Monday, February 2, 2015

'One Rank, One Pension' Scheme to be Rolled Out Soon: Manohar Parrikar

Press Trust of India | Updated: February 02, 2015 08:15 IST
'One Rank, One Pension' Scheme to be Rolled Out Soon: Manohar Parrikar
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar speaking at an event on Friday. (Photo: Press Trust of India)
NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday assured the ex-service      men   of early implementation of the 'one rank, one pension' scheme, saying that his Ministry  has fast-tracked the work on it.
The assurance came when a 27-member delegation of the ex-servicemen called on         Mr Parrikar at Kota House in New Delhi, his residence for the time-being. A rally was       also held here by the ex-servicemen, seeking early implementation of the scheme.
Defence sources said that Mr Parrikar assured the ex-servicemen of rolling it out at          the earliest. He said he is working hard on it and the Ministry will send its views to           the Finance Ministry by February 17.
Mr Parrikar underlined that there are a lot of calculations and complications involved       and he is working towards solving them. "I will do my work," he was quoted as telling       the delegation.
Maj Gen Satbir Singh (retd), Chairman of Indian Ex-Service Movement, said the         meeting with Mr Parrikar was "positive". He said that the Defence Minister has              given assurances to the delegation on four major issues relating to the scheme,         including "getting approval from the Finance Ministry before the Budget this month".

One rank, one pension scheme has been a long-standing demand of the over                     2 million ex-servicemen in the country. It 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.

Story First Published: February 02, 2015 08:15 IST
(Source- NDTV)


  1. In salute all those who participated in the Maharally.

  2. Sir, the same rank with the same length of service is not clearly understood. Is it the last rank held in the total qualifying service or the number of years served in the particular rank within the total qualifying service? What would be the fitment formula for those who served longer period in a particular rank (due to lack of promotional avenues) as compensated by awarding ACP to post 2006 retirees.

    1. OROP as envisaged by all who have been fighting for that so long is, persons retiring in the same rank at different periods of time get the same pension. It is based on rank at the time of retirement. Not the number of years served in that rank. Someone with 15 years total service might have been a Havildar for 5 years and another person with same 15 years might hv been hav. for 3 years only. but both will get the same pension Civil pensions are based on the last pay drawn, whereas military pension has always been based on last rank held and length of service.