One Rank One Pension Issue

Apr, 07, 2016

OROP gets retrospective Cabinet nod

  1. News: The One Rank One Pension scheme has received ex-post facto approval from the Cabinet
  2. Background: It was brought in Nov 2015, to benefit more than 2.5 million ex- servicemen and war widows
  3. Scheme: Pension would be revised on the basis of the pension of retirees of calendar year 2013 and the benefit will be effective from July 1, 2014
  4. In future, the pension would be revised every five years
Feb, 19, 2016

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
Nov, 09, 2015

Why One Rank One Pension notification did not satisfy ex-servicemen?

  1. The veterans wanted equalisation of pension every year, or at least every 2 years.
  2. But the government has notified that it would happen only once in 5 years.
  3. Can you explain OROP in one sentence?
  4. OROP means military personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service would get the same pension.
Aug, 27, 2015

Govt. may refer OROP to seventh pay commission

  1. The govt. is planning to refer the issue of One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the 7th Pay Commission.
  2. Though the deliberations continued between govt. and representatives of ex-servicemen, but failed to sort out differences.
  3. Recently, the Pay Commission was given a 4-month extension, its recommendations could include the long-pending OROP scheme
Jun, 02, 2015

[op-ed snap] One Rank One Pension: An unfulfilled dream

  1. OROP seeks parity for all service personnel retiring on the same rank and tenure, irrespective of when they retire.
  2. The govt.’s commitment has done little to contain the growing unhappiness in the community of ex-servicemen.
  3. UPA govt. cleared the deal in-principle and allocated Rs. 500 crore, but there was no progress beyond.
  4. The process of completing administrative procedures across different departments seems to be an unending one.
  5. It will benefit 2.5 million ex-servicemen and women immediately, incurring nearly Rs. 8300 crore on govt. exchequer.
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