Sunday, January 24, 2010


From: Vinod Gandhi
Sent: Sun, 24 January, 2010 10:12:18 AM
Subject: Postponement of MEDAL SURRENDER ON 31 JAN 2010; REF MS - 100131

Dear Veterans

This year winter has been very severe in Delhi. The temperatures have plummeted down and fog has reduced the visibility to zero since last many days. Met dept has predicted even worse weather in coming days. In view of this and keeping the age of veterans in mind it has been decided to reschedule the medal surrender rally to a later date. The new date will be announced soon.


Gp Capt VK Gandhi VSM
Gen Sec IESM
L - 48, Sector - 25,
NOIDA. 201301

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ESM sitrep 19 Jan evening

From: raj kadyan
Sent: Tue, 19 January, 2010 8:46:53 PM
Subject: ESM sitrep 19 Jan evening
Dear Colleagues,
Gen Renjen Satbir, Hony Capt Dhir Singh, Hony Lt Pandey, WO Bala and I attended a rally at Bhadurgarh Jan 17. Despite very low temperature and thick fog, the gathering was impressive with ESM have come from far off villages. Veteran Sub Deep Chand had anchored the meeting. Everyone showed determination to continue with the struggle, however long it might have to last.
Calls keep coming in from various corners. Kupwara is regular in communicating. An angry Hav Gurmel called up from Gurdaspur (Pb) showing his frustration at the government’s lack of response. (He is heading an ESM organization that offers full support for IESM). Sub Hari Singh from Hisar calls a few times daily and makes me talk to ESM from different parts of the area. He is remarkably selfless in his approach.
The lowered membership fee period has expired on 15 Jan. Now we are back to the original fee of Rs 500, 200 and 100 for officers, JCOs and Other Ranks respectively.

Best regards,
Lt Gen (Emeritus) Raj Kadyan, PVSM, AVSM, VSM
Chairman IESM

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Letter to President on medal deposit on 31 Jan 2010

Lt Gen Raj Kadyan, PVSM, AVSM, VSM
262, Sector-17A, Gurgaon – 122 001

IESM/Medals/2010 11 January 2010

Smt Pratibha Devi Singh Patil
President and Supreme Commander of Armed Forces
Rashtrapati Bhawan
New Delhi

Dear Hon’ble Supreme Commander,

I write this to convey the dismay and disappointment of the Ex Servicemen on the subject of ‘one rank one pension’ (OROP). Sadly, the government, in their reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on 09 December 2009 have again rejected OROP. The government rejection is stated to be based on the Cabinet Secretary Committee report that has not found OROP feasible on ‘administrative’ grounds. The Committee have of course made some other ameliorative recommendations with respect to pensions, which have yet to be notified by the government. However, though welcome, these address a very small section of the veterans’ population. An average pre-2006 pensioner, who is part of the vast majority, is again left to live with injustice.
The ‘administrative’ grounds preventing acceptance of the old pending demand of OROP have not been spelt out. If the government could remove the dividing line between the pre and post 10.10 1997 pensions, why the same formula cannot apply to the 1.1.2006 dividing line, defies comprehension. This has only added to the consternation of the veterans and has given rise to apprehension that the constitution of the Committee was only an electoral exercise on the eve of the last Parliamentary polls. The quality of the Committee report – which was a mere summary of a few selectively picked up earlier reports rather than breaking any new ground - further leads to the inference that it was merely to support a pre-determined outcome.
We have been repeatedly requesting the Supreme Commander since July 2009 for an audience. This has not materialized. Similar request has been pending for a meeting with the Hon’ble Defence Minister since October 2009. We are thus unaware of government’s ‘administrative’ compulsions that have come in the way of OROP. Noticeably, ‘financial’ grounds that were cited in December 2008 have not been given this time. We are happy to conclude that the country is no longer economically constrained in this regard. It must, therefore, be only a question of priorities where the veterans apparently do not figure. A veteran having been sent home in the prime of his life with inadequate means of sustenance, can only feel exploited and ‘used’.
India must be unique in the world where the veterans have been forced to take to the streets to seek justice. That too, regrettably in a country where the defence forces have played a unique and stellar role in retaining freedom and in maintaining integrity. The demand for OROP is neither bizarre nor huge. It is more psychological in nature to make old pensioners feel that their contribution and services to the country were not inferior to their younger colleagues. In a country that has been involved in five wars and a counter insurgency campaign almost continuously since Independence, such feeling of discrimination cannot be termed out of place.
Under the circumstances the veterans have no choice but to continue with their struggle. They will again be depositing medals – for the sixth time – on Sunday, 31 January 2010 at 2: pm at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. It is requested that instructions be issued for the reception of the medals.
We assure you of our unflinching loyalty to India and of our endeavour to keep the struggle disciplined and dignified.

With best regards,

Yours sincerely,

Lt Gen Raj Kadyan
Copy to:
Dr Manmohan Singh
Hon’ble Prime Minister
South Block
New Delhi – 110 011

Shri AK Antony
Hon’ble Defence Minister
Ministry of Defence
South Block
New Delhi – 110 011

Welcome new IESM members

Dear Member of the Steering Committee,

We welcome the following ESM who joined the IESM family.

