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Sea piracy: India to deploy armed commandos onboard vessels

The CISF commandos will travel with the vessels in the Indian Ocean region up to the tip of Somalia, which is prone to piracy incidents, and then re-board an incoming vessel to get back to their base in India

 
New Delhi: Indian merchant vessels plying in piracy-infested waters will soon have armed security of commandos from Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) as the government has begun framing rules of engagement for this contingent, reports PTI.
 
The Centre has given a green signal to the paramilitary force to train about 100 of its troops with the Navy's Special Forces squad, called Marine Commandos (MARCOS), to undertake long-haul deployment and amphibious operations in the high seas.
 
Sources privy to the development said the Union Law Ministry, in consultation with the Home Ministry, is finalising the Standard Operating Procedures for these squads which will deployed onboard ships and would be equipped with specialised long range weapons.
 
"The rules of engagement as notified under the international maritime laws are being looked into and will be prepared before the first CISF squads are deployed onboard these vessels," they said.
 
The squads are expected to be deployed by this year-end, they added.
 
The CISF squads will travel with the vessels in the Indian Ocean region up to the tip of Somalia, which is prone to piracy incidents, and then re-board an incoming vessel to get back to their base in India.
 
A five-member security detachment including a commander will be deployed onboard these ships.
 
At present several vessels, sailing with Indian flags, are relying on security agencies employing foreign nationals in piracy-infested waters.
 

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Fauji bhaiyonko gussa kyon aata hai? Why ex-servicemen are angry?

In a mail to fellow veterans, Col Balakrishnan says the men in uniform, due to constraints of discipline, can't come out with truths against the government. And, the ex-servicemen are spread thinly all over the country, without any central organisation to speak of. So, the government is having a field day with half truths and white lies over “one rank one pension”. This mail was written on 25th September

Hi All,

 

This mail is mainly addressed to my friends in the civil street. You must have seen in all the TV channels last night and read in today’s newspapers as to how the government has “ANNOUNCED A BONANZA OF Rs2,300 CRORE TO THE FAUJI BHAIES” by granting them the long pending demands of OROP (One Rank, One Pension). Nothing can be further from the truth. I shall just high light a few points, since typing with five thumbs is a problem for me…

 

1 .The Genesis

The Sixth Central Pay Commission (SCPC) ruled that the pensions should be fixed at 50% of the “MINIMUM OF THE RANK IN THE PAY BAND, CORRESPONDING”. Instead of doing that, the wily babus at the ministry of defence (MOD), in cahoots with their counterparts in the finance ministry, placed the pensions of  ex-servicemen (ESM) at 50% of the “MINIMUM OF THE PAY BAND, CORRESPONDING”. Since, all the officers from Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col), Colonel, Brigadier and Major Generals were in the same Pay Band-4, it meant all these officers were placed similarly at the bottom of  this pay band for pension fixation!

 

Imagine four different ranks and grades of officers drawing the same pension, irrespective of the differences in length of service and ranks! The only difference in their pensions was due to the differences in their Grade Pays. So, for example the brigadier just got Rs100 more than a colonel, as pension! Such cock-eyed fixing was a miracle of illogic created by the Babus! With such wrong action by the government, the demand for OROP gained momentum.

 

2. OROP

This is a long pending demand of ESM, since 1982. Since the service conditions of Army are different (like 92% of soldiers retire between ages of 35 and 42 and the remaining 8%—the JCOs like Subedars—retiring before 45 years of age, in order to keep the young age profile  of the Army), there will be at least five CPCs in the life of an ESM. With every new CPC, he gets shunted further down than his serving brethren or the recently retired men. As a result, there are many families wherein a retired Subedar (now around 70 years old) getting much lesser pension than his grandson who retired recently from the same army as a Sepoy! It sounds ridiculous. But, it happens in our MBM, thanks to the short-sightedness and mean mindedness of our officialdom. There are many more such reasons /instances. But, due to my limitations, I omit them here. Hence, the demand for “Same Pension For Same Rank” persons who retired with the same length of service, irrespective of date of retirement. (That is the gist of OROP).

