S.P.Pandey, Ldh , March 13: The national spokesperson of the All India Congress Committee, Manish Tewari today advocated the one rank one pension scheme for the ex servicemen across the country.In a statement issued here today, Tewari said, he and his party were working out a comprehensive package for the ex servicemen with one rank one pension as the main focus. He said, although the one rank one pension scheme had been implemented till 1986, it is being extended to include all the exservicemen.
Referring to some reports claiming that he was not in favour of one rank one pension, Tewari clarified that these were absolutely false and baseless. He asserted, “the issue of my opposition to the one rank one pension does not arise as me and my party have always held the view that all the exservicemen should be governed by this policy”.
Tewari promised that once the Congress government is formed at the centre after the general elections, imp lementation of one rank one pension scheme would be his top priority as he believed that this was quite a justified demand.