Govt to issue OROP notification after Bihar polls: Parrikar


Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that the government would issue a long-awaited notification that will clarify the specifications of One Rank One Pension (OROP) after Bihar elections.

The notification is likely to be issued before Diwali.

“Announcement will be made for OROP after the Election Commission’ model code of conduct is lifted in Bihar where the polls are going on,” said Parrikar.

Ex-servicemen have been on a hunger strike at Jantar Mantar demanding the implementation of OROP at earliest.

Some ex-servicemen though have objected to the scheme. They already claimed that the government has created confusion by including the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) in their announcement.

That’s because the VRS doesn’t exist in the defence forces and those who have taken premature retirement must come under OROP.

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Ex-servicemen have also objected to the government using the calendar year 2013 for fixing the base, instead of the financial year 2013-14.

In addition, they are against the formation of a one-man judicial commission and demand that a commission should consist of three ex-servicemen, one serving officer and one bureaucrat.

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