 

Two Cabinet committees found these to be correct and implementable. But, like a jinxed case, in both instances the governments fell just before the final decisions were implemented. The wily babus then held the sway! ‘FILES’ were ‘REOPENED’ with the implied delays. All major parties flaunt this concept of OROP in their manifestoes to win over the ESM before the elections and then forget it. Many parliamentary, all-party committees (the latest was in January 2012) too recommended the implementation of OROP. But, the Babudom is hell-bent on denying this. And, since our politicians are dependent on the babus to rule as well as make black money, the actual implementation never happened. The latest drama is what happened yester day.

 

3. Comparison of Grade pay with Civil Services

When I became an army officer in June 1965, my basic was Rs450 compared to the basic of Rs400 for IAS at entry level. This historical advantage has remained even now at entry level. But, at every stage of Central Pay Commission (CPC) from 3rd CPC onwards, the Army got short-changed. And, the bureaucracy with their wily ways, increased their own remunerations and perks, while cutting down those of others, including the Army Officers. For example, all of them (IAS) become joint secretary (they equals it with a Major General) and more than 90% become additional secretary (equal to Lt General) while less than 9% and 2.5% army officers reach these levels, due to the pyramid nature of Army's hierarchy.

 

To overcome this, a running pay band of pay suggested was vetoed by the babus till the 6th CPC. Also, in the latest CPC, they introduced the concept of Non Functional Up-gradation (NFU) for themselves, where in all Gp A Central Govt Officers (like IRS, IA&AS, IPS etc) pick up the same grade (and hence pay and perks) within two years of his course mates in the IAS picking up a grade. For example, an IAS chap becomes a joint secretary in 18 years of service. So all central government officers draw the pay and allowances of a joint secretary within 20 years of service, even if there is no vacant official position for him to occupy! Funny, eh? Yes, it is a loot of the innocent taxpayer’s money! 

 

Now, this NFU has been denied for the Army officers on the spacious plea, that they do not fall into Gp A Services. This has resulted in degradation of the status (and not just pay) of Army officers vis- a-vis other central government officers in recent years. Also, at 20 years of service, the best Army officer is still sweating out as a colonel. At best he may get promoted to the next rank of brigadier after 27 years and to major general with 31-32 years of service. Due to the pyramid nature of hierarchy, this is a given norm. But, the steps to nullify this disadvantage through a running pay bands and NFUs are NOT sanctioned by the government (read the powerful babus!).

 

4. False Propaganda

The babus are at their Goebbelsian best in spreading false hood and use words to tide over inconvenient facts. The Press Information Bureau (PIB) hand-out, issued last night, starts with the news that the ex-servicemen had a long pending demand for OROP, wherein the demand was made for similar pension for soldiers who have retired in the same rank with the same years of service, irrespective of the date of retirement. Of course, this is a fact and the truth. In the very next sentence, they say that the Cabinet has decided to sanction Rs2,300 crore to improve the benefits to the ex-servicemen (ESM). That too is a fact. What the fork-tongued, present day Goebbels have done is that they have smoothly disconnected the two sentences. If a casual reader tends to assume that this amount is to fulfil the demand for OROP, he can’t be faulted. At the same time, the babus have not said any lie! They have only, deliberately confused a layman! While not doing anything to grant the much abused OROP!

 

5. No Government Largesse

Again, the PIB is artfully concealing the truth here. There have been judgements by two different Armed Forces Tribunals (deemed to be equivalent to high courts) against the orders of the government, subsequent to the 6th CPC. Also, the FULL BENCH of the CAT has passed a judgement last year against the stupid government order on fixing of pension at 50% of the MINIMUM OF PAY IN THE PAY BAND instead of 50% of the RANK PAY in the band. The announcement of yesterday’s decision of the cabinet is an offshoot of these three adverse judicial judgements against the government. However, there is not even a mention of this fact in the government announcement. On the other hand, they make it appear as if they did this because their hearts bleed for the “Fauji Bhais”. I have never seen such a lot of shameless frauds, as herein.

