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Defence Minister Parrikar announces OROP policy

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 4:12 IST

Defence Minister Monohar Parrikar has announced the implementation of the the One Rank One Pension policy. Speaking to media persons in Delhi, he made the following points:

  • Government has decided to implement OROP

  • Personnel who retire voluntarily will not be covered under the #OROP scheme
  • Pension will be revised every 5 years
  • It will be implemented from July, 2014; all arrears payable in four bi-annual isntalments.
  • Base year will be 2013-2014.

Shortly before the press conference, Parrikar had a meeting with protesting war veterans who have been demanding the implementation of OROP since the last 20 years. However, over the last three months they intensified their stir, observing a hunger strike at Delhi's Jantar Mantar. Emerging out of the meeting with Parrikar, Major General Satbir Singh (Retd), Chairman of Indian Ex-Servicemen movement he made the following points:

  • No junior should get more pension than his senior

  • Government accepts OROP concept
  • We have told them there is nothing like VRS(voluntary retirement) in defence.
First published: 5 September 2015, 3:19 IST