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Skilling of ex-servicemen lags badly: CAG

 The government might have launched a Skill India mission with much fanfare but a defence ministry scheme to train ex-servicemen for a second career has failed to fulfill its objectives with no new initiatives introduced in the last 10 years, an audit report says.

One Rank-One Pension scheme gets ex-post facto Union Cabinet nod

One Rank-One Pension scheme gets ex-post facto Union Cabinet nod

The One Rank-One Pension scheme, brought in last November to benefit more than 2.5 million ex- servicemen and war widows, today received ex-post facto approval from the Union Cabinet.

All ex-servicemen will get their dues by Holi under OROP scheme, says Parrikar

All ex-servicemen will get their dues by Holi under OROP scheme, says Parrikar

The minister also expressed his gratitude to banks and defence department which have worked overtime to disburse some 2,293 crores by March 17.

OROP: Ex-servicemen vow to continue agitation

Unsatisfied with the detailed instructions and tables for One Rank One Pension scheme issued by the government, protesting military veterans on Thursday vowed to continue their agitation.

OROP to cost Rs 7,500 crore a year, arrears Rs 10,900 crore

The annual recurring financial implication of One Rank One Pension at the current rate will be approximately Rs 7,500 crore, the government said on Wednesday as it issued detailed instructions for the scheme.

Ex-servicemen to showcase maiden tableau in Republic Day Parade

Ex-servicemen to showcase maiden tableau in Republic Day Parade

For the first time ever, the Republic Day parade will witness a tableau by the ex-servicemen where the Army veterans will showcase their role in building the nation.

OROP row: Ex-servicemen call off protest outside Jaitley's residence

A protest by ex-servicemen outside FM Arun Jaitley`s residence on the OROP issue was called off after a late-night meeting with MoS for Finance Jayant Sinha.

Ex-servicemen pay homage to Pathankot martyrs

Hundreds of former servicemen at India Gate on Tuesday paid homage to the soldiers martyred during Pathankot attack.

Pakistan's plot to spy on military installations, poach ex-servicemen revealed

Pakistan's plot to spy on military installations, poach ex-servicemen revealed

Pakistani intelligence agency ISI had plans to spy on Military installations, as per a media report.

LN Reddy to head Judicial Committee on OROP

The Committee has been given a six-month deadline for submission of its recommendations. 

OROP issue: Ex-servicemen threaten to intensify stir

The government came out with a notification on OROP on November 7 but the veterans still remain unsatisfied.

Any issue relating to OROP can be taken by judicial panel: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sought to assuage protesting military veterans against "diluted" notification of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme saying any issue relating to it can be taken up with the judicial committee set up by government to make it "fool-proof."

OROP row: Ex-servicemen burn medals, hold protest march to President's House

OROP row: Ex-servicemen burn medals, hold protest march to President's House

The ex-servicemen protesting for the implementation of the OROP scheme tried to burn their medals on Wednesday.

Behaviour of ex-servicemen protesting over OROP unlike that of soldier: Parrikar

Behaviour of ex-servicemen protesting over OROP unlike that of soldier: Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar termed one rank, one pension decision as his biggest achievement in the last one year.

'Black Diwali' for defence veterans as they return medals over OROP issue

'Black Diwali' for defence veterans as they return medals over OROP issue

The ex-servicemen have rejected the Centre's notification on the implementation of One Rank, One Pension.

OROP row: Not all demands can be fulfilled, says Manohar Parrikar ​

OROP row: Not all demands can be fulfilled, says Manohar Parrikar ​

With the protesting ex-servicemen dissatisfied with the formal notification of one rank, one pension (OROP) scheme, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that everyone has a right to make a demand in democracy but not all demands can be fulfilled.

Now, ex-servicemen join protest over 'intolerance'; threaten to return medals, observe 'black Diwali'

Now, ex-servicemen join protest over 'intolerance'; threaten to return medals, observe 'black Diwali'

The chorus over ''growing'' intolerance has been rising in the country as scores of activists, writers, scientists and filmmakers have returned their national awards.

OROP: Retired paramilitary personnel end stir, to return in 2016

Retired personnel of various paramilitary forces demanding One Rank One Pension (OROP) benefits and other privileges under the ex-servicemen category Wednesday ended their three-day 'dharna' here saying they will "fall back again" by early next year.

Armed forces veterans raise Dadri case, seek grievance redressal mechanism

Ex-servicemen, who have been agitating for 'One Rank, One Pension', Saturday raised the Dadri lynching incident.

OROP row: Ex-servicemen say getting threats

Key members of the ex-servicemen's group protesting in the capital over the 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) issue said on Wednesday that they have received threats.