OROP row: Points of disagreement between govt and ex-servicemen

The government has decided to implement the `One Rank, One Pension` (OROP) scheme for veterans, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Saturday. However, the ex-servicemen, who have been on agitation for 83 days, rejected the key details of the decision.

OROP row: Points of disagreement between govt and ex-servicemen

New Delhi: The government has decided to implement the `One Rank, One Pension` (OROP) scheme for veterans, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Saturday. However, the ex-servicemen, who have been on agitation for 83 days, rejected the key details of the decision.

Here are the key differences:

  1. The government has decided to implement OROP under which there would be revision of pension every five years as against one year demanded by the ex-servicemen.
  2. The base year would be calendar year 2013 for calculation of the OROP and it will be implemented from July 2014. The veterans had been demanding that the scheme be implemented from April 1, 2014.
  3. The government said that ex-servicemen, who have taken voluntary retirement, would not be eligible for the scheme. However, the veterans have demanded OROP benefits for those who have taken premature retirement.
  4. The government is setting up a one-member judicial committee to work out details of implementation of the OROP which will file a report in six months. The veterans have, however, demanded a five-member committee under the Defence Minister which will include an ex-serviceman too.

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