Friday, July 3, 2015

Government committed to implement 'One Rank One Pension': Manohar Parrikar to ex-servicemen

By PTI | 3 Jul, 2015, 08.29PM IST 

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has conveyed the NDA government's "unequivocal commitment" in implementing 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) when a delegation of ex-servicemen, who are on a strike for past 19 days pressing for its execution, met him.
Parrikar has conveyed the NDA government's "unequivocal commitment" in implementing OROP when a delegation of ex-servicemen met him.

Not happy with Parrikar's assurance, the agitating ex-servicemen said the question of ending the protest does not arise without a government announcement on implementing the long-pending demand.

"A six member delegation of United Front of Ex-Servicemen (UFESM) met the Defence Minister last night. Parrikar conveyed unequivocal commitment of the party (BJP)and the government towards implementation of OROP," said Col (retd) Anil Kaul, spokesman of the Front.

He said Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag was also present at the meeting. "The question of calling off the relay hunger strike does not arise unless a date for implementing it is announced and that too without dilution," he said. Kaul said the minister told the delegation that the file pertaining to OROP with various observations regarding resolutions of complexities had been received by him but he had not been able to study it.

Another meeting is likely to take place with the minister either on July 6 or 7, he said. The relay hunger strike of ex-servicemen at Jantar Mantar entered 19th day today. "We will wait for government's decision on OROP till July 15 and then take our agitation for OROP to next level in which local ex-servicemen organisations all over the country will resort to demonstrations and other peaceful ways of voicing their grievance," said Major General (retd) Satbir Singh, one of the leaders of the protest.

The Narendra Modi government has been maintaining that it is committed to OROP, a key promise made during Lok Sabha poll. 

Close to 22 lakh ex-servicemen and over six lakh war widows stand to be immediate beneficiaries of the scheme, which envisages a uniform pension for the defence personnel who retire in the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of their date of retirement.

Currently, the pension for ex-servicemen is based on the Pay Commission recommendations of the time when they had retired. 

(Source- Economic times)


  1. Unable to understand " Observations regarding resolutions of complexities " , Still OROP file is shuttling between north & south block , but it can be solved by the DM, by personally take the file to PMO, sit along with FM in front of PM clear all the observation. This is a drama enacted by babus for delaying. Pse don't involve babus in this issue

  2. What else could you except the word committed to implement 1R1P. On 6 or 7 any thing new ? The other blog has got some other news, The connect has a different news, it looks like these politicians are trying to play a divide exsmn association's and achieve some hidden target, and we are playing into their ploy. Exsmn association's rep be cautious.

  3. My dearbrothers&my dear honourable officersEsm!OROP was long pending subjet to the both UPA&NDA GOVT.we the people of IESM group are uncried children of Bharat Mata,but when they cried the world will listen .our pol leaders are very clever to slept them either by singing LORRY or by applying Sri Krishna Policy or applying divide&Roll policy of Britishers.

  4. most of the politician are playing in the hands bearuecrate/babu.neta ji is controled by babu”s rather they should be controled by neta ji,this is the requirement of democratc rule politician are asking the govt.for revision of their pay & pension by double the amount and automatic revision as per pay commission,though govt.has rejected it is temprorally ,this a eye wash for general public ex service a month or after few days it will be paased the by parliament with no opposition in this get our orop dues we have to change the system by pressing them in polite way or useing stick metheds.thanks to all dearest ex service men.
    S B Prasad mech-3