 

6. Not Exclusive to Army

Three out of the four orders issued are relevant to both the men in uniform and the civilians. While no one will grudge this equal sharing of benefits, what grates is the presentation that this is something exclusive to the ‘Faujis’.  The only concession now, which is not applicable to civilian counter parts, is the one on dual pensions. Since, the jawans retire at around 35 years of age, many of them find jobs on retirement. And, once they retire from the second job, there was a restriction on him drawing a second pension. That he worked for and earned it does not matter to the stone-hearted babus. This anomaly has been now removed, with the rulings of yesterday. Since a central government employee retires at around 58-60 years, this rule of double pension is NOT applicable to him, in any case!

 

7. Lack of Funds

Another excuse of the government is “lack of funds” whenever any benefit for the ESM is talked about. The irony is that when the Rs2,300 crore expenditure for “Fauji Bhais” was talked of as the latest BONANZA, in the same breath, the government announced Rs7,400 crore as expenses for additional DA to all the government employees and Rs2 lakh crore for the State Electricity Boards. Not to mention the lakhs of crores of rupees wasted/stolen in the various scams. Just sheer misleading duplicity of the babudom!

 

8. Disconnect between the Government and the Military

It is a very disturbing fact that presently, there is a lot of disconnect between the babus and the men in uniform—the two vital organs of the government. The efforts of the babus to deny men in uniform their rightful place in decision making is not the only cause. The mean-minded manipulations of the babus in recent years while dealing with cases of status and pay, only lead to loss of faith in this category. In my days, we used to blindly repose our faith in the ‘SARKAR’. But, with the advent of RTI and information explosion, the young and the old in uniform can no more be fooled. And, when there is opaqueness in dealings, the nation will finally suffer. A very disturbing thought, though.

 

To sum up, what the government sanctioned yesterday is nowhere near the OROP demand of the ESM. They just undid the harm they did earlier by wrongly putting everyone at the bottom of the respective pay bands, for fixation of pensions! Interestingly, no babu has been either identified or punished for this blooming mistake! Also, why should the pensioners be penalised in terms of lesser pensions received since January 2006 for the mistakes of the babudom? The date for the new pension will be fixed for a future date, as per newspaper reports. There is no mention about the pension lost for the last seven years! The silence of the lambs can be misleading many a time.

 

Well, I am sending the above few lines to my friends in the civil services to make them wise about the ground realities. The men in uniform, due to constraints of discipline, can’t come out with truths against the government. And, the ESM are spread thinly all over the country, without any central organisation to speak of. So, the government is having a field day with half truths and white lies. This is my humble and limited effort to give the “Other Side” of the story to my friends, the thinking citizens of the nation.

 

Now, you know "Fauji Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai"!

 

Regards,

Colonel (Retd) N K Balakrishnan

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COMMENTS

crmohanraj

4 years ago

My posting was three weeks ago. Mr Sumit wakes up a day ago and tries to be at his offensive best with matching rudeness. Where was the need for such language?

Two wrongs do not make one right.
Giving NFU to civilian officers is wrong. That is my point.That wrong should not be made right by repeating it to military officers.

I rest my case.

Regards

Mohan Raj

sumit shrivastava

4 years ago

@crmohanraj

sumit shrivastava

sumit shrivastava 2 seconds ago in reply to crmohanraj

I have just now explained the exact funda.. still i'll repeat it so that even you can grasp it with your intellect...

if every defence officer has a chance of promotion, he won't even crib about NFU... But while the Civil babus are looting the tax payers money by getting NFU in spite of not working, even the sincerest defence officers get left behind because while EVERY IAS (and hence others consequently) gets promoted to Jt Secretary rank in 18 years, even the sincerest and most excellent army/ navy/ IAF officer can think of getting the equivalent rank of major General in 31-32 years only!!! IS THIS FAIR???

moreover, the remaining 95 out of 100 military officers who don't get promoted are not useless!!! its just that there are no more vacancies!!! and they still are expected to work at their current rank till they retire!!! so tell me, why will you work at 30 years of service if u are still getting the pay and perks of 15 years of service!!! YES YES, ICAN HEAR YOUR WHINING,and will answer you!!! thats why the best defence officers are leaving the services and going towards private sector!!!

and who's the real loser?? the country called India!!

and you still have the face to come here and argue for the sake of it????

