Having read in the media reports of your teaching the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) how to say “Namaste,” I am sure you will use your sorely needed teaching skills in the Ministry of Defence.
The smiles in Gurez and in A & N, on the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights, did not dispel the widespread gloom and silence (which has nothing to with the Apex Court’s ban on fire crackers) in the houses of Veterans and Family pensioners.
The Non-Functional (Financial) Upgradation (NFU) issue will be decided by the Apex Court on 26th October 2017 and your Ministry has sought 3 months more from the Lok Sabha Committee on Government Assurances on the OROP related One Man Judicial Committee's Report. So I will steer clear of that.
You might not be aware but a Director in the MoD denied information (on file notings on the Pay Resolutions for Officers and Other Ranks of the Armed Forces dated 5th September 2016) on the grounds that it "can be used to create disturbance/unrest in the Armed Forces." The poor Director & First Appellate Authority appeared to ignore the truth that personnel of Armed Forces, Family Pensioners and Pensioners suffer worse treatment from the MoD and yet have retained their equanimity. And, in contradiction to the Director's misgivings, even two months after the RTI disclosure was placed in the public domain, there has been neither unrest nor disturbance in the Armed Forces. But, I digress.