be solved and, hopefully, the One –man Committee announced by the Government shall resolve these outstanding issues to the satisfaction of the Ex-Servicemen.
 
          All constituents unanimously thanked the honorable Defence Minister and the Government for addressing the long pending issue OROP with the seriousness no previous Government had done ever before.  Throughout the period of the recent peaceful agitation launched by the UFESM, the Government including the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had not only kept their doors open for discussion but also appeared favorably disposed towards safeguarding the genuine interests of the Ex-Servicemen as well as the serving military personnel.  The UFESM also thanked the former Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen V P Malik and Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar who came forward to mediate and persuade the Government for an early settlement of the OROP issue.  The UFESM also thanked the media and many writers, commentators and public figures whop wrote, talked and provided logical rationale to decide the issue from behind the scenes.
 
Remaining issues
 
          The UFESM expressed their concern over the remaining issues:-
 
(a)    PMR (wrongly called ‘VRS’ ) : The last minute insertion of      voluntary retirement scheme’ (VRS) has angered the ESM community. This had never figured during discussions between the ESM leaders and Government spanning over last three months.  In the already trust-deficit civil-military relationship, the sudden mention of VRS is being seen as a bureaucratic mischief because VRS is not applicable to military personnel.  Wherever applicable in the civil services, the person seeking VRS voluntarily foregoes his pension because the ‘scheme’ carries a sumptuous package aimed at encouraging employees to make way for others aspiring to serve longer.  Military personnel do seek ‘pre-mature retirement (PMR) but that is only after the concerned Officer/JCO/OR has earned ‘pensionable service’.  Such cases are already appropriately covered within the accepted definition of OROP which stipulates ‘length of service’ as a criterion to demand’ equality’.  Pensioners coming on PMR have already lost a measure of their pension entitlement because their service length would not be equal to their batch-mates/equivalents superannuating after serving longer and therefore becoming entitled to more pension.  Denying OROP benefits to VRS/PMR categories is therefore illogical, high handed and wholly unacceptable.  
 
        (b)     Five years Equalisation:  This Govt proposal defeats the very                    computing in banks and offices, there is no problem in                               applying the formulae to equalize pensions every year.                                Therefore,   the UFESM exhorted that the Government must                          agree to equalizing pensions every year or at least once in two                   years.  Stretching the  period of inequality’ beyond two years                     is not acceptable.
 
(b)   Average of Maximum and Minimum’: As is understood from the press release read out by the honourable Defence Minister at the Press Conference on Saturday, the Government has decided to provide the ‘mean of the maximum and manimum’ of the pension scales as existed during the base year 2013.  Year 2013-14 was accepted by the leaders of UFESM with the understanding the top of the pension scales as they existed on 31 Mar 2014 would be applied.  The ‘average’ of maximum and minimum scales worked out on the basis of ‘calendar year 2013’ does not make pensions equal and therefore not acceptable. 
 
          The meeting also deliberated on a number of other issues and a consensus on the future course of action was evolved as follows:-
 
(a)      Maintaining Apolitical Nature of UFESM:  All present endorsed the  suggestion made by Lt Gen Balbir Singh that all Ex-Servicemen organizations in the country should maintain high nationalistic    credentials free from political of communal influences.  IESL is        apolitical organinsation and shall not take part in any political activity.
 
(b)   Terms of Ref for One-Man Committee:  The UFESM resolved to approach to the Govt to stipulate the accepted definition of OROP as a term of reference for the One-man Committee ordered by the Govt to look into the remaining issues.
 
(c)    Pay Commission : The officially accepted definition of OROP must also be given to the 7th CPC as a term of reference for pension fixation.
 
(d)   Appeal to the Government and Political Parties:  Staging protests, agitation, hunger strikes and expressing anguish publicly ethos.  Every soldier is deeply imbued with high value systems keeping national interests above all.  These values remain ingrained in the character even in retirement.  However, not to suffer injustice is also equally ingrained in the military character.  The issue of OROP lingering over 42 years had thwarted all peaceful, legal administrative efforts adopted by the ESM individually and organizationally.  We pray and hope that the ESM community will not be forced ever again to seek justice through agitation.  Every serving soldier sees his future in the Veterans the military pensioners.  Their quality of life influences his thinking.  Therefore, antigovernment rallies, protests, fasts and public demonstration of their common resentment is not a healthy trend.  The UFESM appealed to the Government and all political parties to keep military insulated from politicization and to institutionalize a fair, trustworthy mechanism to ensure regular and smooth flow of justice and welfare towards the ESM and war widows.
 
(e)    No Protest Rally : It was unanimously decided by all reps of the constituent organizations that UFESM should refrain from any further protest rallies and anti government demonstrations until the final executive orders are issued by the Govt.  Hopefully the ESM community shall not be required to resort to protests again  
 
Long ago, Chanakya had advised Chandragupta Maurya, “while the citizenry of the State contributes to see that the State prospers and flourishes, the soldier guarantees it continues to EXIST as a State1 To this man, O Rajadhiraja, you owe a debt: plese, therefore, see to it, on your own, that the soldier continuously gets his dues in every form and respect, be they his needs or his wants for he is not likely to ask for them himself.”
 
   Then Kautilya, known also as Chanakya gave his king this blunt warning: ‘The day the soldier has to demand his dues will be a sad day for Magadha for then, on that day, you will have lost all moral sanction to be king.
Col Yadav
Gen Secy
IESL