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BISWAJIT KUMAR SINGH

In Reply to sumit shrivastava 4 years ago

I assume you are a serving officer and so ask you why are you advocating 6 effective promotions for the defence Officers in 20-23 years whereas the jawans under your overall SUPERVISION get only 3 promotions averagely in 20-23 years..... Who will advocate for their cause because they can,t owing to them being under purview of Colonial Armed Forces Acts.... Please reply Mr. Stupid Shriva...sorry...sorry...Mr. Sumit Shrivastava.....

sumit shrivastava

4 years ago

I found some really stupid points put forward by Mr Biswajit kumar Singh who, as I can make out, is a disgruntled ex-IAF airman!!
Ok, let me ask you a simple question.. why does a software engineer sitting as the supervisor in an IT firm get more pay than an IT professional who is ACTUALLY doing the CODING??
The answer explains your stupidity of advocacy.. An IAF Tech Officer is responsible for over all function and flying capability as well as fighting capability of the fighter! while, a technician will at most be in charge of one specific part!! so who do u think deserves more tech pay??

similarly, does a pilot, who goes for actual combat, deserve more MSP or an airman sitting and doing maintenance?? as per your own ideas every sailor/airman sitting in support locations doesnt deserve MSP!!!

NOw regarding NFU!! no military officer will ever ask for NFU if he has a chance of getting promotion... just compare-- every IAS becomes Jt Secretary in 18 years, while the 4-5 best army officers out of 100 become Major General (equivalent rank) in 31 years!! IN WHICH WORLD IS THIS FAIR??? moreover, do u really feel that the other 94 army officers were useless??? NO SIR!!! its just that they were not as "excellent" as the top 6!!! its something similar to top 6 students in a class getting promoted to next class, while the remaining 94 are failed, IRRESPECTIVE of their marks!!!

so its high time for GOI, babus, and delusioned people like u to wake up !!!

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BISWAJIT KUMAR SINGH

In Reply to sumit shrivastava 4 years ago

Thanx for making out SOMETHING about me and that too wrongly... and that only hinted me what will follow from you... The same nonsense has been tried to be put forth again after one months..... as put up by Mr Ravindran about one months earliar.... I never advocated for pay parity but for a PROPORTIONAL RAISE OF PAY.... Can you now understand????
2. Where did I tell that a technical officer should not get more technical allowance than jawan rank technician????

3. Does one admin /logistics /technical officer also gets involved in the actual combat more than a jawan???? Thereby, you agree that a jawan involved in actual combat should get more MSP than admin/logistic branch officer..... and here lies the problem... and that is why.. I hath advocated that MSP should have been independent of RANK.... If a pilot getting involved in actual combat deserves more MSP, then for the same reason the jawan at forward posts should have been ewarded accordingly, greater than the officers sitting and doing nothing except signing documents at base...

so its high time for Defence officers doing nothing and crying meaninglessly and full time making misuse of internet arena for promoting your malafide selfishness to wake up !!!! so that your civil counterparts are in a position to justify atleast to their conscience to give you anything more than the current entitlement....

BISWAJIT KUMAR SINGH

4 years ago

Thank God... Mr. P M Ravindran is simply a commenter in this post and I pray he does not get anywhere closer to the decision making lots who decides the pay and perks of the Armed Forces personnel.....

Or I can guess a hypothetical situation wherein he would have awarded 10000 per month TECHNICAL ALLOWANCE to Armed Forces officers of Flying branch and Rs 2000 per month TECHNICAL ALLOWANCE to the Technician and Fitter trade Jawans who do actually carry out the technical jobs.....

