Date: Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 7:20 PM
Subject: ECHS DIVISION
Dear Gen Kadyan,
I am writing to you on a matter that has been bothering me for some time.The IESM is doing splendid work and will continue to do so under your able guidance. What concerns me is your total concentration on OROP. I am not suggesting even for a moment that OROP is not THE most important of the numerous ESM concerns. BUT there is a very long wait before it fructifies. In the meanwhile there are numerous other issues, recognised by all of us, which require your intervention. Creation of ECHS/pension/ canteen cells was a step in that direction. But even after nearly 4-5 months of the ECHS cells we are stuck with just a handful of volunteers in the Regional and Polyclinic cells. Without adequate volunteers right down to the village level we are fighting battles in cyber space. Despite all the noise we in the ECHS Division have been making our assistance to veterans is restricted to offrs who are on the internet. We are NOT getting down or reaching the PBOR level which is where we should be.I therfore suggest the following:-
1. In all your sitreps add a para about the ECHS and our need for reps down to the village level.
2.Every village should have atleast one veteran on the internet- in todays environment this is not far fetched. An educated veteran, or his son, or grandson can come on to the internet and start communicating with the IESM or RMS or whatever. THIS WILL NOT ONLY BENEFIT THE ECHS CELL BUT ALSO OUR EFFORTS TOWARDS OROP AND MEMBERSHIP OF IESM WHICH YOU KNOW IS HARDLY WHAT IT SHOULD BE.Once our pbor veterans start using the internet half our battle of increased awareness-therefore increased membership- therfore increased clout- will have been won.STATE THIS IN ALL YOUR VISITS AND YOUR CORE GROUP VISITS TO VILLAGES WHEREVER YOU GO- SATBIR-RENJEN-KIRIT AND ALL THE OTHER MOVERS AND SHAKERS.
3. Ask for a regular feedback on the number of internet email accts opened in the same way as your people give on new members enrolled.
4. Get Brig Kamboj and other supporters to coin a slogan like the one you have on HONGE KAMYAB as a part of all RMS messages and your and other core group messages.
5 I sincerely believe that pushing for the success of the ECHS cell will help the IESM touch a chord with every ESM who visits a polyclinic (and who does'nt) which will in the ultimate analysis help us succeed in our battle for OROP.
Brig Sateesh Kuthiala