1. Ex-servicemen delegation meets Arun Jaitley on OROP issue

Ex-servicemen delegation meets Arun Jaitley on OROP issue

A delegation of ex-servicemen on Tuesday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and requested him to extend the benefit of One Rank One Pension (OROP) to those who have taken pre-mature retirement.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 25, 2015 11:42 AM
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A delegation of ex-servicemen on Tuesday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and requested him to extend the benefit of One Rank One Pension (OROP) to those who have taken pre-mature retirement. (Reuters)

A delegation of ex-servicemen on Tuesday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and requested him to extend the benefit of One Rank One Pension (OROP) to those who have taken pre-mature retirement.

“We gave memorandum with 2-3 issues where we feel notification could have been better if it had covered these issues,” Lt Col (Retd) Dinesh Nain, who was part of the delegation, said after the meeting with the Finance Minister.

The issues include pre-mature retirement and fixing of the benchmark, he said.

The notification issued on November 7 by the government said that the armed forces personnel who opt to get discharged on their request would henceforth not get OROP benefits. “It will be effective prospectively,” it said.

“Although we will go to judicial commission, it is better that the government resolve it without the need to go to judicial commission,” he said.

The long-pending OROP for ex-servicemen was brought into force on November 7 with government issuing a notification to benefit more than 2.5 million veterans and war widows.

However, the protesting ex-servicemen rejected the notification, saying their main demands have not been accepted and it has become ‘one-rank-five-pension’.

The notification is almost similar to the announcement made by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on 5 September.

Tags: OROP
  1. Kalyanam Siv
    Nov 25, 2015 at 7:53 am
    No justification has been done for SEPOY . THE DISABILITY PENSION IS VERY VERY SMALL AMOUNT . FROM 3rd , 4th, 5th and 6th PAY COMMISSION RATE IS VERY VERY LOW ONLY FOR SEPOY . FOR OTHERS IT IS STEEP RAISE .
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      D MELLO
      Nov 25, 2015 at 3:01 pm
      Some vicious Babus who are involved in the implementation of OROP never let the smooth Page of OROP .They always ensure the derailment of OROPand the empe is still continuing with no solution resulting in total chaos in the minds of veterans.
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