Final OROP instalment to be paid from August: Jaitley

Pension Grievances Cell have been receiving some grievances of the pensioners/family pensioners regarding non-payment of OROP benefits

GN Bureau | August 22, 2017


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The fourth and final instalment of One Rank One Pension (OROP) is due for payment from August, union defence minister Arun Jaitley said.
 
The government had issued orders for implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) on November 7, 2015. As on April 30, 2017, a sum of Rs 8,792.01 crore has been released to 21,08,398 defence forces pensioners / family pensioners in three instalments. Fourth and “final instalment is due for payment from August, 2017”, the Lok Sabha was informed.
 
Some ex-servicemen associations have been demanding changes in methodology for fixation of pension, periodicity of its revision, coverage of future Pre-mature retirees (PMR) cases etc. The government appointed One Member Judicial Committee (OMJC) on OROP to look into anomalies, if any arising out of implementation of OROP on December 14, 2015.
 
The committee submitted its report on October 26, 2016. An internal committee has been constituted by the government on July 19, 2017 to examine the recommendations of OMJC with respect to feasibility and financial aspects.
 
Pension Grievances Cell in the department have been receiving some grievances of the pensioners / family pensioners regarding non-payment of OROP benefits and taking up the matter with the  concerned offices e.g. Controller General of defence Accounts (CGDA), Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension) and Pension Disbursing Agencies (Banks) for redressal of their grievances in a time-bound manner.
 

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