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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

PROTEST OF PARAMILITARY FORCES OFFICIALS AT JANTAR MANTAR

PROTEST OF PARAMILITARY FORCES OFFICIALS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3752
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 5TH APRIL, 2017/ CHAITRA 15, 1939 (SAKA)

PROTEST OF PARAMILITARY FORCES OFFICIALS 

3752. SHRI DHARMAPURI SRINIVAS:

Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state :

(a) whether the attention of Government is drawn to the protest of the paramilitary forces officials at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi demanding grant of special pay, OROP and restoration of old pension scheme for lakhs of personnel;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether it is a fact that discrimination is being meted out to the CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF and SSB in sanctioning of number of welfare benefits to both serving and retired personnel of these forces, if so, the reasons therefor; and 

(d) the steps being taken by Government to redress their problems?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

(SHRI KIREN RIJIJU)
(a) to (d): Reports of gathering of Ex-Paramilitary personnel at Jantar Mantar have been received. The demands from Ex-Central Armed Police Forces & Assam Rifles personnel (Ex-CAPFs & AR), inter-alia, include separate service and pension rules for CAPFs & AR, One Rank One Pension (OROP), discontinuation of New Pension System (NPS) etc. The Ex-CAPF personnel are entitled to pension and other pensionary benefits as Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules 1972, which are different from the pension rules applicable to Ex-servicemen. The age of superannuation in respect of CAPFs & AR is 57/60 years. Further, CAPFs and AR personnel, who are appointed on or after 01/01/2004, are covered under New Pension System (NPS).

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