Ser No Rank & Name State/Distt Amount (in Rs)

1. Lt. Col CP Chhangani Bodak DEO 2100

2. MCPOI Mumbai 200

3. JWO PV Prabhakar Banglore 40

4. Col Tripathi (only cheque received mem’ship form being sent) 100

5. Col Jaspal Singh Minhas (only cheque received mem’ship form being sent) 600

6. CPL T D Thomas Mumbai 10

7. L Seaman Amarjeet Singh Mumbai 10

8. Henry CPT Desh Raj Chauhan Panchkula/HR 20 (Associate Member)

9. H Lt.Sarwan Kumar Panchkula/HR 20(Associate Member)

10. H/S/Maj Pitamber Singh Panchkula/HR 20(Associate Member)

11. Sub Hemraj Singh Panchkula/HR 20(Associate Member)

12. Sub Kanwar Pal Singh Panchkula/HR 20(Associate Member)

13. Sub Sham Lal Panchkula/HR 20(Associate Member)
14. Sub Ram Kumar Saini Haryana 20(Associate Member)

15. Lt. Gen BS Dhaliwal (PVSM,AVSM) Chandigarh 500

16. Maj Gen JS Lamba Chandigarh 100

17. Lt. Col V K Sharma New Delhi 500

18. Brig R B Singh Chandigarh 100

19. Brig Keshaw Chandra Chandigarh 100

20. Col N K Kakur Chandigarh 100

21. Col SS Grewal Chandigarh 100

22. Col IPS Punia Chandigarh 100

23. Col T R Sehgal Chandigarh 100

24. Col Gurdip Singh Chandigarh 100

25. Lt. Col Amarjit Singh Chandigarh 100

26. Lt. Col JL Kapoor Chandigarh 100

27. Lt. Col GS Sandhu Chandigarh 100

28. Lt. Col JS Multani Chandigarh 100

29. Capt Sukhdev Ahlawat Chandigarh 100

30. Brig Baldev Singh Malhotra Mohali/Punjab 100

31. Brig Kuldip Singh Khatri Mohali/Punjab 100

32. Lt. Col TBS Bed Mohali/Punjab 100

33. Lt. Col Narinder Pal Singh Mohali/Punjab 100

34. Lt. Col Surinder Singh Mohali/Punjab 100

35. Lt. Col Tejinder Singh Sindhu Mohali/Punjab 100

36. Maj Tarvinder Singh Mohali/Punjab 100

37. Brig B S Rajal Panchkula/HR 100

38. Col GS Chadha Panchkula/HR 100

39. Lt. Col ACS Saiadh Panchkula/HR 100

40. Col SK Lamba Panchkula/HR 100

41. Lt. Col SB Morde Pune 100

42. Brig NS Tanwar (AVSM) Panchkula/HR 100

43. WG Cdr FLP Naveen Tanwar Panchkula/HR 100

44. Col GK Sharma Pinjore/HR 100

45. Col SS Dhanoo Mohali/Punjab 100

46. Col Svaraj Chopra Panchkula/HR 100

47. Hav Raj Karan Panchkula/HR 10

48. Hav Rishi Pal Singh Panchkula/HR 10

49. Sgt Jasmer Singh Panchkula/HR 10

50. Hav Udaipal Singh Haryana 10

51. Hav Prem Singh Haryana 10

52. Hav Harpal Singh Panchkula/HR 10

53. Nk Subhash Singh Panchkula/HR 10

54. Nk Bhamfool Singh Panchkula/HR 10

55. Nk Man Singh Panchkula/HR 10

56. Sep Mehar Singh Pill/Haryana 10

57. Sep Laxman Dass Pill/Haryana 10

58. Lt. Col J Nagarajan Chennai 600

59. Sgt Patel Bharatbhai Gujrat 200

60. Sub/H/Capt Zile Singh Khatri Rohtak/Haryana 200

61. Sub/H/Capt Ram Dhan Jhajjar/Haryana 200

62. Nb/Sub Balbir Singh Malik Rohtak/Haryana 200

63. Sub Om Parkash Rathee Jhajjar/Haryana 200

64. Sub Ram Chandar Rathee Jhajjar/Haryana 200

65. Sub Ram Dass Rohtak/Haryana 200

66. N/Sub Krishan Kumar Rotak/Haryana 40

67. Hav Maman Chand Rohtak/Haryana 100

68. Nk Sube Singh Jhajjar/Haryana 100

69. Nk Sahi Ram Khatri Rohtak/Haryana 100

70. Hav Mandrup Singh Jhajjar/Haryana 100

71. Hav Diwan Singh Jhajjar/Haryana 100

72. Brig GK Malik Princeton/NJ 3000

73. Lt. Col BS Chima Noida 100

74. Sgt Puttaswamy P Mysore/K’Natk 100

75. Sgt M N Subramani Mysore/K’Natk 100

76. DO-UCI G.T Bhat Mysore/K’Natk 100

77. Sgt T N Ravishankar Mysore/K’Natk 100

78. PO P.A. Poovaiah Mysore/K’Natk 100

79. Sgt PT Pannappa Mysore/K’Natk 100

80. Nk HN Sunder Mysore/K’Natk 100

81. L.Telegraphist BM Thammayya Mysore/K’Natk 100

