|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Sept 17: Ex-Central Paramilitary Forces Welfare Association (CPMF), today threatened to boycott upcoming Lok Sabha elections, if their demand for One Rank One Pension and other perks for the Paramilitary Forces at par with the Indian Army is not met.
CPMF President Shashi Sharma, General Secretary D K Bhagat while addressing the press conference at Gandhi Nagar highlighted the grievances and demands of the retired members of Central Paramilitary Forces and alleged that despite repeated assurances by the government but nothing had been done over their issues.
The speakers held that the Central leadership was seemingly least interested in mitigating the suffering and hardships being suffered by the personnel of ex-paramilitary forces. They said there were about 15 lakh retired personnel including Veer Naris who have served in BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF and Assam Rifles all over the country with dedication and honesty at par with regular army but when it comes to benefits, these stand denied to ex-paramilitary persons though their recruitment was made under the provisions of the Constitution of India.
They further demanded One Rank One Pension, martyrs status, CSD canteen facilities, medical facility, State Reservation Quota and implementation of pension benefit pre-2004. "Association demand construction of Gurnam Singh Shaheed Chowk and jobs to kids of the martyr, but nothing has been done in this regards till today, Shashi said and warned to boycott parliament elections if their demands are not redressed.
Daleep Singh, Vice President, DK Chauhan, General Secretary, Mohinder Singh, State Secretary, Janak Raj, Cashier, Gurbachan Singh, District President Samba, Jagar Nath, Vice President Tehsil RS Pura and Ashok Kumar, President, Tehsil RS Pura.