Politicians + Bureaucrats vs Soldiers

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  1. AnantS

    AnantS Senior Member Senior Member

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    Lets use this thread to track insults, injustice heaped upon soldiers by their own govt. Lets start this thread by pasting news from vibrant Gujrat. Now from this news, it seems great insult is being heaped on soldiers. One feels that State govt should at-least give compensation equivalent to civilians. From state govt perspective, with OROP in picture, so they want to reduce the compensation and save money. But what about Jawans from BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB who are not covered by OROP? Why are they being rough shoded ?

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...martyrs-to-Rs-1-lakh/articleshow/50937290.cms

    New Gujarat government policy proposes to cap compensation for martyrs to Rs 1 lakh

    AMEDABAD: The Gujarat government has proposed capping the compensation to be given to those soldiers of the Army or paramilitary forces who die in the line of duty to Rs 1 lakh. And if any braveheart soldier dies unmarried, the amount will be reduced to Rs 50,000.

    The home department of Gujarat government issued a controversial resolution to this effect on February 3 which also states that the compensation to be given to those soldiers who are left disabled by more than 50 per cent will be Rs 50,000.

    With this, the compensation amount to be given out by the Gujarat government now becomes less than two month salary of a state legislator. Ironically, the state government gives compensation of Rs 4 lakh to those civilians who die in natural disaster or due to police firing or lathicharge.

    Some of the other highlights of the proposed policy note are:

    1. Rs 1 lakh in case of death, Rs 1000 monthly pension to the wife of martyr till she lives or marries again.

    2. The government will pay Rs 500 per month to the children (maximum two) of the martyr till the age of 25 or completion of education.

    3. A monthly pension of Rs 500 to the parents of the martyr

    4. Rs 1000 monthly pension to the soldier in case of disability




    5. If the martyr is unmarried, than the government will pay Rs 50,000 and Rs 500 monthly pension to the parents

     
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  3. prasadr14

    prasadr14 Regular Member

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    It's not a unique phenomenon to India.

    This is the way most countries treat their soldiers.

    Not justifying - saying the fact.
    That said, GOI and states need to stop the bleeding due to NEGRA and subsidies and cater for soldiers, police and their welfare??
     
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    AnantS Senior Member Senior Member

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    Nope Govt must find way of using NREGA to turn into skilled workforce pool for industries instead of digging graves err holes.
    And no excuse is justifiable for such rough shod treatment to soldiers. For God sake, allowances proposed by state govt would have been laughable at best even in 90's economic scene. Its cruelty in today's times.
    The route is Central and State Govt should affix a single well deserved compensation slabs together with their respective share of their contribution to compensation component. With a clause to revise compensation every 3-5 years according to cost of living.
     

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