Monday, 29 June 2015

Members of Koshyari Committee

There were ten members in Koshyari Committee which examined the issue of grant of One Rank One Pension formula to Indian Armed Force Personals. Below is the list of members of Koshyari Committee:

  1. Bhagat Singh Koshyari (Chairmen), a veteran Bharatiya Janata Party, Member of Parliament.
  2. Ram Vilas Paswan
  3. Nandi Yellaiah(INC)
  4. Rajeev Shukla
  5. Avinash Pande(INC)
  6. Balavant Apte(BJP)
  7. P. Rajeev (CPM)
  8. Veer Pal Singh Yadav ( Samajwadi Party)
  9. Paul Manoj Pandian(Anna DMK)
  10. Rajaram

Koshyari Committee

Due to the huge protest of Indian Armed Forces veterans for OROP, in 2011 a petitions committee of tem member was introduced, known as Koshyari Committee to examined the issue of grant of OROP to Indian Armed Force Personals. The members of committee were of Rajya Sabha (Indian Upper House of Parliament) and chairman of committee was Bhagat Singh Koshyari, a veteran BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) Member of Parliament. On 19 December 2011, Koshyari Committee submitted its report. As per the committee “there is merit in the demand for One Rank One Pension by Armed Forces Personnel” and it strongly recommended that, “Government should implement One Rank One Pension in the defence forces across the board at the earliest and further that for future, the pay, allowances, pension, family pension, etc. in respect of the defence personnel should be determined by a separate commission so that their peculiar terms”.