And not to stop only at this.... When asked,,,,, be it allowed to the Officer whatever amount it is,why the Technician and Fitter trade Jawans has been given TECH Allowance of only 20 per cent of the officer of the flying branch??? he will reply PREZ AND CLERK CAN NOT BE PAID EQUALLY.......Ha Ha ha....

BISWAJIT KUMAR SINGH

4 years ago

@ Mr. P M Ravindran

You are welcome to counter specifically any point of my comment. I would be more than happy to reply. I have put forth my points which are more a fact than opinion unlike yours.... Please counter any of the facts... And also please do not try to impose your inability to understand the point or wishful ignorance of the same on the other readers....

Nowhere I did make a point for equal pay irrespective of the job description. The point I made out was that the one getting more exposure to the hardships has been denied the legitimate dues....

As per your statement, I understand that you are having the idea that before 6th CPC, the Prez and a clerk were getting paid equally and this anamoly has been done away with in the 6th CPC.... Then I need not to say anything more on your comment.....

I can't help a sponsored biased mind hell bent to carry out a propaganda to mislead/keep in dark the civilian citizens of the actual state of the defence forces of his/her country....

I can understand the reasons behind Mr. P M Ravindran's wishful generalisation of the specific points.... It was simply to dilute the stakes claimed in my comment... It is more than easy to guess the job profile to which he might belong.... And his childish comments work as a hint in this guessing job....

His comments do clear all doubts about one thing atleast.... either it gives the idea of comprehension level of his lot and thereby the dues they deserve OR about the ways his lot keeps their interests over and above everything.....

I would like to reiterate that the point so taken up in my earliar comment was not that of the comparison of pay of prez and clerk and also I never so demanded that both be equalised... What I put down was that the pay increase for the LDC(refer Jawans) was 1.5 times whereas for the UDC(refer Officers) was 4.5 times..... Is this justified.....

Mr. P M Ravindran rightly mentioned one criteria as job description in his last line..... Yes, and owing to this criteria only I hath demanded atleast equal MSP for the Jawans if not more, lest it starts hurting the obvious lot's ego......

There is further contradictory mindset of Mr PMRavindran getting exposed in his 7 line comment itself.... He doesnot remain comfortable with comparison of Jawans n Officers of our Armed forces when they both are supposed to be paid for say xyz renumeration and simply rubbishes it by astronomically escalating the comparison as to between Prez and a clerk and gives the impression that I hath tried to draw comparison between something uncomparable..... but to moot forward his point of view, tries to play the hip hop by comparing once to the IAS and then to the MLAs....

Are the job profile and
administrative power and
perks and
undeclared luxuries out of the taxpayer and
moral responsibilities

AND ABOVE ALL
the available remedial options available to the common man to detect and punish and prevent any unethical act/omission of these three classes 1.Armed Forces Officers 2.IAS and 3. MLAs comparable????

The reader is free to decide whose comments can be declared summarily as a crap.....

Narasimha Pingili

4 years ago

It's a shame the way we treat our serving and retired armed forces personnel. They are putting their lives on the line for the protection of the country. That is more than what we can say of the babus. I am sure a lot of the babus will be willing to work for no pay so long as they can occupy their chair. Since the babus are deciding the fate of our armed forces personnel, the armed forces should be authorized to fix the service conditions of the babus.

By the way, I am not an armed forces person nor do I have any relatives in the armed forces.

P.N.Reddy

crmohanraj

4 years ago

Talking about Non-Functional Upgradation Col. Bala states "So all central government officers draw the pay and allowances of a joint secretary within 20 years of service, even if there is no vacant official position for him to occupy! Funny, eh? Yes, it is a loot of the innocent taxpayer’s money!"

In the next para he advocates the same loot for the Armed Forces saying "Now, this NFU has been denied for the Army officers on the spacious plea, that they do not fall into Gp A Services. This has resulted in degradation of the status (and not just pay) of Army officers vis- a-vis other central government officers in recent years".

Paying some one for non functioning, non-performance is sheer idiocy.It is doubtless a plunder and a loot.This must stop and amount already paid should be recovered, if possible.

