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Not happy with OROP tables, ex-servicemen say One Rank One Pension scheme protests will not stop

Sat February 06 2016, 9:56 am
  • OROP tables and detailed instructions for One Rank One Pension scheme issued by the government have not satisfied protesting military veterans who have vowed today to continue their protest. The veterans body has said that anomalies remain in the OROP scheme announced by the government. (AP)

  • “OROP tables short-change widows, reservists, battle casualties, havildars, subedars and subedar majors. The Jantar Mantar protest will continue and legal options will be exercised,” Col Anil Kaul (Retd), spokesperson for the protesting ex-servicemen said. The statement came after veterans met today at the Jantar Mantar over the OROP scheme implementation issue to decide on the future course of action. (PTI)

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    OROP arrears: All pensioners will get the revised basic salary from March 2016 onwards, she said in a statement here. "The SBI serves approximately 50 percent of the total defence pensioners across the country, which is the largest share. The first tranche of arrear payment by the SBI will be around Rs 1,465 crore," Bhattacharya said. She said the SBI has introduced facilities in all branches and Centralise Pension Processing Centres to provide arrear details to the defence pensioners. (PTI)

  • The government issued OROP tables which said that the arrears from July 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015 would be approximately Rs 10,900 crore. 86 per cent of the total expenditure on account of OROP will benefit the Junior Commissioned Officers and other ranks. The total increase in the defence budget for pensions is estimated to go up from Rs 54,000 crore (BE 2015-16) to around Rs 65,000 crore (proposed BE 2016-17), thereby increasing the defence pension outlay by about 20 per cent. (PTI)

  • The government's OROP order said that the payment of arrears and revision of pension under One Rank One Pension is to be made by the Pension Disbursing Authorities in four instalments, except for family pensioners and pensioners in receipt of gallantry awards who will be paid arrears in one instalment. The government had in November last year taken the decision to implement OROP scheme, “fulfilling” the long standing demand of defence personnel after 42 years. The move will benefit over 18 lakh ex-servicemen and war widows. (AP)

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    Alok Asthana
    Feb 6, 2016 at 2:05 am
    A lot of people say that ex-servicemen have got something, so why don't they relax now. Ridiculous proposition. If 100 Rs are due to you, who would take 90? Would you?
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      Nov 5, 2016 at 4:38 am
      promising to give a coat but after so many alterations in it it become bundi and he gives bundi and go on saying that he has given orop.
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        Chander Parkash
        Mar 6, 2016 at 5:56 am
        govt cheated ex Serviceman shame on govt if they can not tak ecare of their army .
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          Satish Ahuja
          Feb 6, 2016 at 10:21 pm
          This is not OROP. This is only an exercise of enhancement of pension in which mostly the officers are beneed. For all others it is only a jumla. Even civilians have got a better deal of OROP by the 7th CPC.

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