He alleged, “The military has been deliberately kept out of the policy formation loops even after six decades of loyal, secular, patriotic and dedicated service to the nation.”
He alleged that there was a stark difference in employment of military and civilian employees and there was no parallel in any of the civilian services and as such the military needed to be treated fairly.
The military and civil services were two equal pillars of the government and need to be treated as such and there should not be any disparity in pay, perks and pension. In many of the countries, the pay and pension of military personnel was 20% to 30% higher than their civilian counterparts, added Thakur.
He said the IESM had planned to intensify the movement at state and nation levels to protest against the injustice meted out to ex-servicemen.