All India | NDTV.com | Updated: May 17, 2015 18:08 IST
NEW DELHI: The Centre has in principle cleared the 'One Rank One Pension' scheme for retired armed forces personnel, sources have told NDTV. The Govt has made a provision for an additional Rs.8300 crore for this purpose.
Sources say once Prime Minister Narendra Modi is back on May 19 from his three-nation tour, a final round of discussions will take place with him. The official announcement is likely to be made later this month, coinciding with the first anniversary celebrations of the NDA government.
The scheme, which seeks to ensure that a uniform pension is paid to defence personnel who retire at the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of their date of retirement, has been a long-standing demand of the over 20 lakh ex-servicemen in the country.
The government has already made it clear that One Rank One Pension will be implemented with effect from April 1, 2014
It is not once bitten twice shy but repeatedly bitten and shy till the actual notification as per the accepted definition of OROP is released as the implications of 7th pay commission introduced by DM himself earlier this month have not been clarified. So, just wait !!ReplyDelete
Wait and Watch........No option till 26 May15.ReplyDelete
Why is NDTV shy of revealing the sources -- official or minister, unless someone directly or indirectly is trying to gauge the reactions of ESM, after creating an atmosphere of distrust even when full cooperation and patience has been extended by ESM fraternity for long.ReplyDelete
Let's hope fr bestReplyDelete