Thursday, October 16, 2014

Will clear hurdles, hike OROP funding: VK Singh

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 08:51 AM PDT
  Hindustan Times  Arainpura (Karnal), October 13, 2014 
Aiming at gaining support of ex-servicemen in the Haryana assembly elections, Union minister and former army chief VK Singh said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would “soon clear bureaucratic hurdles” to implement the ‘one rank-one pension’ (OROP) scheme for the armed forces. Urging the people to “throw stones” at other parties, Singh said the Centre had allotted Rs. 1,000 crore for the implementation of the OROP scheme in the budget. He was addressing a rally in support of the party’s nominee from Gharaunda, Harvinder Kalyan, who had recently joined the saffron party. Once a close aide of late chief minister Bhajan Lal, Kalyan quit the Congress in 2005 and joined the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) floated by Bhajan Lal. Then he joined the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and contested the 2009 elections unsuccessfully as its candidate. 
Meanwhile, Singh, Union minister of state for external affairs, said the Centre would increase the OROP allocation and “may start disbursing dues in installments”. He claimed, “The Congress government did nothing for the ex-servicemen. The BJP upon assuming power paved the way for fulfillment of the long-pending demand. Though the Centre has made up its mind to implement the scheme, files are pending with bureaucrats. I am sure these would be cleared soon.”
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  1. Its a very good news, hope it turns out to be a reality

  2. It is an election stunt. Nothing will happens in near future. The beaurocrats / babus will not allow the politicians to clear the OROP. Gen V K Singh is corrupt and has nothing done for the ex serviceman during his tenure as COAS.

  3. Another false promise by a leader.

  4. This only shows the General has learned the craftiness of an astute politician. No where has he assured us he will see to it that OROP as proposed by Service Hqs, recommended by Koshiari Committee, accepted by the previous Parliament and eagerly awaited by all exservicemen will be sanctioned within a specific time frame, say by the end of this year or in next budget or not even the next decade or next century. After all the files are pending with the bureaucracy. What can a poor Minister do? He is talking of an allotment of 1000 crores. OROP requires nearly 4000 crores. Chidambaram allotted 500 crores and said he will give more, knowing well he will not be there to do that. (He did not contest the election). Much expected Jaitly sanctioned another 1000 crores and advised us to 'tone down our expectations' And now comes the General with 'may start disbursing dues in installments.' The key words are MAY, DUES & INSTALLMENTS. There is no OROP. Even the pittance which the Govt may dole out as 'mark of commitment' to OROP will be dished out in small pieces at the convenience of the Govt. There is no news in this. This is what is expected of Govts, of Congrss, BJP or anything else, of all Govt functioneries Even if this General becomes the PM or RM or FM we will not get OROP, because he then becomes SARKAR.

  5. No Goverment either Cong or BJP will implement OROP.Decades and centuies passing away.they promise to implement during elections and after coming to power ,setting it aside This ,is what happening through decades,No option left with Ex-serviceman other than to take support of serving personnel and requesting them to Arms down at Border till the OROP is implemented.