Instead of advocating the same to his brethren in arms I wish he exposed the illegitimacy of such a payment to Civilians and fought for withdrawal of that immediately.

No one deserves to be paid for what he did not work for and earn.

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sumit shrivastava

In Reply to crmohanraj 4 years ago

I have just now explained the exact funda.. still i'll repeat it so that even you can grasp it with your intellect...

if every defence officer has a chance of promotion, he won't even crib about NFU... But while the Civil babus are looting the tax payers money by getting NFU in spite of not working, even the sincerest defence officers get left behind because while EVERY IAS (and hence others consequently) gets promoted to Jt Secretary rank in 18 years, even the sincerest and most excellent army/ navy/ IAF officer can think of getting the equivalent rank of major General in 31-32 years only!!! IS THIS FAIR???

moreover, the remaining 95 out of 100 military officers who don't get promoted are not useless!!! its just that there are no more vacancies!!! and they still are expected to work at their current rank till they retire!!! so tell me, why will you work at 30 years of service if u are still getting the pay and perks of 15 years of service!!! YES YES, ICAN HEAR YOUR WHINING,and will answer you!!! thats why the best defence officers are leaving the services and going towards private sector!!!

and who's the real loser?? the country called India!!

and you still have the face to come here and argue for the sake of it????

Dhoop Yukta

4 years ago

The logic presented in this article is self-contradictory.

On the one hand Col N K Balakrishnan (Retd.) complains, "Imagine four different ranks and grades of officers drawing the same pension, irrespective of the differences in length of service and ranks!"

On the other, the article states, "Also, at 20 years of service, the best Army officer is still sweating out as a colonel. At best he may get promoted to the next rank of brigadier after 27 years and to major general with 31-32 years of service. Due to the pyramid nature of hierarchy, this is a given norm. But, the steps to nullify this disadvantage through a running pay bands and NFUs are NOT sanctioned by the government.."

If the Govt granted NFFU and the pensions became the same for different ranks, what would happen to the first argument or complaint in the article that the pensions are equal for different ranks and length of service?

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Bidyut Chatterjee

In Reply to Dhoop Yukta 4 years ago

Not clear about what this gentleman wants to state

Ved

4 years ago

My Grand Daughter , 8 years, in the USA asked me ' Was Gandhi an Indian ' , I said ' Yes ' , ; She made me dumb Bound by the next question, ' Why an Indian shot an Indian '. I had no answer. Ved

Bidyut Chatterjee

4 years ago

Someone, probably with a defense back ground, rattled a story he heard from a disgruntled neighbour. The neighbour could have been a member of the Air Force and possibly very close to the person he heard the story from.

P M Ravindran

4 years ago

Kudos to Col Balakrishnan for clearing some malicious propaganda by the treacherous politician-bureaucrat combine.

While RTI has revealed that the babu (read IAS or Indian Assholes on Strike Service)is at best a third rate clerk or worse than the worst anti-nationalist otherwise, the politician too cannot be pardoned for ignorance. I have with me the orders of the Govt of Kerala granting pension to MLAs. It says Rs 6000/- for all MLAs with LESS than 2 years service and goes upto 10,000/- for one who has served a full term. And there after an additional amount of Rs 500/- for every additional year as MLA! And it applies to the equally to the MLA who retired first, years ago as much as to the most recently retired MLA!

What Biswajit Kumar Singh has written is all crap and should be dismissed as such. But I shall agree with him if everyone on govt payroll- from the Prez to the Village office clerk were to be paid equally irrespective of their job description, working hours etc.

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BISWAJIT KUMAR SINGH

In Reply to P M Ravindran 4 years ago

@ Mr. P M Ravindran

You are welcome to counter specifically any point of my comment. I would be more than happy to reply. I have put forth my points which are more a fact than opinion unlike yours.... Please counter any of the facts... And also please do not try to impose your inability to understand the point or wishful ignorance of the same on the other readers....

Nowhere I did make a point for equal pay irrespective of the job description. The point I made out was that the one getting more exposure to the hardships has been denied the legitimate dues....

