One Rank One Pension (OROP) for the armed forces personnel

Pension/Family Pension

Confused about the “whether One Rank One Pension (OROP) has been implemented for the armed
forces personnel” Solution is below:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO.374
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 11TH AUGUST, 2017
ONE RANK ONE PENSION

 

  • 374. SHRI K.N. RAMACHANDRAN:
    Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:

(a)  whether One Rank One Pension (OROP) has been implemented for the armed forces personnel;
(b)  if so, the details thereof;
(c)   whether there is dissatisfaction among the personnel in the armed forces in this
regard;
(d) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; and
(e)  the corrective measures taken by the Government in this regard?

A N S W E R
MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)
(a) to (e): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

 

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF LOK
SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 374 FOR ANSWER ON 11.8.2017

(a) & (b): The Government had issued orders for implementation of One
Rank One Pension (OROP) on 07.11.2015. As on 30.04.2017, a sum of
Rs.8,792.01 crores has been released to 21,08,398 Defence Forces
Pensioners / Family Pensioners in three instalments. 4th and final
instalment is due for payment from August, 2017.

(c) to (e): Some Ex-Servicemen Associations have been demanding
changes in methodology for fixation of pension, periodicity of its revision,
coverage of future Pre-mature retirees (PMR) cases etc. The Government
appointed One Member Judicial Committee (OMJC) on OROP to look into
anomalies, if any arising out of implementation of OROP on 14.12.2015.
The Committee submitted its report on 26.10.2016. An Internal Committee
has been constituted by the Government on 19.07.2017 to examine the
recommendations of OMJC with respect to feasibility and financial aspects.
Pension Grievances Cell in the Department have been receiving some
grievances of the pensioners / family pensioners regarding non-payment of
OROP benefits and taking up the matter with the concerned offices e.g.
Controller General of defence Accounts (CGDA), Principal Controller of
Defence Accounts (Pension) and Pension Disbursing Agencies (Banks) for
redressal of their grievances in a time-bound manner. Service
Headquarters and CGDA also have dedicated grievances Directorates /
Cells for redressal of the grievances of Ex-Servicemen. Disposal of the
grievances are monitored at the highest level in the Government.

As we all know that One Rank One Pension issue has been in trending from a large no times. All the serving and retired armed forces are still in doubts about rules and regulations of One Rank One Pension. Taking into account of the misinterpretation of regulations of OROP it’s clarification was asked in Lok Sabha and above is the authenticated answer for it.

Source:- Lok Sabha 

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