Dear Friends,
 
1.    In my opinon it is essential to have a huge attendance of veterans to convey a clear message to otherwise a deaf and dumb govt dominated by babus towards the woes of the ex-servicemen. Though efforts are on to convey the message verbally to all the known veterans but even then it may  not reach all ex-servicemen, more so the big chunk who are either residing in villages or are busy in their second tenure. In my opinion it requires a mass convassing by all of us including pasting of posters in the markets, railway stations, bus stands etc. and also distribution of leaflets alongwith newspapers to the populace. 
2.     Mass convassing would require finances. I would request if someone in this field can take on this task. I am sure all veterans shall contribute for this great cause affecting all of us. To beginwith i offer a small amount of Rs. 5001/- . Any org/officer who is willing to accept this addl responsibility on behalf of all the veterans may please forward his a/c No. and telephone no to facilitate remittance of the amount to him. 
 
3.    Let us make all out efforts to wake up the decision makers from their deep sleep and listen to the united voice of ex-service, who defeated enemy in various wars fought in the past and still have enough steam to achieve this noble goal.
 
Regards
 
Lt Col (Retd) Naresh Kumar


May I request you all to attend the event positively and encourage other friends in your organisations to participate to request the Govt to meet our geniune demands.

2. I will be thankful if you kindly give wide publicity for the event. If some of you can help in getting it published/coverd in print & electronic media kindly do so as it will assist in making the event a success.
3. Some of the organisations who have already consented to participate are as under: 
1. Brig RS  Gulia, President
Ex – Servicemen League
2.  Col TP Tyagi, President
Rasjtrya Sanik Sansatha
3  Col VK Sharma
President Retired Defence Officer Forum (RDOF)
4.Admiral Harinder Singh (Retd)
President Navy Foundation Delhi Chapter
5  Col Mangat Shankar Veteran Defences Forces Group , President
 
6.  Lt Gen AKS Chouhan(Retd) President Sanik Foundation Delhi
7 Advocate BC Bansal Ex Sgt (Poorev Sainik Jan Kalayan Samti)
 
8.  Maj BC Joshi National Ex Servicemen Coordination Committee
 
9. Col Sohan Singh Chairman Arun Vihar AWHO RWA, Noida
10. Gen Gorakh Nath   Shahid Smarak Nodia
 
 
 
AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL EX –SERVICEMEN OF INDIA
 
DEMONSTRATION AT INDIA GATE BY EX-SERVICEMEN OF INDIA ON           27 APR  2008 TO EXPRESS THEIR ANGUISH ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF  6th PAY COMMISSION 
 
1.  Recommendations of Sixth Pay Commission are damaging to the interest of defence services.  Representation of three Chiefs to have separate pay commission was rejected.   Their fair and just demand to include members from defence forces was not also agreed to.  The assurance given to three chiefs that the concerns of armed forces personnel will be suitably addressed has been belied.  Not only the anomalies of  the Vth Pay Commission not been addressed, a large number of anomalies in the integrated  pay scales, compensation value  and other terminal benefits have been introduced.  One rank one pension, a long awaited demand has been rejected without any justification.   The pay structure of middle level officers has been ridiculously reduced.  The pay commission feels that a Brig with over 30 years of service cannot draw more salary than a joint secretary with seventeen years of service.  The MSP is too inadequate to compensate for the hardships of service conditions.   Rupees one thousand MSP for the PBORs is grossly inadequate.  An authorization of MSP prospectively is totally unjustified. Not extending the benefit of MSP to officers of the rank of Maj Gen and above does not stand to any logic.
 
2.   The recommendations of 6th Pay Commission are very harsh and we all feel very hurt and anguished..  A committee consisting of Defence, Home & Finance Secretaries to review the recommendations in respect of the armed forces personnel is likely to be an eye wash.   We the veteran soldiers therefore need to rise to the occasion and collectively take up the issue with the Govt.    
 
3.  In order to project our views on the 6th Pay Commission recommendations, it is proposed to hold a demonstration at INDIA GATE on 27 April 2008 from 11 AM to        2 PM.  We, all the Ex-Servicemen of India MUST reach the venue to make the demonstration a success. 
 
4.  The Government has failed to meet our genuine demands.  Therefore, it should be the bounded duty of all Ex-Servicemen to join in at this hour of our needs and put up to the Govt, a collective voice of all Defence Services Personnel serving and veterans to press for our genuine demands.  Must reach India Gate at 11 AM on 27 April 2008.
       With regards,
 
                                                                                                Maj Gen Satbir Singh, SM
                                                                                                Senior Vice President 
                                                                                                Ex-Servicemen Organisation
                                                                                                (ESMO)
                                                                                          (0 9312404269, 0124 – 2461416)