OROP Movement

 OROP implementation committee: Justice (Retd) L Narasimha Reddy will also look into the measures for the removal of anomalies that may arise out of inter-services issues of the three forces due to implementation of OROP besides implications on Service matters. (Representational image; Express photo by Jasbir Malhi)

OROP implementation committee: The Terms of Reference for the Committee shall be to examine and make recommendations on references received from the Central Government on various issues concerning the OROP scheme announced by the government last month. (Representational image; Express photo by Jasbir Malhi)

OROP implementation committee: Justice (Retd) L Narasimha Reddy, former Chief Justice of Patna High Court, will head the Judicial Committee which will look into One Rank One Pension (OROP) implementation, it was officially announced here today but the protesting veterans rejected it. The Committee has been given a six-month deadline for submission of its recommendations Continue Reading..

OROP implementation committee: A uniform pension has to be paid under the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme to the armed forces personnel retiring at the same rank after the same length of service, regardless of their date of retirement. The government has announced that these benefits would be applicable from July 1, 2014, with Continue Reading..

NEW DELHI: Ex-servicemen seeking changes in the government’s One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme on Sunday staged a protest outside the official residence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi, alleging that he failed to respond to concerns raised by them during an earlier meeting. This is the second time in two weeks the Continue Reading..

Looking to end the logjam on the issue of One Rank One Pension (OROP) for ex-servicemen, the government has prepared a draft on the modalities of implementing the scheme and an announcement is likely in the next 2-3 days. However ex-servicemen termed it “unilateral” and have rejected the draft. The major sticking point remains the Continue Reading..

NEW DELHI — Actress and AAP leader Gul Panag today alleged that despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “light clarification” on the One Rank One Pension issue, there is still ambiguity left over the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS). Panag, daughter of retired Lt Gen HS Panag, appealed to the government to “unconditionally” fulfil OROP promises the Continue Reading..

Protesting ex-servicemen refused to be evicted from Jantar Mantar on Friday when the Delhi Police and the New Delhi Municipal Council tried to clear out the area for Independence Day citing security concerns. Police were subsequently forced to call off the eviction exercise and let the protesters continue with their demonstrations. “We have not given Continue Reading..

NEW DELHI— Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today virtually ruled out annual revision of pension as demanded by agitating ex-servicemen under ‘One rank, One pension’ but said government will safeguard interests of soldiers retiring at an early age through higher pensions. Annul revision in pensions do not happen anywhere in the world, he said. Jaitley said Continue Reading..

NEW DELHI — The ex-servicemen will start returning their medals from today to protest the government notification on the implementation of One Rank, One Pension, which they have rejected. “The notification that the government has issued completely murders the definition of OROP. In OROP’s definition, a senior will never get less pension than a junior. Continue Reading..