Thursday, August 20, 2015
India’s Veterans Deserve More Than OROP (Why an overhaul of recruitment, resettlement and retirement polices for the armed forces is necessary)
How does pension work for central government retirees?
1) Every year, the total number of pensioners increases as new people retire
2) Every year, all pensioners get a DA adjustment, and once in 10 years, they get a huge raise!
3) Widow(er)s of pensioners also get a partial pension post the death of the pensioner
Armed forces personnel want OROP for 2 interlinked reasons:
1) Forced early retirement for armed forces personnel leading to lower years of service
2) Lower pay at retirement than civilian counterparts, who are assured promotions