Thousands of personnel were sent home without any pension and gratuities post wars and emergencies. These unfortunate veterans began working as ploughman and labours in the villages and hills often carrying twice their own weight in difficult terrains. Many of these veterans (including children) are believed to have died out of hard labours, lack of malnutrition and medical treatments.
They lived a life of destitution and dire poverty. Had these people been paid what they rightfully deserved after putting their lives in danger for Britain, the misery they suffered could have been avoided on return to their villages. Britain morally owes financial compensation to these veterans who were sent home after the Borneo/ Malaya confrontation and to those who were sent home on redundancy in the name of downsizing the Brigade of Gurkhas.
The 15 year compulsory retirement rule is forced upon the Gurkhas and is not found in either the British or the Indian Army. This unfair dismissal and low benefits and absence of offices in Nepal are some convincing reasons why numerous Gurkha veterans (both youthful and old) have selected to relocate to the UK as of late in the trust of a superior living condition. This has additionally had its negative results on the more established veterans and numerous are currently carrying on with an existence of hopelessness even in the UK. Once more, had their benefits been manageable back home, this hopelessness could have been deflected. The instalment of proportionate annuity to Gurkhas implies a supportable job in their own particular nation bringing about less movement to the UK.
After dismissal, the Gurkhas made a decision of moving to Britain, But the increase in Gurkha benefits won’t just stop movement however a sizable piece of Gurkhas and their families who have been living in the UK would returned home to Nepal. In the long haul the benefits increment will likewise take considerable money related weight off the UK Government from regions, for example, the lodging, NHS and instruction to Gurkhas and their families that are evaluated to be much higher contrasted with expanded annuity pay-outs.
Therefore, to compensate for the separations and unfair dismissal, all Gurkha veterans ought to be paid retrospective benefits (from the date of their release) paying little attention to what the UK law says as the TPA was marked path before any new laws were gone in the UK in regards to review annuity.
At the point of dismissal, the Gurkhas had very low gratuity, could not get any job opportunity elsewhere, no civilian job or pension, no armed forces pension at 60 and no state benefits or pension. This was contrary to their British soldiers counterparts who had a all the benefits at 1 years discharge point. The Gurkhas were therefore forced to serve for 15 years so that they could at least receive a merger pension to survive. It was unfair to dismiss the Gurkhas after the long and risky term of service to the nation. This was inhumane because they deserved a better send-off package.