One Rank One Pension Issue

Govt. reviewing denial of OROP for premature retirees

  1. News: The govt is reconsidering the denial of One Rank One Pension (OROP) to personnel opting Pre-Mature Retirement
  2. Those personnel opting Pre-Mature Retirement are not entitled to the benefits of the OROP, as per the current standing
  3. Reason: Creating a distinction between those leaving service for greener pastures and those leaving for the sake of the country
  4. Criticism: It goes against the recommendations of the A.V. Singh committee of 2004 which recommended ways of lowering the age of Commanding officers and brigade commanders for combat and support arms

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