1. Govt’s OROP decision won’t be accepted if we aren’t taken into confidence: Protestors

Govt’s OROP decision won’t be accepted if we aren’t taken into confidence: Protestors

The ex-servicemen protesting for the implementation of One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme on Saturday said that they won't accept the government's decision if the United Board of Ex-servicemen is not taken into confidence.

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 5, 2015 11:32 AM

The ex-servicemen protesting for the implementation of One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme on Saturday said that they won’t accept the government’s decision if the United Board of Ex-servicemen is not taken into confidence.

“If any decision is taken without taking us into confidence, then it will not be accepted,” one of the protestors Colonel (Retd) Rajeev told ANI.

“If the government is sticking to its five-year reset clause, then it is very unfortunate. The five-year scheme doesn’t go with the parliamentary definition of OROP. It is not One Rank, One Pension, it is One Rank, Five Pension,” he added.

Another ex-servicemen Uday Singh further added, “Still can’t trust government, if our concerns are not met then our dharna will continue.”

The long awaited announcement on the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme is likely to be made today by the Narendra Modi led- NDA Government.

The government has been facing criticism after its determination to stick to its position on a five-year reset clause while the military veterans are insisting the pensions be revised at least once every two years.

The ex-servicemen had originally demanded an annual adjustment.

The OROP scheme has been a long-standing demand of nearly three million ex-servicemen and war widows in the country.

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    Hari
    Sep 5, 2015 at 11:29 am
    The GOVT should also consider woes of other employees who are worst sufferer of GOVT APATHY. The retired Coalmine employees are getting onetime fixed pension for w life where there is no provision of DA & its increase in basic pension according to inflation as admissible to other retiree in govt. This is gross injustice done to COAL EMPLOYEES WHO ARE ALSO SACRIFICING THEIR LIFE FOR NATION by living in remotest area with so many health hazards which is causing several dreaded diseases. The working conditions in underground mines are very haphazard which can not be visualized by politicians & bureaucrats sitting in air conditioned chamber in Delhi. So the govt must consider REVISION OF PENSIONS of retired Coal Employees with variable DA to offset galloping inflation prevailing in this country by wide spread corruption prevailing in every walks of life which is beyond control of govt. Otherwise Coal workers have also to resort to similar agitation as done by ex-service men or may call for indefinite strike in COAL Mines. This matter needs to be vigorously followed by COALMINES WORKERS FEDERATION IN FUTURE WAGE AGREEMENT WITH GOVT WHICH IS DUE NOW.
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