Small issues in OROP will be dealt in future: Defence Minister
Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said there might be a few small issues pertaining to implementation of ‘One rank, one pension’ (OROP) scheme, which over time will get automatically addressed.
“OROP as a principle has been accepted, full financial requirements have been fulfilled. There might be a few small issues which over a period of time will get automatically addressed,” he told reporters here.
Parrikar said the issue has more or less been resolved.
“According to me the issue is more or less resolved, have you ever seen that 100 per cent things are fulfilled to everyone’s satisfaction?,” Parrikar said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made it clear that the armed forces jawans who have had to give up their jobs prematurely would be covered by OROP benefits announced by the government on Saturday. Welcoming the statement the agitating ex-servicemen decided to call off their hunger strike but said would continue their protest till all the “sticky” issues are resolved.
Maj Gen (retd) Satbir Singh, leader of the association leading the agitation, said the protest will continue till four specific points raised by the ex-servicemen are not accepted by the government.
One of them was revision of pension every two years but the government has decided to revise pension every five years.