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Soldiers who retired prematurely are entitled to OROP: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that Armed forces personnel who retired prematurely will also be entitled to the one rank one pension scheme.Speaking at an inaugural function of Badrapur -Faridabad Metro line,
India TV News Desk September 06, 2015 16:06 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that Armed forces personnel who retired prematurely will also be entitled to the one rank one pension scheme.

Speaking at an inaugural function of Badrapur -Faridabad Metro line, Prime Minister said that Armed forces personnel who have taken voluntary retirement will also be entitled to OROP scheme.

Modi said, “We made a promise and we are fulfilling it. For the previous Government this OROP was about Rs. 500 crore, I went deeper into the issue and allocated Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 10,000 crore for this scheme.”

PM also attacked Congress saying it has no right to question govt over OROP when it did nothing in 40 years.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said development was the sole aim of his government.

Earlier, Union government's decision to keep the personnel who voluntarily retired from the services out of the one rank one pension (OROP) benefit did not go down well with agitating ex-servicemen in the city.

The government announced on Saturday the scheme will be implemented with effect from July 1, 2014, with arrears amounting to anywhere between Rs 10,000 crore and Rs 12,000 crore.