1. OROP scheme implementation: Here’s what the Narendra Modi government has to say

OROP scheme implementation: Here’s what the Narendra Modi government has to say

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, on behalf of the Narendra Modi-led central government, had today released the status of the OROP implementation as on September, 2016.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2016 7:43 PM
Days back, Parrikar said that the Narendra Modi government is the first to implement the OROP scheme while others failed to even act on it. (PTI) Days back, Parrikar said that the Narendra Modi government is the first to implement the OROP scheme while others failed to even act on it. (PTI)

Following the alleged suicide of ex-serviceman Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal, citing government’s failure to implement the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, on behalf of the Narendra Modi-led central government, had today released the status of the OROP implementation as on September, 2016.

As the alleged suicide of the former serviceman got politicised, with several opposition leaders and their followers been detained for protesting outside the hospital where the deceased body is kept for post mortem, the Defence Minister asserted that the central government is committed to ex-servicemen welfare.

Days back, Parrikar said that the Narendra Modi government is the first to implement the OROP scheme while others failed to even act on it. The union minister claimed that the government had already dibursed Rs 5,500 crore for the implementation of the scheme and the annual cost will be around Rs 7,500 crore, which will be benefitial for at least 20,69,000 ex-servicemen around the country.

Ex-serviceman Subedar Ram Kisan Grewal, who had come to the city to submit a memorandum to the Defence Ministry on the issues relating One Ran One Pension (OROP), had today, allegedly committed suicide, consuming poison. In a letter, before his death, Grewal had apparently pleaded to the government for the implementation of OROP.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and other opposition leaders and their followers were detained for protesting and trying to visit the hospital in which the body of the deceased ex-serviceman was kept for post mortem.

  1. Major
    Nov 3, 2016 at 12:06 am
    It is Jameendarigiri that is going on in this country as mentioned in one of the blogs. The babus pay themselves sumptuously and the netas look other-way. Shame on our netas and the people who elected them to power. A soldier is required in times of natural calamities, to thwart the terrorist attacks, to keep the enemies of our mother land at bay at all times and to police the nation when other security forces fail, still he is used and thrown out as a cheapest expendable material. His services were used in his prime of his youth and on his retirement, at his most important part of life he is left off to fend himself with a merge pension which is less than that of a lowest rung CG employee's pay. His family is sent on roads if he gives his life for the nation with least concern. The recent OROP movement showed the nation the way they behave even when insulted, they are the only gentlemen with patience in this country. Celebrating a festival at a remote corner with a few soldiers will not cheer them, mere greeting bestowed occasionally as lip service doesn't give solace to a family financially burdened. Give a soldier a decent pension be it regular pension, or causality pension unasked at a rate that is better than the current one which is 50%. Remembering a soldier occasionally shows the short sighted selfishness of the people of this country. It is time to give respect and financial security to the soldier, if the nation pays the same peanuts, then the future Army will be only of monkeys. Now a soldier veteran took an unprecedented action to end his life which is a blot on Mr Modi's government which boasts about fulfilling the OROP in full, though it is totally diluted.
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      jibu
      Nov 3, 2016 at 11:30 am
      Sub Ram Krishan give a punch on mr,narendera modi's face.His fall begin
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        Ashok Leekha
        Nov 2, 2016 at 3:33 pm
        RIP Sub RamKrishan. You committed Sucide to highlight the cause of OROP.To make it perfect and draw the attention of the PM/RM and others in the Govt.
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          sat prakash
          Nov 3, 2016 at 7:17 am
          If govt said the OROP has been implemented then they should go to Jantar Mantar n see why Ex service man are sitting at Jantar Mantar It is not orop.It is called one rank five pay.
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            sanjib chatterjee
            Nov 2, 2016 at 6:19 pm
            My mother is a defence family pensioner aged 88years, till date not a single penny paid. Wrote three letters to cda allahabad not single letter acknowledged. Sent three mails one has been acknowledged seeking ppo no which was provided but not yet acknowledged. Over one year elapsed from the date of 1st letter. Till date even pay commission arrears not paid. Do not know whether she will be able to enjoy the orop in her lifetime.PM modi ured redressal of gievenses within two days. This is the real picture of OROP.
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