Government has approved OROP in principle: Ex-servicemen

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The government has approved the One Rank One Pension (OROP) concept in principle, Maj. Gen. Satbir Singh (retd), who is spearheading the campaign for the sceheme’s implementation, said here on Saturday.

He told the media that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has also agreed to the issue of extending OROP to ex-servicemen who took premature retirement.

“By the grace of God, OROP has been approved by the government,” Maj. Gen. Satbir Singh said at a press conference at Jantar Mantar.

“The third bone of contention is still there, which is when the revision of pension should take place. While the government is saying it should be five years, we have said that this will kill the definition of One Rank One Pension. The minister has said a committee will be formed on this,” he said.

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