THE PLAN AT DELHI From: satbir singh Date: 13 Apr 2008 10:24 Subject: Demonstration By Ex-Servicemen: Sixth Pay Commission

Dear Friends, 1. An open letter to all exservicemen to participate in a Demonstration at India Gate on 27 April 2008 from 11 AM to 2 PM to express our anguish on the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission is enclosed. (Appended below). May I request you all to attend the event positively and encourage other friends in your organizations to participate to request the Govt to meet our genuine 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/covered 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 Rashtriya Sainik Sansatha. 3 Col BK Sharma, President Retired Defence Officer Association. 4.Admiral Harinder Singh (Retd), President Navy Foundation Delhi Chapter. 5 Col Mangat Shankar, President Veteran Defences Forces Group. 6. Lt Gen AKS Chouhan(Retd), President Sainik 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, Chairman 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 a 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)