Thursday, December 4, 2014
The ESI ( Ex-Servicemens Association) Decision to Call of Agitation will not Help
The cat is now out of the bag. The Modi government is not very keen to sanction OROP in its original classical form. I had stated this earlier also. What they would like is to sanction a watered down scheme, despite having announced that One rank One Pension is approved. The Ex-servicemen’s association was to commence an agitation from 3 Dec 2014. This is now postponed on the intercession of a Member of Parliament Mr. Chandrasheker. This MP has promised an audience with the finance and defense Ministers as well as Narendra Modi. How these meetings will help beats my imagination. Again some old fogies who have retired and lost the urge for a battle are going around saying that an agitation will hurt the ex-servicemen’s interest as the government will get annoyed.