MARCH FOR “JUSTICE FOR JAWAN”
Dear Members of Media,
An event has been planned on 22nd Apr 2017 to showcase solidarity for “Justice for Jawan”. Maximum members of the Defence Family and our supporters are requested to assemble at Jantar Mantar New Delhi at 4.30 PM. After our “Aarti” at Jantar Mantar, we will march in an orderly manner fromJantar Mantar to India Gate via Janpath. At India Gate, we will pay our Shardhanjali to the “Martyr Soldiers” and return to Jantar Mantar. We will not raise any slogans enroute. We will carry “Play Cards” to give the message.
You are all aware that the Govt has not kept its promise and assurance to grant Actual OROP. This “Langrhi” OROP has cascading adverse effect on the future status, pay and pensions of Defence Personnel. Equalisation of Pensions after 5 years will have serious adverse effect on our pensions of 7th CPC since the Pensions as on 31 Dec 2015 are to be multiplied by the Factor 2.57 or the enhanced factor as decided by the Govt. In case the equalisation of pensions is not done every year, the pensions as on 31 Dec 2015 will be same as the pensions of average of calendar year 2013. We have to get our due Justice. No way, we should accept such serious Injustice. Let us all reach Jantar Mantar on 22nd Apr 2017 by 4 PM and take part in the March for “Justice to Jawan”.
May we request you to cover this event at Jantar Mantar New Delhi and inform the people of the Country about Govt apathy and negative attitude towards their genuine demand of implementation of Actual OROP.
Maj Gen Satbir Singh, SM (Retd)
Advisor United Front of Ex Servicemen Jantar Mantar &
Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM)