Wednesday, May 20, 2015

'Narendra Modi may announce one-rank one-pension later this month'


IndiaToday.in  New Delhi, May 19, 2015 | UPDATED 20:38 IST 

Rao Inderjit Singh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to make an announcement later this month on ex-servicemen's long-pending demand of one-rank one-pension.



Rao Inderjit Singh, Minister of State for Defence on Tuesday told media persons that since coming to power in May last year the National Democratic Alliance consulted all stakeholders on the issue and then arrived at a decision.


"We came to power in May last year. Over the past one year we have consulted political parties, all stakeholders on one-rank one-pension, whether they are servicemen or ex-servicemen ," he said. "After having consulted everybody, a decision has been taken and the announcement of the decision is most likely to be made by the prime minister this month," Singh said on the sidelines of a ceremony held to launch the fourth and last anti-submarine warfare ship being made for the Indian Navy.

The minister said the issue was discussed and debated over the past two years and during the 2014 general election campaign the parties now in power had promised to solve the issue after talking to all stakeholders.

The "one rank, one pension" demand implies payment of a uniform pension to personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of their date of retirement.

(Source- India today)

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  2. Let's hope that things will go in positive direction.

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  3. Dear sir,
    It appears to be good omen coming with bounty, we have been kept restive due to various factor, our own ex service men community of higher echelon have put some obstacles that have been overcome. seemingly it is from babus now everything we have surpassed, we are about to get my advice is to ex service men amount you utilize in judicial way keeping in view of your better half and children jai ho maharaj ram ram

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  4. The biggest victims of this sordid drama over OROP and connected frequent announcements are the veterans on their sunset years who fought for us in 62, 65 and 71 wars and now comforted with 5000 or so by the Nation which just fraction of a designer suit. The loss of credibility and the loss of goodwill of the defence fraternity will haunt the ruling party for years to come. It is indeed very sad that even if OROP is sanctioned with all modalities the lost ground will never be recovered

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  7. Let's hope fr d best 👏🏼😓😢

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  8. 'may announce' NOT will announce.

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  9. Why later this month. Nothing could be as great as releasing OROP as achievement of BJP if they have true consideration for veteran. If not so hopefully do the veteran can burn the hope as the cells of OROP deemed already dead.

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  10. JWO Chand Jammu. Humble request to honourable PM modi Ji. Kindly give a finishing touch to OROP a long pending issue of we Veterans of Great India Jai Hind.

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  12. OROP will be announced in the presence of PM on 26 May 2015 and will be celebrated every year as 26 Jan. Jai Hide orop.

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