'One Rank, One Pension' to become a reality on August 15?

A report claimed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may announce the implementation of 'One Rank, One Pension' on August 15.

'One Rank, One Pension' to become a reality on August 15?

New Delhi: A report claimed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may announce the implementation of 'One Rank, One Pension' on August 15.

The Times of India reported that the PM could make the announcement on implementation of OROP during his Independence Day address from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort.

Demanding the implementation of the OROP, military veterans have been on a relay hunger strike for the last 57 days.

Some of them now believe the announcement could be made on August 15 as "the file, after some heated disagreements between the finance and defence ministries, has finally reached the PMO", the daily reported.

The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already accepted the demand for One Rank, One Pension in principle. At present, the deadlock is over the finer details of the scheme and the same are still being worked out.

Implementation of the OROP was among the promises the BJP had made in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections in May last year.  

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