Manohar Parikkar Announces Implementation of OROP
“Despite huge financial burden, we are implementing OROP. It will be effective from July 1, 2014. Personnel who opt for voluntary retirement will not be covered under OROP. Gap between the current pensioners will be bridged in 5 years”, announced Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar over OROP (One Rank One Pension). Satbir Singh, a retired Major General his satisfaction towards implementation of OROP. It is known that the issue of OROP has been pending for nearly 4 decades. The concept of OROP was scraped by former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1973 and is now being implemented after 42 years.
However, Satbir Singh is only partially satisfied as he says “We don’t accept decision not to give OROP benefits to those who have taken VRS. It should be under Defence minister and not given more than one month.We also disapprove of setting up of 1-member judicial committee. According to us, govt has only accepted one of our demands and rejected six”.