Accusing the government of failing to redress the grievances of ex-servicemen, BJP president Nitin Gadkari today asked the Prime Minister to set up a separate Pay Commission for defence forces.
In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Gadkari said “a separate pay commission for defence personnel will solve many anomalies, which successive ten yearly pay commissions have handed down to the defence forces personnel.”
He said the “discontentment” should be removed before it “creeps into the serving soldiers and lowers their morale too”.
Demanding early implementation of one rank one pay (OROP), he said despite various statements both inside and outside Parliament by the government, the disparities in pension of ex-servicemen due to their date and year of retirement exist even today.
He said the Sixth Pay Commission has done little to solve the problem.