Saturday, March 14, 2015
ENCOURAGING NEWS FROM OUR ARMY CHIEF.
last Updated: Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 18:09
Jhajjar: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Saturday said that the long-standing demand of Armed Forces veterans' for One Rank One Pension (OROP) will be approved by April end. The file on the OROP is currently being studied by the Finance wing of the Defence Ministry after which it would be sent to the Finance Ministry for final approval. The government has already made it clear that the OROP will be implemented with effect from April 1, 2014.
Addressing a rally of around 17,000 ex-servicemen here, the Army Chief said, "The OROP will come out in the same principle as desired. It will be effective from April 1, 2014 and may be approved latest by April 30 this year. However, delay does not matter as arrears will be given."