Regards. Please find below the comments made on Joint Memorandum given by IESL ,IESM and others to Hon'ble Prime Minister ,Defence Minister and others.
Dear Veteran (Gen.) Bahri ,
Regards and thanks for the pain taken to draw the attention of the authorities towards the travails of the Veterans, specially Pre-2006. Sir, if you are net-savy, you must have noted the feelings of informed veterans among the under- privileged section ( Sub.Maj. and below).I shall not use the misfit term 'PBOR' coined by some mischief monger ( to be used for all ranks- Sub. Maj. and below ) who knew not that Sub. Majors, Subedars and Naib Subedars are, all, Junior Commissioned officers, where as Havildars and Naiks are Senior Non-commissioned Officers and it is not justified to address them as 'PBORs' i.e. Personnel Below Officer Rank.Through you, I shall, humbly, request all not to use the term 'PBORs'. We have already requested Centre Govt. to find out some other suitable and respectable word to replace this sluggish term. About the Joint Memorandum, I have the following two points to draw your attention.
1. The authors of Joint Memorandum dt. 14-10-2009, of
which you are the Convener, submitted to Hon'ble
Prime Minister and others have forgotten to stress
upon point of pension @70 % and 60 % for Sub.
Maj. and below, which the Govt. has accepted along
with Change of Pay Band from PB-3 to PB-4 for Lt
Col. It may be due the fact that enough energy was
consumed on stressing the demand of Lt. Col. and
the authors were now much tired and thought it
better to keep quite on this point in a bid to utilize
their energy for other points relating to offr. cadre. 2. Secondly, Sub. Major and their equivalents in other
two services, presently in Pay Band, PB-2 justifiably
deserve to be placed in pay Band PB-3 and Hav. and
their equivalents, presently in Pay Band , PB-1 along
with Class IV employees to be placed in Pay Band,
PB-2 as their civilian counter-parts drawing same, or
even less, pay in 5th CPC have been placed in upper
Veteran Prabhjot Singh Chhatwal PLS Retd.
Indian Ex-Services League, Punjab & Chadigarh