Sunday, February 1, 2015
ENCOURAGING NEWS ON OROP
Armed forces’ demands to be met soon: Parrikar
Ex-servicemen stage a dharna in New Delhi on Sunday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, February 1
Finally there is good news for more than 20 lakh retired veterans of the Armed Forces. An assurance to implement the one rank-one pension (OROP) was given to the veterans by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar here. The veterans had organized a rally at Jantar Mantar to protest against the non-implementation of the OROP.
The defence minister, who invited a delegation of veterans, assured them of the positive outcome on four key issues, including getting all sanctions before the Budget is presented on February 28.