The Rs 2,300 crore package announced by the government for ex-servicemen was a “small incremental change” and a lot of work is still to be done, Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne said today.
“You have already heard the views of the ex-servicemen on the issue and this is just being the small incremental change that has taken place. It is not the final OROP (One Rank One Pension) that ex-servicemen are seeking. Only the fixation issues have been changed and much more work is still to be taken,” the IAF Chief said here.
The government had announced a package of Rs 2,300 crore towards meeting the pension demands of the armed forces last month, but ex-servicemen groups and associations had expressed disappointment over the step and termed it as an eyewash.
The Services have been demanding anomalies and issues over pay and pension be addressed by the Centre and have been writing letters to it.
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