Defence Ministry examining report on OROP

The Defence Ministry is examining the report of a high-level committee which looked into the grievances of a section of ex-servicemen about the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.Sources in the ministry talked about government’s serious approach in examining the report, on a day a group of ex- servicemen demanded removal of “anomalies” in the OROP scheme implemented by the government.

“We are examining the report of retired chief justice of Patna High Court L Narasimha Reddy,” they said.
The committee was appointed in December 2015 by then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to look into the anomalies, if any, arising out of the implementation of the OROP scheme.

One of the major demands of the veterans was annual revision of pension while the government had agreed to review it after every five years.Earlier in the day, police and civic officials demolished tents and makeshift structures set up by ex-servicemen protesting at the Jantar Mantar for the last two years.

Police said the ex-servicemen were removed from the site as the National Green Tribunal had banned protests and dharnas around the historic Jantar Mantar.

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