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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ex-service chiefs write to President, say delay in ‘one rank one pension’ may damage India’s military edifice

Ex-service chiefs write to President, say delay in ‘one rank one pension’ may damage India’s military edifice

Terming the delay in rolling out of ‘one rank one pension scheme’ for ex-servicemen a danger to political military ethos of the country, four former service chiefs have written an open letter to President Pranab Mukherjee requesting his intervention.

“It is with a sense of deep anguish that we are writing to draw the attention of the Supreme Commander to the dismal spectacle of our veteran soldiers, driven to undertake public protests and demonstrations to press their demand for the – long overdue grant of OROP,” said the letter written by General SF Rodrigues (Retd), Admiral L Ramdas (Retd), Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd) and Admiral Sureesh Mehta (Retd).

They said that the denial of OROP is merely the last straw that has exhausted the veterans’ patience.

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