Why should we trust you Mr Parrikar, asks this army veteran in an open letter

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Dear Mr Parrikar,

1. Last year, three defence services, submitted a 900 pages of detailed study on their objections on 7th CPC to you. But you did not act upon this study. Why should we trust you now, Mr Parrikar?

2. All 900 pages cannot pertain to officers class alone, the bulk of them must be affecting JCOs and Other Ranks (not PBORs). The bulk of 83 issues lingering since 5th CPC, must be pertaining to JCOs and Ors. I have a strong feeling that, instead of addressing them holistically, some body made to infiltrate many people in the ESM groups, and tried to wedge a divide between Officers, JCOs and jawans. If you did not act on these two memoranda, why should we trust you now, Mr Parrikar?

3. On 19 Dec 2015, in a rare move, three Service Chiefs gave a joint memorandum to you, expressing their concerns about 7th CPC. You did not act upon it, Then, Why should we trust you now, Mr Parrikar?

4. Neither in the 7th CPC, nor in the recent empowered committee of secretaries, no member from Defence forces comprising of 30.9 % of central Govt employees, was appointed, though there were 9 members from IAS and one each from Railways etc. Then why should we trust you now, Mr Parrikar?

5. Six months ago, On 11 March 2016, a very high quality, exhaustive power point presentation was given by TRIPAS, in the presence of three Service Chiefs, to the Empowered Committee of secretaries. Even the Cabinet secretary appreciated the presentation. But they and you did not act upon it. Then why should we trust you now, Mr Parrikar?

6. Since the electioneering speech of Mr Modi at Rewari in March 2014, we ESMs are being falsely tantalized about OROP and yet you gave just a fig leaf to us in the name of OROP. Then why should we trust you now, Mr Parrikar?

7. The whole country was made to believe, in a concerted psywar, that OROP would need a huge outflow of 12000 Crores Rs, at the cost of poor people. (Mind you, not at the cost of crony capitalists!) In reality the outcome is only 2300 Crores Rs so far. Then why should we trust you now, Mr Parrikar?

8. Even the pittance the all ranks of forces got in the name of OROP (and also the previous entitlements since 2008), is not being paid by PDA banks to ESMs, especially, the ignorant jawans, settled in far flung villages. But you have no time or aptitude for this critical shortcoming. Then, why should we trust you now, Mr Parrikar?

9. Now, you are ordering three service Chiefs to first implement 7th CPC and then you will address the anomalies. Please tell us, why should we trust you now, Mr Parrikar?

Yours sincerely
Major Prakash Patil (Retd)

Here is a small comparison of average monthly pensions of we foujis, civilians in defence and IAS et al. See how foujis Have been cheated. Why should we trust you now, Mr Parrikar?

ARMEDFORCES
TOTAL PENSIONERS…….25,00,000
TOTAL BUDGET ……………Rs 33,000 CROES
AVERAGE PENSION PER PENSIONER…. Rs 15,050 /- PM
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CIVILIANS IN DEFENCE
TOTAL PENSIONERS……5,32,000
TOTAL BUDGET……………Rs 21,000 CROES
AVERAGE PENSION PER PENSIONER… Rs 33,680 /- PM
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IAS,IPS,IFS,PWD,INDIAN MEDICAL DEPT ETC
TOTAL PENSIONERS……2,95,000
TOTAL BUDGET…………..Rs 33,500 CROES
AVERAGE PENSION PER PENSIONER….Rs 93,930 /- PM

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