This letter is written as per the collective decision of the members of a blog named http://www.ex-sergeant.blogspot.com.we are a group of veterans who regularly interact and exchange ideas on matters of common benefit and interest to the veteran fraternity.
We are aware that your ORGANISATION is engaged in the task of ensuring the welfare and wellbeing of the veterans and interact and intervene in the subject with the concerned authorities including GOI. Your contributions towards this noble cause deserves special mention and your services will surely be cherished by the veteran fraternity.
You might be aware of the fact that the pensionary benefits extended to the combatants other than officers as per the 6CPC is totally disappointing and the pension tables notified are full of anomalies and inconsistencies .The GOI constituted two committees to look into the matter and the committees submitted their reports.
But improvements in the pensionary benefits are still awaited and certain recommendations of the committees are totally unacceptable and defeats the very purpose of its constitution.
In this context we feel that your ORGANISATIONS being champions in perusing the welfare of veteran community might have interacted with the concerned authorities and the GOI. But only the details and contents of one or two letters sent by certain ORGANISATIONs that too with no unity in demands raised, are known to the veteran fraternity and it has caused a lot of anxiety and heartburn amongst this bloggers in particular and the veteran fraternity in general that their issues are not being properly taken up by the ORGANISATIONS.
Hence to set records straight and to put an end to the anxiety and accusations of inadequacy of efforts from your end a reply may please be send to this blog. or to the e-mail address of the moderator given below making your stand clear on the subjects and the efforts taken by you if any in the following issues.
1. sanction of 70 percent pension to combatants below officer ranks.
2. Pay band up gradation of sergeants and master warrant officers and equivalents.
3. The implementation of the improved pensionary benefits from 01012006 as the COS committee recommended implementation with prospective effect.
4. Raising of the minimum service pension to 7000 as the minimum enhanced family pension is 7000 and thereby avoiding an awkward anomaly whereby the family of a pensioner stands financially benefited by the sad demise of the pensioner.
This is the draft letter which will be send to all the Ex-Service organisations, all over India hence, your precious comments and valuable suggestions may be sent to the following e-mail within three days.
Your replies will be posted in this blog so that there will be more transparency on your stand on the above subjects and the efforts taken by you in this regard. Therefore all the Ex-Service Organisations are requested to send their postal addresses as well as e-mail address so that letters can be addressed to them.
ALL BLOGGERS ARE ALSO REQUESTED TO POST THIS ON THEIR BLOG AND CO-OPERATE IN THIS MISSION
E mail address of Ex. Sgt . P.V.Raju- firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com