OROP: PM Narendar Modi has taken a ‘bold decision’, says Vasundhara Raje

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Jaipur | Published: September 6, 2015 10:13:54 AM

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday hailed BJP-led NDA Government's decision to implement the much awaited One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken a bold decision.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday hailed BJP-led NDA Government’s decision to implement the much awaited One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken a bold decision.

“I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Modi for taking such a bold step. The Prime Minister had promised ex-servicemen at a rally in Rewari that he would implement OROP, and he did it. It was something which was pending fort the last 40 years,” Raje told ANI.

“I would like to congratulate the Prime Minister and the Defence Minister on behalf of Rajasthan. Most soldiers are from Rajasthan,” she added.

On Saturday afternoon, Parrikar announced that the government has decided to implement the much awaited OROP scheme, stating that there would be a revision of pension every five years as against the two years demanded by the ex-servicemen.

He also said that the government would also setup a one-member judicial committee to work out details of implementation of the OROP.

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