Thursday, August 27, 2015
A final solution to the ‘One Rank One Pension’ row remained out of reach despite hectic back channel talks, as the protesting ex-servicemen today rejected government's formula saying an attempt was being made to “short-change” them.
“The government is hell bent on short-changing. There are only three points of contention," a source here said.
Sources said the government wants 2011 to be the base year, besides no 3 per cent annual increase. The government also wants payment to begin from April 1, 2015 as against the agreed date of April 1, 2014.
New Delhi, August 26
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
PM Handling One Rank One Pension, Announcement Likely This Week – NDTV
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is handling One Rank One Pension or OROP himself now and “positive movement” is expected on the issue this week, sources have told NDTV.There is speculation that an OROP announcement could come as early as Friday, August 28, the 50th anniversary of the 1965 war with Pakistan.Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar met PM Modi yesterday and sources said only final touches now remain to be given to the new pension plan that the government will announce for ex-serviceman.OROP, a two-decade old demand for pension parity
SOI: Sanjha Morcha.
Monday, August 24, 2015
W.O Rozari Fernando with his wife at our Trust Offfice .
One Warrant Officer called on our office for verification of the correctness of his pension.
Name: A.Rozari Fernamdo( 217531 ) Rank: W.O Air force
PDA: SBI Tirunelveli-Dist. TN.
Date of Discharge : 30-9-1981
On going through his Pass book entries, it was confirmed that he is being paid correct rate of pension.
During interaction, we came to know that he has not applied for Endorsement of family pension.
We explained to him the importance of Joint Notification and prepared the Appendix-I and the Annexure II then and there and guided him to forward the same in Triplicate to AFRO through his PDA.
The WO and his wife were very happy with our service and sincerely thanked for this timely help.
Our Trust is happy in helping one more veteran for Joint Notification.
The agitating veterans held a CANDLE MARCH
Describing the demands of the ex-servicemen as "just", Mrinalini, who is wife of a serving Army officer, joined the protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi this morning.
The daughter of Union Minister and former Army chief Gen VK Singh on Saturday joined the ongoing agitation of ex-servicemen seeking immediate implementation of the long-pending ‘One Rank One Pension (OROP)’ scheme. Describing the demands of the ex-servicemen as “just”, Mrinalini, who is wife of a serving Army officer, joined the protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi this morning. “This is a just cause and the matter has been pending for many years. I have come here as the daughter of an ex-serviceman to give support to the veterans who have served the country but are now protesting for their rights for over two months,” she told PTI.