Saturday, August 15, 2015

One Rank One Pension

It is not fair on the part of government to inordinately delay actual grant of OROP. This is an election  commitment of NDA. Mere repeated reiteration of the commitment without actual delivery is not a welcome practice.

True, there are bound to be difficulties in calculation. Government has already taken more than one year in this exercise. So this justification does not wash.

There are differences in terms of duration of arrears payment. NDA's commitment was open-ended and therefore ex-servicemen's expectations got escalated. Ex-servicemen cannot be penalised for this.

The government should immediately think of releasing arrears atleast as per its calculations without making it final. Else government's sincerity will become suspect.

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