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Sunday, September 13, 2009


1.       The following extracts of correspondence is posted for the information of all Veteran Brothers:-

Dear Praveen,

1.       I fully understand and appreciate your institutional loyalties. While these certainly are concessions, but none of these is even remotely related to OROP. The report does not touch equating pre 1.1.2006 with post 1.1.2006 pensioners which is the essence of OROP.

2.       While you may be perfectly justified in highlighting these as UPA concessions to the Ex Servicemen, grouping these under the heading of OROP unfortunately amounts to misleading the pensioners.

Best regards,

Lt Gen (Emeritus) Raj Kadyan, PVSM, AVSM, VSM

Chairman IESM


Letter from Praveen

1.         I am forwarding below an extract from the recommendation of the committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary in respect of OROP which have been approved recently by the UPA Government.


         On the basis of MoD’s proposal and some initiatives of the Finance Ministry/Cabinet Secretariat the following have been approved by Government:

(i) Inclusion of classification allowance for PBORs from 1.1.06.

(ii) Removal of linkage of full pension with 33 years from 1.1.06

(iii) Revision of Lt. General Pension after carving out a separate pay scale for them.

[These proposals emanate from Sixth CPC’s Report and are to be implemented w.e.f. 1.1.06].

(iv) Bringing parity between pension of pre and post 10.10.97 PBOR pensioners

(v) Further improving PBOR pensions based on award of GoM, 2006.

[These are new concessions aimed at improving the pension of PBORs, hence the benefit would be given prospectively].

(vi) Broadbanding of percentage of disability/ war injury pension for pre-1.1.96 pensioners from a prospective date.

(vii) Removal of cap on war injury element of pension since the existing cap denies full benefit of war injury element. This shall be effected prospectively.

            The UPA government deserves our grateful thanks for approving the recommendation on OROP. I shall be grateful if you could kindly give the above wide publicity and email this to all Ex-Servicemen in contact with you.

With regards.

Capt Praveen Davar (Retd)

Secretary, AICC


Demand and                                                              Reality
Ex-servicemen                                                           Government

The demand  orOROP                                               Stalls proposal
Employment in paramilitary forces                                No response

National Commission                                                    No response

Representation on welfare committees                            No response

MoD closes gap of pre and post 1996 pensioners



  1. VNatarajan, President, Pensioners' Forum, ChennaiSeptember 27, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    Dear All
    It is very easy to use common jargons and steer away from truth. For example, reg revsion of pay scale of Lt Gen., it is stated:

    " (iii) Revision of Lt. General Pension after carving out a separate pay scale for them.

    [These proposals emanate from Sixth CPC’s Report and are to be implemented w.e.f. 1.1.06)"

    We are all at a loss to know wherefrom such a proposal emanated? In fact any such proposal was buried deep by the very pay commission in one of its recommendations to include the concerned scale of pay S30 in a Pay Band along with other lower scale(s).

    There should be a sense of responsibility and acountability with respect to correct INTERPRETATION and IMPLEMENTATION of the SCPC's recommendations in letter and spirit. If this had been done, many of the problems could have been tackled/resolved "HONESTLY" and "OPENLY".Now devious DIVIDE & RULE / BACK-DOOR/ BEHIND THE SCREEN methods are being adopted to wriggle out of "FORCED" situations!.

  2. Dear All
    In contn of my post dt 27th Sept above (VNatarajan)
    My friend PKR had gone further to get at the truth thru RTI in regard to the creation of the Scale S30 -say for Lt Gens etc. His query and the reply received are as follows:
    dear all,
    placed below is my RTI query and the reply from MOF:

    Q. Wrt to recommendation (v) please furnish the extracts fo the SCPC recommendations from which the above recommendation of the COS is purported to have emenated , for the creation of the scale of 67000-79000, for addl Secretary/Lt generals , may kindly be forwarded.

    R. This department does not posses in material form any recommendation of the 6th CPC regarding the creation of the scale of 67000-79000.


    All of you know that the MOF is a signatory in the Report of COS>

    Where are the ETHICS in Governance? How can the Pensioners have any faith in the whole system when the authorities "gang" up to deprive the pensioners their "minimum" rightful pensions? We have several instances of DICHOTOMY adopted by the authorities who matter- and the above ONE is one of the HIGHEST! VNatarajan