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Government mulls inducting ex-servicemen into police forces

New Delhi: Days after announcing the implementation of One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen, the Narendra Modi government is working on a plan to induct retired defence personnel into police forces.Reports suggested that
India TV News Desk September 11, 2015 17:26 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Days after announcing the implementation of One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen, the Narendra Modi government is working on a plan to induct retired defence personnel into police forces.

Reports suggested that the government has started examining issues related to induction of jawans into the police forces.

The latest development came a day ahead of the veterans plan to hold a rally at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against 'partial' implementation of OROP.

There are also reports of differences among ex-servicemen over tomorrow's rally as it is believed that the rally could be an impediment to the finalisation of the declaration on OROP.

The implementation of OROP will benefit more than 30 lakh defence pensioners, including six lakh widows.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had last week said that government is committed to the welfare of veterans, despite the fiscal burden.

The estimated cost to the exchequer for the OROP scheme will be Rs 8,000-10,000 crore, and the arrears will amount to around Rs 12,000 crore. The scheme announced by the government will take 2013 as the base year to calculate pensions.