Thursday, March 26, 2015

OROP calculations done, to be implemented soon: Govt

Chandigarh, March 25

Union Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh today said the Narendra Modi-led NDA government was committed to implementing the one rank, one pension (OROP) policy and the Defence Ministry had recently forwarded the cost it would entail to the treasury.

Addressing a press conference here today, the minister said, “It is likely to cost us somewhere between Rs 7,000 crore and Rs 10,000 crore. The Congress-led UPA government made a mere announcement. However, we have gone into the details and calculated the entire cost. 

"We had initially thought of announcing it before the budget session. However, the Finance Ministry was busy with the making of the budget. We have decided the matter and it will be announced shortly,” he said.
Reacting to J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s statement that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) would be withdrawn from the state in a phased manner, Singh stated that the “army had reservations about it”.
“There is going to be no unilateral decision. Gradual withdrawal is everybody’s hope,” he remarked.

(Source- Tribune News Service)


  1. Dear All,

    Every day and every movement Raksha Manthri and Rajya Raksha Manthri is changing their statement as per their convenient hence I not believing the part of OROP until unless in picture or seen the implementation letter on my eyes

  2. We should not believe the words of Politician. Their words are truth-less and unbelievable. Let us come in black and white

  3. RM and RRM and PM are giving different statements with regard to OROP, nothing appears to be firm or definite, joking and recreating with sentiments and feelings of ex defense personnel. they are not true to their statements and election promises. the ex army officers those who are in ministry are maintaining a very good silence simulating the feeling they have become totally deaf and dumb in passing on good or bad remarks because they are now leading princely life. only God can save ex soldiers. our curse and spell will never those who are unfaithful and betray the interests of ex soldier

  4. Pl show daily progress on implementation of OROP on a devoted website.