Saturday, August 15, 2015

Ex-servicemen anguished over PM Narendra Modi's failure to announce 'OROP' on Independence Day

New Delhi:Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 09:56 
Agitating ex-servicemen demanding implementation of 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) were furious and disappointed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi failed to make any specific announcement during his Independence Day speech on Saturday.
Ex-servicemen anguished over PM Narendra Modi's failure to announce 'OROP' on Independence Day
Zee Media Bureau
Several retired personnel protesting over OROP at Jantar Mantar said they were disappointed and angry with the PM as he had failed to fulfill his promise.
Major General (retired) Satbir Singh, one of the agitators, critisised the PM for not implementing OROP saying that PM had accepted their demand 17 months back, but still hasn't been able to accomplish the task. Expressing anguish over PM's speech, Major (retd) Rajendra Singh said their hearts have been broken.
PM Modi, while making his second Independence Day speech from the Red Fort, said, “'One Rank, One Pension' is a long-pending issue; discussions are underway and are in last stages.” While assuring the veterans on implementation of OROP in the near future, the Prime Minister said, “In principle my government has accepted 'OROP',” adding that “we will have good news on the basis of talks that are underway.” "The way the talks are going on I am expecting something positive," he further said.
Earlier, it was being widely speculated that PM Modi will announce the OROP during his I-Day speech.
Currently, the pension for retired personnel is based on the pay commission recommendations at the time when the personnel retired. This leads to a difference in pension for officers of same rank who retire on different dates. With OROP, retired personnel would draw the same pension as officers and jawans of the same rank who are retiring now.
They would also be entitled to a year's back pensions at the new rate, which would be a windfall for pensioners. The OROP will benefit 25 lakh ex-servicemen. It is expected to cost the government around Rs 8,500 crore.


  1. Sir,
    All indian's are wd army accept गदार .During kargil war common citizens had donated blood in more then required quantity.If govt shows apathy with u,people of India will punish them for it.

  2. Yeh lalkhilla ka apmaan hai, jhoot pe jhoot bhole jaa rahey hai, shoba nahi dhetha, ithna ooncha padh mey rahke iss thara bolna uchith nahi hai, veterans ko ullu banarey, khoyi kehta hai, technicalities hai, koyi Arthametic karna hai, poochiye inse, the technicalities aur Arthametic hai kya hum bhi tho Janey, Andhera charaha hai veterans Kay zindagi parr

  3. Once again they have played the same shot one the same delivery. We shall now take our protest to the next and deciding level.

  4. International media has taken note of OROP it seems. This is from Seattle-

  5. This is the black day for serving and ex servicemen of india

  6. I have passed high school and maths was one of the subjects and scored over 50 marks. I am willing to help the FM Arun Jaitely with the calculations of the pension due based on OROP. Just give me a day or two