1. OROP protest: Defence Ministry has this to say to One Rank One Pension beneficiaries

OROP protest: Defence Ministry has this to say to One Rank One Pension beneficiaries

The Defence Ministry, on Monday, said the report of a one member committee on the One Rank One Pension is under examination

By: | New Delhi | Updated: October 30, 2017 10:15 PM
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The Defence Ministry, on Monday, said that the report of a one member committee on the One Rank One Pension (OROP) is under examination. The statement comes after the veterans protesting for the OROP to be implemented were forcefully evicted from the protest site, earlier in the day. The report added that Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has also met Justice L Narasimha Reddy, the retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court, who had submitted the report on OROP to the government, as per a report by IANS. Recently, some soldiers have launched protests stating that the OROP implemented by the government was flawed and would not justify the goal of having the same pension for those retiring from the same rank. The major demand of the protesting group of veterans is the time period for revision of pensions. While government’s OROP has a revision plan after every five years, veterans have demanded annual rationalisation of pensions. Other demands include fixing pensions at top of the scale as against the current fixation of mean average, making the date of implementation April 1, 2014 from July 1, 2014 as it is presently and fixing the base year of implementation at financial year 2013-14, and not on the basis of calendar year, as it is at present.

Major General Satbir Singh (retired), who is playing an active role in the continuing agitation, has questioned the government as to what it is studying in the report even after one year of its submission, as per IANS report. He said, “What is the government studying in the report after one year? They are making fools out of us,” as per the report. It is to be noted that the protesters at Jantar Mantar were forcefully evicted on Monday, by police and civic authorities following an order by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on October 5 banning protests at the spot. The police and civic officials also demolished tents and makeshift structures set up by ex-servicemen protesting at the Jantar Mantar for the last two years. The Central Government had appointed the committee under the Justice Reddy to look into the anomalies, if any, arising out of the implementation of OROP.

Earlier, a group of veterans had started the protest for One Rank One Pension at Jantar Mantar on June 15, 2015, and also staged an indefinite hunger strike before the government announced on September 5, 2015, that it will be implementing OROP.

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  1. Ashok Leekha
    Nov 1, 2017 at 5:38 pm
    The OROP had been stretched too far and it has damaged Govt’s re tion more than loss to Armed Forces ( AF). It is more then a year that J Reddy had sumitted One Man Commission report and still study is on by MOD. Do they give so much time to fight and win the war. Why can’t if required they sit day to day for meeting and close the issue. Also it is not understood that how can they have meetings without stakeholders parti tion. Without them the Babus well known forbanti AF will take a call as it suits them. Let it be known that these Babus do not enjoy our confidence and we don’t trust them. They are anti AF, selfish and can only think of their own welfare and of their own service. The issues which needs urgent are- 1.OROP in full as per definition from FY 2014.2. Review every year to ensure Sr does not get less then Jr.3. NFU as applicable to CG service 4.Status as comparable and prior to 1973, All officer/ JCOs class A/B as before.5. Free ration to officers in peace station.
    1. SK Nair Kulengara
      Nov 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm
      Our main enemy is Arun Jaitley Pig and Bledy Bureaucrat/IAS/IDAS/IRS/IES Lobbies/Mafias who are curse for Nation and main internal worse enemy for Indian Armed Forces so no more hope from this worse or more than worse whatever may be from this NDA Government,. Very useless 7th Pay Commission, One Rank Many Pensions. No More vote to BJP or its Alliances . s Goes to Hell. Arun Jaitley Pig will die in a harsher manner with warms in his mouth
    2. Y
      Oct 31, 2017 at 1:26 am
      Greedy! Sad but true...
      1. S
        Oct 30, 2017 at 10:20 pm
        The Modi Sarkar has lost the plot. Either they are on a death wish like the erstwhile NDA I or plain s. Things are only going to get worse, not to forget the count down to 2019 has started. Keep looking after the interests of the MoD HQ Cadre at the behest of IAS. Play nanny to them, intentions matter and here the intentions of the government are clear. It does not care about Armed Forces or their feelings. Regret the day I supported this PM. Nahi Chahiye aisi Sarkar.

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