The GOI appointed a committe e of secretaries to look into and rectify the anomalies and complaints which created a lot of hue and cry by the defence pensionerswhuich was dutifully highlited by the media. The most important complaint was regarding the wide gap that existed between the pre- and post 2006 pensioers'.Tthe other major demand was to equalise the pension of all retirees who were given pension as per thre different tables. The sixth pay commission created one more class of pensioners raising the number of classes of pensiners to four.
The most importanrt and long standing demand was that of OROP WHICH WAS REJECTED DOWNRIGHT by the COS and also made a categorical reference that any attempt to usher in OROP is to be opposed tooth and nail AND QUOTED, SC JUDGEMENTS selectively and recommendations of the law and finance ministries to that effect.In the process of quoting it turned a blind eyeto the recommendations of the parliamentary committees, recent judgements of the SC favouring OROP [major gen. case] and the reference made by her ex. the prsident in the floor of the house and the emtional act of the sodiers in returning their hard earned and precious service medals.
However the committee after deliberations came to the conclusion that there should only be two categories of pensioners, that is pre 6 pay commision and post 6 pay commission. so far so good.
Thecommittee also felt that the gap between these two categories of pensioners are to be bridged towards the cause of natural justice. A very resonable conclusion by all standards.but the committee was cruel enough to call this recommendation to meet the ends of justice a new CONCESSION and stated that the effective date of implementation will be prospective in nature. what a wonderful sense of reasoning.THE COMMITTEE AGREeS THAT 1 THE GAP IS CREATED BY THE 6 PAY COMMISSION SINCE 01012006,2 THE GAP IS TO BE BRIDGED TO MEET THE ENDS OF NATURAL JUSTICE. but the commission recommends tobuild this bridge for the cause of natural justice to the demands of the jawans with SPANS MISSING. a wonderfull brdge with spans missing from 10101206 to the date of theimplemantation. so much for the demands of the JAWANS.
The most astonishing fact is that exservice organisations both recognised and unrecognised have conviniently ignored the case of this MISSING SPAN IN THIS PROMISED BRIDGE. this mising span is sure to deprieve the jawans of the arrears for about 44 months at the rate of 1900 to 1200 rupees per month. hence this blog seeks the attention of all concerned who can be of any help to solve thecase of this missing span.