After days of tussle between ex-servicemen and the Narendra Modi government, an announcement on the implementation of the One Rank One Pension scheme is now likely to happen in the next two days.
According to sources, the government is likely to brief President Pranab Mukherjee before taking the final call. Notably, the ex-servicemen had recently written to the President, seeking his intervention in the issue. However, the implementation of OROP continues to face some last minute hurdles with defence veterans refusing the offer from the government.
Major General Satbir Singh (retired), who is spearheading the protest by the ex-servicemen at Jantar Mantar in the national capital, held a meeting in this regard with Army Chief General Dalbir Singh on Thursday. The ex-servicemen reportedly conveyed to the government that they were willing to relent on a two-year review and not five years, as proposed by the government.