1. Subramanian Swamy urges PM Modi to intervene OROP issue

Subramanian Swamy urges PM Modi to intervene OROP issue

A senior BJP leader has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "urgently intervene" on the One Rank One Pension (OROP) issue for the Indian ex- servicemen, as the condition of those sitting on fast-unto-death has deteriorated.

By: | Washington | Updated: August 26, 2015 7:48 AM
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A senior BJP leader has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “urgently intervene” on the One Rank One Pension (OROP) issue for the Indian ex- servicemen, as the condition of those sitting on fast-unto-death has deteriorated. (PTI)

A senior BJP leader has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “urgently intervene” on the One Rank One Pension (OROP) issue for the Indian ex- servicemen, as the condition of those sitting on fast-unto-death has deteriorated.

“I urge the Prime Minister to urgently intervene in the OROP issue before there are any casualties in the ongoing indefinite fast of ex-servicemen,” said Subramanian Swamy, a senior BJP leader, who is currently on a visit in the US.

“In any case the Prime Minister has a responsibility to intervene because two ministers viz., of Defence, who wants our party’s promise in 2014 to be kept, and of Finance, who is concerned with the financial burden and hence has held up the implementation,” he said.

“Under the conduct of business rules for the government, when two ministers disagree, the matter has to go before the Cabinet.

“The Prime Minister can act on behalf the Cabinet and later ratify,” Swamy said in a statement.

In New Delhi, the over 70-day-long agitation for ‘One Rank One Pension’ aggravated yesterday with one more veteran, who was on fast-unto-death, got hospitalised, even as two more joined the protests amid speculation that implementation of the scheme may be announced this week.

  1. Bharathi Sridhara
    Aug 26, 2015 at 9:10 am
    I do agree. i think it should be agreed asap.
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    1. Madhava Murthy Bommathanahalli
      Aug 27, 2015 at 6:05 am
      All death bed promises made by UPA2 are becoming burdensome for NDA to implement.
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        haridas pullarkat
        Aug 26, 2015 at 9:58 am
        42 years late, to express this openion!
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          Narayan
          Aug 26, 2015 at 9:16 am
          I have been asking people about this. The Government is not coming up with any details as to what their reservation is. Apparently IAS officers are opposing this because retired exservicemen outnumber active service men. To start giving a pension at the age of 35 for a lifetime is a burden alright. But the solution is not in ignoring the plight of Jawans. Railways can absorb a large number of exservicemen. Same with Postal department, Police, State Transport corporations, firemen etc. All these jobs can be reserved for ex-servicemen. The pension can thereafter be paid on their retirement from these jobs.
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