As per your statement, I understand that you are having the idea that before 6th CPC, the Prez and a clerk were getting paid equally and this anamoly has been done away with in the 6th CPC.... Then I need not to say anything more on your comment.....

I can't help a sponsored biased mind hell bent to carry out a propaganda to mislead/keep in dark the civilian citizens of the actual state of the defence forces of his/her country....

I can understand the reasons behind Mr. P M Ravindran's wishful generalisation of the specific points.... It was simply to dilute the stakes claimed in my comment... It is more than easy to guess the job profile to which he might belong.... And his childish comments work as a hint in this guessing job....

His comments do clear all doubts about one thing atleast.... either it gives the idea of comprehension level of his lot and thereby the dues they deserve OR about the ways his lot keeps their interests over and above everything.....

I would like to reiterate that the point so taken up in my earliar comment was not that of the comparison of pay of prez and clerk and also I never so demanded that both be equalised... What I put down was that the pay increase for the LDC(refer Jawans) was 1.5 times whereas for the UDC(refer Officers) was 4.5 times..... Is this justified.....

Mr. P M Ravindran rightly mentioned one criteria as job description in his last line..... Yes, and owing to this criteria only I hath demanded atleast equal MSP for the Jawans if not more, lest it starts hurting the obvious lot's ego......

There is further contradictory mindset of Mr PMRavindran getting exposed in his 7 line comment itself.... He doesnot remain comfortable with comparison of Jawans n Officers of our Armed forces when they both are supposed to be paid for say xyz renumeration and simply rubbishes it by astronomically escalating the comparison as to between Prez and a clerk and gives the impression that I hath tried to draw comparison between something uncomparable..... but to moot his point of view, tries to play the hip hop by comparing once to the IAS and then to the MLAs.... The reader is free to decide whose comments can be declared summarily as a crap.....

BISWAJIT KUMAR SINGH

4 years ago

I do not at all agree to the reasons cited by this retired officer as to FAUJI KO GUSSA KYON AATA HAI?

This angst is not of the common fauji but of an Armed Forces officer who has through out his whole service been privileaged to enjoy out of the taxpayers money for no reason....

Real fauji, who is of jawan ranks, gets angry for the reason that the current actual situation of a Jawan Rank in the Armed Forces is starkly against all his realms and fancies whatsoever,which he mared of before joining, and equally aginst what his civil counterparts have an image of....
The draconian, supressive, opressive Armed Forces Acts and Instruction have been derived mainly from provisions of the those prevailing during English diktat. And this is no secret that the purpose of those laws was not to ensure the good of this country, but to ensure that the Officers(majority English) hath an undeniable legal upper hand against the Jawans(mostly Indians) in each and every circumstance and in each and every way, alongwith the icing over the cake as.... the treatment conferred was legally tenable and fair.

Nothing has changed.... Except for the digits of the years from 1947 to 2012. No one even tried to draft a new Air Force Act for our country after independence. The Air Force Act 1942 repeat 1942 is what is still applicable in OUR Indian Air Force till date. There has been, no doubts, some amendments but it is no more than a child's play to guess what changes would have been made through the amendments enacted by the officers itself. Will anybody concede to do away with his powers???? I will not atleast....

This opression in the name of defence and secrecy make a Fauji angry by psyche.

Now let me come to the current financial topic deliberated upon by this Retd Colonel---. Before 6th CPC, the starting salary of the highest jawan rank to say Master Warrant Officer of Air Force was greater than that of the lowest officer rank of Air Force i.e Flying Officer.The current scenario is that the the lowest officer rank draws more pay,that too approximately double than the highest jawan rank. How come this blunder creeped in and no officer could take an observation of this? Wherer was the sense of logic and comprehension and the vocabulory of this retired colonel at that point of time???? What is more important here to note is that how come no voice was raised from any corner of the defence by the affected? I will clear. Owing to the fear of the same Acts and Rules which will be unilaterally implied upon the person raising this point treating it as anything punishable which is deemed fit by the military administration. These Acts and Rules are the one and only reason the massive corruption of the Armed Forces of our country is summarily and swiftly sweeped inside the carpet and this fauji's civil counterparts take the logics for his angst as really for the reasons as suggested by this Retd Colonel.

