Amid a stand-off over 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP), the agitating ex-servicemen met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to discuss modalities of government's proposal for resolution of the issue, but made it clear that they would not compromise on their key demands.
With their agitation at Jantar Mantar seeking early implementation of OROP entering the 83rd day today, retired personnel of the armed forces made it clear that they would not compromise on the basic concept of their demand that no senior should get lesser pension than a junior at any time.
Emerging out of the meeting, Major General Satbir Singh (retd), Chairman of Indian Ex-Servicemen movement he made the following points:
- No junior should get more pension than senior
- Government accepts OROP concept
We have told them there is nothing like VRS(voluntary retirement) in defence