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SC pulls up Centre on OROP: Examining the policy and why the matter has reached apex court
India

SC pulls up Centre on OROP: Examining the policy and why the matter has reached apex court

The apex court is hearing a petition filed by the Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement accusing the government of reneging on its promise to implement the policy for military pensioners

Coronavirus Outbreak: Ministry of Defence mobilises ex-servicemen to assist state, district administrators to combat COVID-19
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Ministry of Defence mobilises ex-servicemen to assist state, district administrators to combat COVID-19

Amid the nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the Defence Ministry announced on Thursday that it is mobilising ex-servicemen (ESM) to assist the state and district administrations wherever required

Indian Army allows medals of deceased military personnel to be worn by kin during homage and other ceremonial functions
India

Indian Army allows medals of deceased military personnel to be worn by kin during homage and other ceremonial functions

The decision was taken about two weeks ago when some of the relatives of the deceased ex-servicemen approached the force to allow them to wear the medals to honour the slain soldiers.

One Rank One Pension: Rajnath Singh sets up committee to examine next revision of dole outs under OROP
India

One Rank One Pension: Rajnath Singh sets up committee to examine next revision of dole outs under OROP

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has constituted a committee to work out the modalities and methodology of the implementation of next revision of pension under One Rank One Pension (OROP), the ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Congress says it will raise ex-servicemen's issues, including OROP, in Winter Session
Politics

Congress says it will raise ex-servicemen's issues, including OROP, in Winter Session

The Congress said on Sunday that it will raise issues related to ex-servicemen in the current session of Parliament, as the military veterans rued the "dilution" of their post-retirement benefits.

Ensure identity of paramilitary personnel is not revealed: Delhi High court to Centre
India

Ensure identity of paramilitary personnel is not revealed: Delhi High court to Centre

Shocked by the alleged disclosure of the identity of paramilitary personnel operating in sensitive areas and their family by a television channel, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to examine the matter and ensure safeguards before the telecast.

OROP stir: Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani to represent ex-servicemen in court
India

OROP stir: Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani to represent ex-servicemen in court

Ram Jethmalani assured the ex-servicemen demanding "complete implementation" of 'One Rank One Pension' that he will lead their legal battle in the SC.

OROP agitators claim 'vendetta action' against retd officer
India

OROP agitators claim 'vendetta action' against retd officer

Questioning the recent arrest of a 75-year-old veteran by Gurgaon Police in a cheating case, a group of protesting ex-servicemen on Sunday vowed to continue their campaign on 'One Rank one Pension' scheme and said they will not be cowed down by the "vendetta action".

Ex-servicemen League opposes World T20 tie between India and Pakistan
First Cricket News

Ex-servicemen League opposes World T20 tie between India and Pakistan

Himachal Pradesh's Ex-servicemen League has strongly opposed the hosting of T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Dharamsala on March 19 and asked the BCCI to reconsider its decision, keeping in view the sentiments of families of the martyrs.

OROP to cost exchequer Rs 7,500 cr per year, says defence ministry
India

OROP to cost exchequer Rs 7,500 cr per year, says defence ministry

The annual expenditure on the 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) scheme has been estimated at around Rs.7,500 crore, the defence ministry said in a statement.

OROP row: Ex-servicemen protest outside Arun Jaitley's residence
India

OROP row: Ex-servicemen protest outside Arun Jaitley's residence

Ex-servicemen seeking changes in the government's OROP scheme on Sunday staged a protest outside the official residence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Now, paramilitary veterans announce protest from next year over OROP issue
India

Now, paramilitary veterans announce protest from next year over OROP issue

Retired personnel of various paramilitary forces of the country declared they will intensify their protests in support of their demands of getting the OROP.

Unhappy with govt committee, may approach court: Ex-servicemen on OROP issue
India

Unhappy with govt committee, may approach court: Ex-servicemen on OROP issue

Ex-servicemen agitating on the 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) issue rejected on Monday the single-member committee announced by the government.

Over 2,000 ex-servicemen return medals over govt's 'diluted' OROP scheme
India

Over 2,000 ex-servicemen return medals over govt's 'diluted' OROP scheme

Over 2,000 ex-servicemen protesting against the government's "diluted" one-pension-one rank (OROP) scheme on Tuesday returned their medals in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab, the organizations spearheading the movement claimed today as they hit back at Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for his "unlike soldiers behaviour" remark aimed at them.

OROP: Former defence minister AK Antony accuses govt of betraying ex-servicemen
India

OROP: Former defence minister AK Antony accuses govt of betraying ex-servicemen

Former Defence Minister AK Antony on Tuesday attacked Narendra Modi government accusing it of "betraying" war veterans and dubbing the notification on one-rank-one-pension as a "Diwali shock" for them.

OROP stir: Centre might eventually win, but here's how it doesn't have to be a zero sum game
India

OROP stir: Centre might eventually win, but here's how it doesn't have to be a zero sum game

The One Rank One Pension (OROP) has reached a stage with which most soldiers, bureaucrats and politicians are familiar. In military parlance this situation is called an impasse, where neither side seems to be making much headway, and now it’s a question of who has more stamina to last out the war of attrition.

Behaviour of protesting ex-servicemen unlike that of a soldier: Parrikar on OROP protest
India

Behaviour of protesting ex-servicemen unlike that of a soldier: Parrikar on OROP protest

The behaviour of ex-servicemen protesting the notification on OROP scheme is "unlike that of a soldier" and they have been misguided, Manohar Parrikar said.

OROP official notification to be issued before Diwali: Manohar Parrikar
India

OROP official notification to be issued before Diwali: Manohar Parrikar

The official notification for One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme will be issued before Diwali, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday.

Armyman claims OROP protesters assaulted by police, demands probe
India

Armyman claims OROP protesters assaulted by police, demands probe

A retired Armyman moved the Delhi HC seeking direction for a judicial enquiry into alleged atrocities by Delhi Police on protesters demanding OROP.

Ex-servicemen to hold 'Ekta Rally' to demand govt action on issues with OROP
India

Ex-servicemen to hold 'Ekta Rally' to demand govt action on issues with OROP

The ex-servicemen protesting over issues pertaining to the announced One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme have organised 'Ekta rally' on 12 September, Saturday, at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.