OROP notification: ‘Angry’ ex servicemen accuse govt of manipulating One Rank One Pension definition

By: | Published: November 15, 2015 5:44 PM

Major General (Retd.) Satbir Singh, who is leading the One Rank One Pension (OROP) protest, on Sunday accused the government of manipulating the OROP's definition, and said ex-servicemen would take their protest to the masses if a fresh notification is not issued.

Major General (Retd.) Satbir Singh, who is leading the One Rank One Pension (OROP) protest, on Sunday accused the government of manipulating the OROP’s definition, and said ex-servicemen would take their protest to the masses if a fresh notification is not issued.

Major General (Retd.) Singh, who is the chairman of Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM), said that the ex-defence personnel were ‘annoyed and angry’ with the current notification on OROP.

“This rally is being held to bring to the notice of the people of Haryana and Punjab, and all the other states , that this notification issued by the government is not OROP. They have defeated the definition of one rank one pension. We are annoyed and angry,” he told ANI.

“We are intensifying the movement, we are spreading it to the youth, and to every member of the society. They give assurance and they don’t fulfill, and too to faujis, it is shocking,” he added.

The IESM chairman further urged the government to withdraw the current OROP notification and reissue a fresh one after rectifying the shortcomings.

“We request you to withdraw the notification immediately, correct the seven shortcomings, and reissue a fresh notification,” he said.

He was speaking to the media at an OROP protest rally organized by ex-servicemen in Ambala.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had on Friday reiterated that the promise on the OROP was fulfilled. He added that if the protesting veterans had any pending issues regarding the OROP notification, they could go to the Judicial Commission.

Major General (Retd.) Singh had even earlier lashed out at Parrikar for failing to deliver his promises on the OROP scheme and had warned him to stop misleading the nation while daring him to meet with their delegation for an open discussion.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Switch to Hindi Edition