82. Mrs. Seethamma W/o Late Biddappa Palachanda Mysore/K’Natk 40

83. Hav KM Subramani Mysore/K’Natk 100

84. Sgt MB Suresh Mysore/K’Natk 100

85. Hav CM Nanaiah Mysore/K’Natk 100

86. JWO R S Bisht Mysore/K’Natk 200

87. Cpt. M H Narasimha Mysore/K’Natk 500

88. Sgt N Navaneeth Pillai Mysore/K’Natk 100

89. Cpl. R Sharif Mysore/K’Natk 100

90. Hav UU Sumaih Mysore/K’Natk 100

91. Hav BS Marilingaial Mysore/K’Natk 100

92. Hav K K Aiyappa Mysore/K’Natk 100

93. Nk Subramani TK Mysore/K’Natk 100

94. Hav Chandra Shekar TH Mysore/K’Natk 100

95. Hav MD Karriappa Mysore/K’Natk 100

96. Col MC Appanna Mysore/K’Natk 500

97. Capt. MA Hussain Mysore/K’Natk 500

98. Lt. Col YNI Anand Mysore/K’Natk 500

99. Col Mohan Lal Chandna Noida 100

100. Brig RC Bhanot Noida 500

101. Col R Narain Noida 100

102. Lt. Col PK Kapur Noida 100

103. Air Cdr. Deepak Agarwal Noida 100

104. Lt. Col ML Makhija Noida 100

105. Col Lawrence Massey Noida 500

106. Col Surinder Kumar Zutshi Noida 100

107. Brig YR Gupta Noida 100

108. Nk Narain Datt Noida 100

109. Sub Mahesh Anand Joshi Noida 200

110. Air Cdr. VB Mathur Noida 100

111. Col JR Sharma Noida 100

112. Mrs. Reehma Pherwani W/o Lt. Col RM Pherwani Noida Nil

113. Mrs. Meeta Anand W/o Lt. Col RK Anand Noida Nil

With Kind Regards,

Jai Hind

Yours Sincerely,

Maj Gen (Retd) Satbir Singh, SM

Vice Chairman Indian ESM Movement

Monday, January 11, 2010

Welcome new members to IESM

Sent: 05 January 2010 10:12
Subject: [IESM_GovBody] Members who join IESM

Dear Member of the Steering Committee,

We welcome the following ESM who joined the IESM family.

Ser NoRank & NameState/DisttAmount (in Rs)
1.Maj Gen Anil Sawhny, AVSMNew Delhi500
2.CPL K.V ThomasBangalore10

With Kind Regards,
Jai Hind
Yours Sincerely,
Maj Gen (Retd) Satbir Singh, SM
Vice Chairman Indian ESM Movement
Mobile: 9312404269, 0124-4110570
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From: [] On Behalf Of satbir singh
Sent: 04 January 2010 12:13
Subject: [IESM_GovBody] List of Members who joined IESM

Dear Members of the Steering Committee,

We welcome the following ESM who joined the IESM family.

Ser No Rank & Name Distt Amount Rs

1. Grn Mam Raj Rohtak 100

2. Hav Ramkumar Rohtak 100

3. Hav Surat Singh Rohtak 100

4. Sep Mohinder Singh Rohtak 100

5. Sep Kapur Singh Rohtak 100

6. Nk Balan Singh Rohtak 100

7. Sep Hazur Singh Rohtak 100

8. Sep Kali Ram Rohtak 100

9. Hav Parlahad Singh Hissar 100

10. Nk Puran Singh Hissar 100

11. Hav Ramesh Kumar Hissar 100

12. Nk Satyan Singh Hissar 100

13. Hav Ajit Singh Hissar 100

14. Hav Azad Singh Ahlawat Hissar 100

15. Sep Kabul Singh Hissar 100

16. Nk Dharambir Singh Hissar 100

17. Nk Jasbir Singh Hissar 100

18. Mrs Chandro Devi W/O Hav Rambir Singh Hissar -
Mrs Vidha Devi W/O L/Nk Om Prakash Hissar -

20. Lt Col DS Dangi Rohtak 500

21. Col DS Panjrajh Delhi 600

22. Wg Cdr DK Bhardwaj Noida 500

23. Wg Cdr R Kachrli Pune 100

24 Air Cmde A D Chibbar Pune 100

25. Maj K K Balakrishan Australia 5000

26. Lt Col Parminder Singh Gurgaon 500

27. Nk K Viswanthan Bangalore 60

28. Maj Shwetamber Singh Pune 1100

29. Maj Gen Sateshwar Singh Chahal New Delhi 500

30. Lt Cdr PS Nath Hyderbad 100

31. PO Ashok Kumar Rewari 100

32. Hav M. Changalraya Naidu Bangalore 10

33. Maj Tilak Raj Sharma USA 500

With Kind Regards,

Jai Hind

Yours Sincerely,

Maj Gen (Retd) Satbir Singh, SM
Vice Chairman Indian ESM