Sunday, September 6, 2015

All is not well even after OROP announcement by Govt.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said servicemen who have taken early retirement will be eligible to receive the benefits of the One Rank One Pension scheme. But protesting ex-servicemen said they would call off the stir only after all their demands were met. They have called off the indefinite hunger strike for now.
Click here for Govt. Press Release on OROP

Speaking at a rally in Faridabad, PM Modi said, "80 per cent people in the army work in junior posts, fight from the front lines and have to retire after 15 or 20 years... They will be among the first to get the benefits."Ex-servicemen who have been disabled in the line of duty will also get the benefits. "People are being misled about the government position on OROP and VRS," PM Modi said.At Delhi's Jantar Mantar, the 14 protesters who have been on indefinite hunger strike, were offered food. But Majo General (Retd) Satbir Singh, who is leading the ex-servicemen's association, said the stir will be on till all their demands were met.Thanking the Prime Minister for the clarity on early retirees, Satbir Singh said, "We will get back to hunger strike till death if the government does not approve our demands."The veterans demand pension equalisation every year, not every five years as announced by the government; 2014 as the base year for salary calculation instead of 2013 as suggested by the government; and they do not agree about the composition of the judicial board.The veterans, who have been protest for 88 days, said they were organising a rally, the Gaurav rally, on September 12.
  1. View more details in NDTV

1 comment :

S.Lakshman Rao said...

!!! Satisfied with the clarification on eligibility criteria dated 06.09.2015

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