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Friday, December 11, 2009

Return of Medals by Ex-servicemen and officers

Retired soldiers and officers have returned their medals during last few years. Nine cardboard boxes full of medals have been received. In protest against non-acceptance of their demands of ‘One Rank, One Pension’. Although the ‘One Rank One Pension’ demand has not been accepted, keeping in view the spirit of the matter, the committee constituted has recommended substantial improvement in pension of pre Jan 01, 2006 PBOR pensioners and bring pre October 10, 1997 pensioners on par with post October 10, 1997 pensioners
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in written reply to Shri Shivanand Tiwari and Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad in Rajya Sabha today.