1) PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA
2) DEFENCE MINISTER
3) DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE
We wish to bring to your Kind attention that many of the Armed forces veterans have been discharged without pension before the minimum pensionable service of 15 years due to various reasons. It is worth to mention here that many of them have actively participated in 1962,1965 & 1971 wars & war like operations. They are many veterans who served in Hard living areas like Siachin which is is also one of the reason compelled them to retire before the minimum pensionable service. It is brought to your attention that the Second World War veterans are paid pension without the requirement of minimum pensionable service. A personal staff of a Minister gets pension without the requirement of minimum pensionable service. Members of parliament gets pension without the requirement of minimum pensionable service. Likewise persons who have participated in freedom struggle gets pension without the requirement of minimum pensionable service
The plight of many of the veterans who have been discharged without pension seems to be very pathetic & some of them are living in old age asylums.
You are therefore kindly requested to look in to their case sympathetically & grant them a minimum pension as applicable to military veterans.
Armed forces veterans association ( Kerala)
The PMO has directed integrated service head quarters to take action on our above letter & they have asked us to submit the details of such persons.Ex-servicemen discharged before 15 years without any type of pension. Those who belong to Tamil Nadu may contact Mr.Mohanarangan (AFVATN) & Who belong to Kerala May contact AFVA(Kerala) when date is published in local news papers. Procedure for other states will be announced shortly.