1. What Manohar Parrikar said about OROP notification: Top 5 things to know

What Manohar Parrikar said about OROP notification: Top 5 things to know

With the protesting ex-servicemen dissatisfied with the formal notification of One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday reacted strongly over the threat to ramp-up the agitation...

By: | Updated: November 10, 2015 10:59 AM

With the protesting ex-servicemen dissatisfied with the formal notification of One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday reacted strongly over the threat to ramp-up the agitation to add pressure on the government to agree to all their demands. He was replying to questions on veterans being unhappy with the OROP notification issued by the government on Saturday. Meanwhile, Air Force Chief Arup Raha said that the government has given directions on the OROP issue and everyone should accept it. He added that if anomalies were still persisting, these could be sorted out in due course of time. Here are top 5 things Parrikar said about OROP:

1. Har ek cheez mangte hai, wohi agar satisfy hone laga to kabhi khatam nahi hoga, aur koi kuchh aur mangega (even if all demands are satifisfied, someone will ask for something else).

2. Everyone has a right to make a demand in democracy but not all demands can be fulfilled.

3. ‘Maximum’ demands of the veterans have been fulfilled; the judicial commission that will be set up, will look into the ‘problems’. The ‘basic core issue’ has been addressed and if there is a problem, the judicial commission will look into that.

4. This is democracy. Everyone has the right to demand. But the maximum… their main demand for same pension for same rank has been given.

5. Rest is everything that we had declared (on September 5). Out of that, the confusion about VRS has been removed.

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    Narendra M
    Nov 10, 2015 at 3:32 pm
    (1) The retired defence personnel who are unhappy with One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme as announced by the central government should seek istance of those who have some statistical data in support of their demand. (2) Financial burden of a thoughtlessly implementation of OROP can be, I suppose, a matter of huge concern. The army veterans who are unhappy about OROP as announced by the government should not ignore this bitter fact. OROP as demanded by some of these army veterans is likely to an open-ended scheme that will lead to more demands and the then the government will simply be unable to deal with more discontent. (3) Our Defence Minister has now realised that everyone cannot be made happy even after implementation of OROP but this realization has come a bit late. My point is that when politicians make election promises of about implementation of a scheme like OROP without taking into consideration the financial burden of such action, often ordinary citizens pay heavily for such politicians’ thoughtlessness.
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      Ravi
      Nov 11, 2015 at 10:27 am
      VRS ISSUE NOT REMOVED. Its there for the present serving lot.
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