OUR GENERAL SECRETARY GS SIDHU TALKING TO DELEGATIONRespected Sir,
I attended meeting organised by IESM TO DAY morning.Near about 150 vet were in the meeting.Few office bearer were allowed to Speak for few min. In the given time I introduced our AFVAI and myself expressed Aim of AFVAI in few words. All the activities were being aired live on TIME NOW NEWS X & NAI. In between DM called MAJ SATBIR for meeting and requested Not to go for agitation.SATBIR not agreed told DM veterans will decide and he came back discussed with veterans what to do. All officers,Jcos and Ors decided that 15 July 2015 should be last date. DM again called delegation for meeting.
The Meeting was adjourned at 1315 hrs. The delegation left again for meeting with DM and we informed that decision will b informed through mail or phone call.I represented AFVAI with full confidence.When meeting was over I again talked to Lt gen BAHIRI and MAJ gen SATBIR and Col ANIL KAUL.I advised them to form a committee by taking at least one member from every Org ,they agreed and noted my name to represent on behalf of AFVAI.
I also spoke to Col. Anil Kaul about the very short tenure with pittance as pension to ORs & living thereafter in a miserable condition. The Col. said this issue of ORs is close to his heart. I brought this subject to the knowledge of Col. because he was to anchor the meet and also takes up the cause of ESM forcefully, during TV debates.
HFO BL KALRA