Ex-Army Chief Wants OROP Policy in Force

Bikram Singh said that Modi government should fulfill its commitment of implementing the ‘One Rank One Pension’ policy for the Armed forces, at the earliest.

Published: 04th July 2015 06:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2015 06:21 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Former Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh on Friday said that the Narendra Modi government should fulfill its commitment of implementing the ‘One Rank One Pension’ policy for the Armed forces, at the earliest.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 14th MMA Awards for Managerial Excellence, the former Army chief said that the government should fulfill its commitment at the earliest, failing which it would affect the morale of the troops.

The former chief’s statement comes in the wake of fears that ex-servicemen could boycott the government’s plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 India-Pakistan war.

Interestingly, ex-servicemen have been voicing their protest over the delay in implementation of the promise made by the government and have threatened to boycott government functions.

Earlier, Gen Singh said that during his experience of 42 years in the Armed forces, he learnt that both management and leadership went hand-in-hand and urged corporate houses to induce the Indian armed forces culture to succeed. “What is that it inspires a soldier to give his life to the nation. He fights for name and fame.  He is motivated to give his life and it is the value based culture of the army.  This culture should be incorporated in all the organizations,” he said.

He said that the corporate value system should change. “Values are integrity, loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, morale value. This is what the Army believes in and values,” the former Army chief said.

He highlighted the challenge being faced by corporates to retain people. “Employees  should leave as ambassadors, not as a disgruntled lot who hate the organisation. This can happen only if the organisation believes in family values with bond love, affection and commitment,” he said.

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