Sunday, August 3, 2014
OROP under consideration, says MoS
The ‘one-rank one-pension’ (OROP) formula for retired soldiers is under consideration, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh informed the Lok Sabha today.
In a written reply to Maj Gen BC Khanduri (Retd.) in the Lok Sabha, Rao assured that the principle of ‘one-rank one-pension’ for the armed forces had been accepted by the government.
He said the modalities for implementation were discussed with various stakeholders. “It will be implemented once the modalities are approved by the government,” he said.
On July 30, the Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement had wrote a letter to the Defence Minister and also chiefs of the three services saying the delay in implementing the OROP was a cause concern.
A copy of the letter was also sent to newly appointed BJP president Amit Shah.
(Source - Sanjha Morcha/Tribune News Service)
Ministry of Defence01-August, 2014 16:14 IST