7th Pay Commission and OROP benefits: Here’s what panel chief said about One Rank One Pension

By: | Published: June 29, 2016 7:49 PM

With the 7th Pay Commission award being accepted by the Union Cabinet today, Seventh Pay Commission chairman Justice (Retd) A K Mathur on Wednesday...

orop, one rank one pensionWith the Seventh Pay Commission having recommended One Rank, One Pension (OROP) for all civilian employees back in November while submitting the report, that would ideally mean it was now applicable. (Express photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

With the 7th Pay Commission award being accepted by the Union Cabinet today, Seventh Pay Commission chairman Justice (Retd) A K Mathur on Wednesday said it appears that the report has been accepted in toto.

With the Seventh Pay Commission having recommended One Rank, One Pension (OROP) for all civilian employees back in November while submitting the report, that would ideally mean it was now applicable.

Justice (Retd) A K Mathur said the One Rank, One Pension is one of the peculiar recommendations made to the government which has not been given so far.

“Though the army employees used to get the One Rank, One Pension, but the civilians will also get the same One Rank, One Pension. This is a very peculiar feature. No pay commission gave that,” he added.

“That will include the increase in the pay structure, allowances as well as the pension for the retired employees. The peculiar feature of this report is that we have done away with the grade pay and given an open metric system,” said Justice (Retd.) Mathur.

“It will be a very transparent system. The people will know where they stand. We have given them the entire manner in which they can find out their place in the metrics and after that they can determine their pay,” he added.

Justice (Retd.) Mathur further said there are various allowances including house rent, transport, children’s education. “A person who enters in the government service can reasonably expect to get about Rs 24,000 per month. We have also recommended that the government employees should be covered by health insurance for everybody,” he said.

“We have also made a recommendation that the educational allowance should also be increased. We have also made a recommendation for very good allowances and perks for the army personnel. We have also given all paramilitary forces almost identical benefits as are given to the defence personnel,” he added.

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