JAMMU, Sept 13: Ex-Central Paramilitary Forces Welfare Association today stressed upon the Government to shun dividing forces on One Rank One Pension (OROP) and other benefits and extended the same in favour of jawans and ex-personnel of Central Paramilitary forces also.
Addressing a press conference here at Press Club, RB Pathak, president and SPS Malik, vice- president of all India Ex-Central Paramilitary Forces Welfare Association New Delhi, said that Central Paramilitary Forces (CPFs) at present are guarding all the borders of the country and maintaining law and order throughout the country by helping the police of States.
“During their duty, the CPFs face inclement weather conditions, natural calamities, scorching heat and avalanches, so the Central Paramilitary Forces are the First Line Defence, as it is facing the first stone, first bullet and First IED in any untoward situation”, they said, adding, despite this our Prime Minister is telling the nation that if the CPFs are given the pay and perks equal to Defence Forces than the Defence Forces will get raged.
“While CPFs have been created under the provision of the same constitution under which the Defence Forces have been created, the former is being deprived of their genuine and fundamental rights by not extending OROP in their favour”, they further said.
The association leaders said that the slavery system is arisen up again as Central Government has divided its forces treating one as real son and the other as step son.
Reiterating their demands like One Rank One Pension, exemption of New Pension Scheme, granting of CPFs Pay on the pattern of MSP, revision of pension of Pre 2006 retirees, Martyr status, Ex-Service Man status, separate pay commission for CPFs, medical facilities like ECHS instead of CGKS, etc, they said that if their demands are not met, they will resort to indefinite strike.