Letter to PM dated 06 Jun 2014 – a reply from MoD dated 01 Apr 2015
On 6th June 2014, I had written a detailed letter (Ref No. SYS/10525/Armed Forces) to the Prime Minister on the following (attaching documentary evidence): –
(i) Rank Pay Matter
(ii) MoD’s appeals against decisions of Courts and AFTs
(iii) OROP – delays in implementation
(iv) NFU, and
(v) Reimbursing expenditure on medical facilities to ESM in emergencies when abroad.
The PMO sent the petition on 17 Jul 14 to the Secretary, MoD as stated in reply to a RTI application dated 12th August 2014.
In a reply dated 17 Oct 14, the PMO stated that the petition had been sent to MoD and that I should obtain the reply from MoD.
On 28 Oct 14, the MoD stated that it had not received the petition from the office of the PM and further, Central registry of MoD has also stated that they have not received the PMO reference.
My RTI appeal was also dismissed.
But it appears that MoD has once again been economical with the truth as corroborated by the reply received today, 16 Apr 15 and re-produced below:
Dy No. 807/2015-D (Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi, the 1st April, 2015
Subject: Representation from Air Marshal (retd) S Y Savur on the various issues related to Defence Services personnel
Please refer to your letter No. SYS/10525/Armed Forces dated 6th June, 2014 received through D (Pay/Services) ID No. 1(1)/2015/D (Pay/Services) dated 18th March 2015 on the above mentioned subject.
2. D (Pen/Pol) is concerned with para 1 (iv) OROP. The principle of One Rank One Pension for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the Government. The modalities for implementation were discussed with various stakeholders and are presently under consideration of the Government. It will be implemented once the modalities are approved by the Government.
Under Secretary (Pen/Pol)
Copy alongwith letter under reference (with enclosures) for appropriate action to: –
(i) D (Pen/Legal) in r/o para 1 (iii)
(ii) D (WE) in r/o para 1 (v)