FALL OUT AFTER NFFU VERDICT BY ARMED FORCES TRIBUNAL ADJUTANT GENERAL PLEASE ISSUE A PRESS STATEMENT FORTHWITH
The following is circulating on the social media in a big way. In case there is even an iota of truth in this then all those involved from the Judge Advocate General Branch must be taken to task. Adjutant General, VCOAS and the COAS must ensure this. Raksha Mantri too should take action to find out if any such instruction has been issued by any one in his Ministry and take the sternest action. After all he has himself stated that the present Govt of India will not file SLPs against its own soldiers but respect the verdict given by Supreme Court or High Court or AFT or CAT. Here is the news in circulation:–
……In order to deprive the Armed Forces officers community from deriving the benefits accruing out of the Non Functional Financial Up gradation (NFFU) Judgment delivered on 23 Dec 2016, in the Case file filed by Colonel Mukul Dev, the JAG Branch of Indian Army is advising the Adjutant General to immediately file a SLP in the Supreme Court at the earliest. A meeting held in JAG branch attented by JAG, Colonel Manoj Kaushik (colonel Litigation HQ Delhi Area Officer responsible for filing of cases in Supreme Court on behalf of MoD) , Colonel Sandeep Kumar from DGNCC who is a JAG Officer and claims to be “Mr. Know all” about law and is eager to challenge the powers of the Armed Forces Tribunal in Pay & Allowances matters and one retired JAG officer Colonel R Balasubramanian, Advocate who gives 30 % cut to JAG Branch for all the cases which are assigned to him by JAG Officers. They have taken approval from the outgoing JAG who is dead against grant of NFFU. The sinister designs of these greedy people needs to be exposed……
Both the MoD and the Adjutant General must at once clarify the issue through a Press Conference or through a Press Release. Hope shri Manohar Parrikar is listening and takes immediate remedial action.