I am happy to learn that you have opened a blog to discuss on various issues of retired/serving soldiers. It is no doubt an ideal attempt to do some benevolent deeds for the veterans. On One Rank One Pension, my opinion goes like this. In lieu of fighting for more, we should try to get whatever is donated by the GOI immediately then we should fight for the equality. All are very well aware that now a days the prices of consumer commodities have sky rocketed. All the veterans are running short of their monies. By the time we may win the bargain, many of us may not be there to taste the smell of the fruits. So I go with the saying "Something is better than nothing".
Please do send your comments on my opinion.
Further with regards to PBOR, why are we not commenting on us alone? When I visit any Military Establishment viz CSD, MH etc, the phrase PBOR is highlighted on the counter. Ealier there were three counters Officers, JCOs and ORs but now a days it has become a fashion to write Officers and PBORs. Should we not write to the concerned authorities for degrading us by our own brethren.
Next point which I would like to share is that those who are reemployed in the civil group C and D services, have been given two years ante date seniority for promotion above the peers who joined directly from schools/colleges (irrespective of their service they have rendered in the armed forces). How far this is also justifiefied when now a days one can come out with pension after serving twenty years of military service. This rule is way back to 1986 when one used come out of military service after 9 years. We should give proper attention on this also.
Likewise there are lot more anomalies with regard to the lives of the ex-soliders. We should concentrate only one issue i.e. fighting unitedly irrespective of the rank, creed and colours. Then only we may succeed in our goal. Otherwise there are many culprits to divide and rule the mass. Hope, you are agreeable with me.
For today here I am
Ex-W.O. N.N. Mukhopadhyay