In the 6th CPC, there was a financial recognition to the services of defence personnel as Military service Pay MSP. Intrinsically, rewarded additionally to what the civil counterparts in the same grade pay get, for the reasons of the hardships faced by the defence personnel which are not naturally common as compared to any civil job. Those hardships need not be elaborated for being a matter of common sense of any mature citizen and for the same reason it need not be emphasised/justified in detail also that those hardships get inflicted to the Jawans more than the Officers. How come then that the Armed Forces Officers were awarded 6000 p.m and the Jawans 2000 p.m only.. Don't you feel Mr. Retd Colonel that this amount was to be unanimously same for all personnel? Or do you logic that for the reason anybody getting more qualified gets paid more for his job so for the same reason the cost of hardships faced by a human be accounted for at differential rates? How come this blunder creeped in and no officer could take an observation of this? Wherer was the sense of logic and comprehension and the vocabulory of this retired colonel at that point of time???? What is more important here to note is that how come no voice was raised from any corner of the defence by the affected? I will clear. Owing to the fear of the same Acts and Rules which will be unilaterally implied upon the person raising this point treating it as anything punishable which is deemed fit by the military administration.

My dear RESPECTED retd Colonel Sir.... the points as such are enormous. These will pich you and your in service counterparts to the extent that may be I will be tried to be FIXED. madhumakkhi ke cchhattey me haath mat daliye. Be content with the respect which Indian citizens are conferring unto you. Don't let a fauji's repute be marred as this lot is not a diehard fan of money. if the reason of you joining the defence was Desh Sewa, be happy if you are getting sufficient enough to make a decent living, like the jawan's do.... Like you also have made them do while you were in service,I guess. May be , you didn't....

REPLY

Abdul

In Reply to BISWAJIT KUMAR SINGH 4 years ago

i must say, not at all bad!!!
Biswajit Singh has made some hard points, though not entirely correct. those who have seen combat from close quarters, know that there is difference between the way an officer chooses to embrace danger, voluntarily, is different from the way a Jawan faces it, as an order. Not withstanding this, there is lot which needs to be improved for the jawans.

BISWAJIT KUMAR SINGH

In Reply to Abdul 4 years ago

Mr. Abdul is factually incorrect..... The Officer also embraces the danger upon orders only.... otherwise why not the officers of our defence forces have still decided to settle scores with China's mischiefs..... Even if I agree with youur viewpoint, who is subjected to more hardship.... The one who may or may not decide to face the danger OR the one who has compulsorily to face the danger???? Now decide, what should have been the ratio of MSP awarded to the officers and jawan ranks......

Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri remembered on their birth anniversaries

India fondly remembered and paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversaries

New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi was on Tuesday fondly remembered with President Pranab Mukherjee leading the nation in paying homage to the Father of the Nation on the occasion of his 143rd birth anniversary, reports PTI.

 

President Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and senior BJP leader LK Advani were among the prominent people who visited Gandhi's memorial at Rajghat to offer floral tributes.

 

Other dignitaries who visited Rajghat included Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Defence Minister A K Antony and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

 

An all-religion prayer was held at Rajghat. The favourite hymns of Gandhi were also played at the function.

 

In Parliament House, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar led MPs in offering floral tributes at the portraits of Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in the Central Hall.

 

Leader of Lok Sabha Sushilkumar Shinde, Leader of the Opposition in the lower house Sushma Swaraj, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and BJP Parliamentary Party leader L K Advani were also present on the occasion.

 

In Haryana, rich tributes were paid to the Father of the Nation and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at a function held at Haryana Raj Bhawan.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Governor Jagannath Pahadia said that Mahatma Gandhi proved that violence and war are no solutions to any problem.

 

He said that late Lal Bahadur Shastri symbolised simplicity, honesty, patriotism and dedication to duty.

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