OROP scheme: Judicial committee submits report to Manohar Parrikar
The one-man judicial committee on One Rank One Pension (OROP) set up by the government on Wednesday submitted its report to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
New Delhi: The one-man judicial committee on One Rank One Pension (OROP) set up by the government on Wednesday submitted its report to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
The Centre had appointed the committee under the Chairmanship of retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court L Narasimha Reddy to look into the anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP.
The judicial committee had held hearings at around 20 cities and towns across the country and interacted with cross sections of ex-servicemen as well as their associations, a statement by the ministry said.
The committee also received 704 representations from individuals and various ex-servicemen associations and had held extensive interactions with all stakeholders before submitting its report.
Taking exception to Manohar Parrikar’s remarks against the protesting war veterans, Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday said it was "unbecoming" of him (Defence Minister) to make observations which can badly affect the morale of the existing soldiers, who are going to be ex-servicemen tomorrow.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday joined the agitating ex-servicemen at Jantar Mantar and asked the Centre to implement One Rank One Pension (OROP) for the veterans in its "true spirit" rejecting its recent notification in this regard.
In a landmark decision, the Narendra Modi-led government on Saturday decided to implement OROP scheme.