MS yet to issue retirement note to Army Chief

Army`s Military Secretary branch is yet to issue the mandatory letter to the Army Chief of his retirement.

Updated: Jan 29, 2012, 20:50 PM IST

New Delhi: Even two months after the Defence
Ministry asked it to convey to Gen V K Singh that his tenure
ends on May 31 this year, Army`s Military Secretary (MS)
branch is yet to issue the mandatory letter to the Army Chief
of his retirement.

The MS branch issues the Retirement Warning Letter to
officers about 10 months before their superannuation.

The Defence Ministry had asked the MS Branch to issue
such a letter to Gen Singh but it did not do so, Army sources said.
The MS branch expressed its inability to do so saying
that the matter was sub-judice.

The Defence Ministry had asked the MS branch to issue the
letter in November last year.

The Army chief had at that time had filed the Statutory
Complaint with the Defence Minister A K Antony to accept May
10, 1951 as his date of birth.
PTI