After the suicide of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal plunged the capital into chaos yesterday, Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday asserted that one lakh people are yet to be benefited under the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme and will be assisted soon after the rectification of error causing the delay.
Parrikar elucidated that the delay in sanctioning money under the OROP scheme is being caused due to some technical error and said, “One lakh people are yet to get full benefit of the OROP.
There is some technical issue in it. We will soon sort out the paperwork.” Grewal consumed poison on Tuesday. However, the cause behind his suicide is yet to be ascertained. The 69-year-old former jawan was protesting over the OROP issue at Jantar Mantar in Delhi when he committed suicide on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day Mortal remains of Ram Kishan, who committed suicide over the OROP issue were consigned to flames as his last rites were perfumed at his native village here.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi along with leaders Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Kamal Nath, Kiran Choudhry and Shailaja attended the cremation. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was also present during the last rites of Ram Kishan.