Govt not accepted OROP demand of ex-servicemen: RS told

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 20:38

New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said it has not accepted the `One-Rank-One-Pension` demand but has recommended substantial improvements for pensioners even as ex-servicemen have deposited nine cardboard boxes full of their service medals protesting against the decision.
"Although the OROP demand has not been accepted.. the
Committee (under Cabinet Secretary) has recommended
substantial improvement in pension of pre January 1, 2006
pensioners and bring pre-October 10, 1997 on par with post
October 10, 1997 pensioners, "Minister of State for Defence
M M Pallam Raju said in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha
query.
The Minister added that the ex-servicemen have deposited
nine cardboard boxes full of medal in support of their
demands.

After the implementation of the sixth Central Pay
commission recommendations, ex-servicemen have been holding
protest rallies to deposit their medals with the government in
support of their OROP demand.

The Minister said the committee had not found the OROP
demand administratively feasible to be implemented as such.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 20:38

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