GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.50
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 21ST JULY, 2015
STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF OROP
50. SHRI NEERAJ SHEKHAR:
SHRI AVINASH RAI KHANNA:
SHRI ARVIND KUMAR SINGH:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
(a) whether delay in the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) to all the Ex-servicemen has been protested by army veterans recently in various parts of the country;
(b) if so, the present status of the implementation of One Rank One Pension to all the Ex-servicemen in the country; and
(c) the time by which a final decision in this regard is likely to be announced and implemented?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
RAO INDERJIT SINGH
(a) Yes, Sir.
(b) & (c): The principle of One Rank One Pension for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the Government. The modalities for implementation were discussed with various stakeholders and are presently under consideration of the Government. It will be implemented once the modalities are approved by the Government.
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
22-July-2015 13:50 IST
Demand of One Rank One Pension by paramilitary forces
There have been some requests demanding One Rank One Pension on the line of demand in Defence Forces. There is no proposal under consideration of the Ministry on the issue.
Proposals regarding granting of Para Military Service pay and enhancement of casual leave at par with Army have been received in this Ministry. The same have been referred to the 7th Central Pay Commission for consideration.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question by Smt. Rajani Patil and Shri A.K. Selvaraj in the Rajya Sabha today.