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Govt has approved OROP in principle, says ex-servicemen; announcement soon

New Delhi: 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 scheme's implementation, said here on Saturday.He told the
India TV News Desk September 05, 2015 14:13 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: 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 scheme'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.

The Defence Minister will announce the government's decision at around 3 pm.

One Rank, One Pension will benefit 25 lakh ex-servicemen.