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Friday, 13 June 2014

OROP LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

The briefing by service hq to Finance and Defence Minister has been completed. The briefing was attended by the 
  1. Minister Sh Arun Jaitley
Three chiefs along with their vice chiefs.
  1. Secretary Defence
  2. Secretary DESW
  3. Secretary Expenditure
  4. CGDA
  5. Armed Forces Pay cells heads of three services.
  6. Chairman IESM Maj Gen Satbir Singh 
  7. Chairman IESL Maj Gen Balbir Singh
  8. Col Sharma of RDOA
The briefing was conducted by Maj Gen Agarwal Head of Armed Forces Pay cells. All relevant points were impressed upon. Expected question about the expenditure came up during the presentation and the someone threw the feeler that the exp is too much and there must be a mid way. It looked as if it was already planted in the mind of Minister. It was definitely pre-planned way to side track the correct definition of OROP. Estimated exp of Rs 5000 crores.
At this point Gen Satbir Singh interjected and let it be known to everybody that there is only one correct definition of OROP which has been approved by Koshiari Committee and also approved by Parliament in Budget of UPA Govt on 17 Feb 14. Gen Satbir  impressed upon that OROP has been sanctioned by UPA Govt but they did not get the advantage of it as they lacked conviction to implement it. Sh Raj Nath singh and Sh Modi had given assurances to IESM and in many meetings that BJP Government will implement it holistically. This is no time to go back on your promises. Ex-servicemen family will not accept this and any dilution of the definition of OROP.
He further pointed out that following points do not find mention in the DGL, If possible these should also be included in the DGL prepared by Armed Forces Pay cells. 
  1. OROP for disability pensioners and in that all cat of disability pensioners must be included
  2. All categories of family pensioners must be included in the OROP.
At the end one can say that meeting ended with a positive note and hopefully work on issuance of implementation letter will start in right earnest. 

Source: Cmde Vijay Vaid (IESM)

3 comments :

  1. UPA-II Govt announced OROP after dilly-dallying for yrs towards fag end of their tenure, presumably to win goodwill of ESM and hence votes during general elections held recently, but failed to implement it timely ( obviously either they did not have honest intention to implement it or they were so impotent that they could not exercise their authority over the Babus to issue orders for implementation of the same ) thus antagonizing 3 million ESM/families pensioners and consequently lost their votes and hence elections. It was apparently a case of cheating ESM by false assurance gone wrong. The present NDA Govt ( Read, Hon'ble PM Sh Narinder Modi ) has very emphatically assured ESM that OROP will be implemented but as it stands, the progress made so far is not bright to the expectations of the ESM community, who have already started feeling desperate and unsure about NDA intentions. We hope the NDA will live upto their assurance, unlike UPA-II. Lacs of crores of farmers loans were written off, lacs of crores were allotted as subsidies for LPG, Petrol, Diesel, food/rations for the poor, Electricity & water, lacs of crores were budgeted for uplift on SC/ST/OBC in budgets during UPA II, obviously not only for benefits to the poor but with the recents elections in view to garner votes, lacs of crores were pocketed by all and sundry from G-2, Coalgate etc scams and this did not hurt these Babus ( I mean Def Secy, Fin Secy, CGDA etc ) but few crores for the welfare of ESM ( as pensions increments ) who have scarficed their own comforts, their families welfare & even their lives for the nation, while not only the common man but also these crooked Babus slept peacefully, are hurting these crooked Babus. May we request the Hon'ble PM & RM/FM to curb these Babus from diluting the recommendations as per Koshiary Committee and the Service HQs and speed up the matter. The delay has already made the NDA suspect about their intentions like UPA-II. God speed.

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  2. Jai Hind ! Sir we are happy
    Please add orop data & war injury disablity data scale.Sir I am War Injury
    OP PARAKRAM J&K 20 sep 2002 LOC Indo- Pak
    Jc- 612036 L
    Ex- Sub Indra Bahadur Gurung
    4GR.
    from Pokhara Nepal

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  3. Welcome and best wishes to all my ESMs and blog holder.

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