CHANDIGARH: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh today welcomed the decision of the government of India to implement the one rank one pension scheme for all the ex-servicemen in the country.
He expressed his gratitude to the Congress President and the UPA Chairperson Ms Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and the Defence Minister AK Anthony without whose support it would not have been possible.
In a statement issued here today, Capt Amarinder said it was a long pending demand of hundreds and thousands of ex-servicemen from across the country. He said, there are a number of ex-servicemen in Punjab who will get benefitted from this move of the central government.
Capt Amarinder had personally taken up the case of the ex-servicemen for one rank one pension with the government of India, particularly the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and the Defence Minister AK Anthony. The one rank one pension was also in the election manifesto of the Congress.