Thursday, November 19, 2015
Straddling the fence
This refers to " Time for Govt to resolve OROP row amicably" by Vinay Kumar (Nov.17, FPJ). The leaders consider that all is not well with the government's offer in its notification (Nov 17, 2015). But, is it not too much to demand for revision equalisation of pension every year ?
The leaders are well aware that no country in the world has annual revision of pension. They should honourably accept the government's offer to update pension once in five years instead of once in ten years along with revision of scales of pay of serving employees.
Majority of the military personnel, after retirement, take up jobs in other organisations. A good number of them get promotions. All on reaching superannuation age, retire with 'second pension' and / or other superannuation benefits.
The government on its part must agree to grant OROP to personnel retiring voluntarily.
R.G. Nakhate, FPJ, 19-11-2015.