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Removing Anomaly in Pensions of Ex-Servicemen and implementation of One Rank One Pension: Govt reply in Rajya Sabha

Removing Anomaly in Pensions of Ex-Servicemen and implementation of  One Rank One Pension: Govt reply in Rajya Sabha

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
30-July-2015 16:43 IST

Removing Anomaly in Pensions of Ex-Servicemen 

Removal of anomaly, if any, in the pension being given to the various categories of ex-servicemen is a continuous process. Such anomaly is redressed, as and when it comes to the notice of the Government. 

The policy of “One Rank One Pension” has been adopted by the Government to address the pension disparities. The modalities for implementation of OROP are under consideration of the Government. It will be implemented once the modalities are approved by the Government. 
A Pension Grievance Cell exists in the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare. Grievances received by this Cell are examined and redressed in coordination with the agencies concerned in the matter. A system of holding Pension Adalat is in place to provide a credible forum for redressal of grievances of the defence pensioners. Officers concerned of every organisation involved remain present in the Adalats and the grievances are redressed on the spot. A computerized pension enquiry project “Suvigya” has been developed by the Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA). It is an online pension enquiry system which would enable the ex-servicemen to know their entitlements of pension. A pensioners’ grievance cell exists in the Office of Principal Controller of defence Accounts (Pension), Allahabad. 
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri D.P Tripathi in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, 30 July 2015. 


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  • Dilution in respect and honour given to the Armed Forces is normal, unless the Chineese war beating is experienced once again. The country is not prepared to accept the Armed Forces as honourable Patriots in service of our Mother Land. All the sacrifices done by the Armed Forces are credited to political and bureaucrat strategists in the recent history of our country. The status of a man in Armed Force Services is second rate citizenship used and discarded by the Nation. There is a saying attributed to Rudyard Kipling, "In times of war and not before, God and the soldier we adore. But in times of peace and all things righted, God is forgotten and the soldier slighted." True it is as on this day in this country under this government. It is proved and asserted under the Indian Flag on the ramparts of the Red Fort by the first executive of our country. Posted on 15 Aug 2015

  • Why the replies on defence pension are given in writing? It must be openly told in Parliament for all members to participate. Regards,
    Daya Shanker Lal Srivastava Ex MCPO II, Mumbai (07738115388).

  • I feel sorry for Minister of State Defence. In his statement he is confused or doesn't know the difference between OROP and the pension Adalaths. These two problem solving is poles apart. If all the concerned are in the same view then OROP will be stored in the cold storage of our ignorant politicians

  • This ,unfortunately , is the printed reply given to all defense ministers to rattle it out during the parliament sessions. Same reply has been given on five- six occasions.
    What a shame.

  • Misleading and bullshit! When will your modalities will be approved, in a week or fortnight or month or quarter or half year or year or decade? Pension grievance cell not going to give OROP. Tell us the date by which it will be implemented. FM can dish out Rs 68265 crore for the corporate but can not arrange Rs 8300 crore for the veterans who gave their prime for the country. It is matter of shame for the Govt who can not look after its veterans.

  • Rajamohan 9 years ago

    Written reply given by Minister now in Rajya Sabha repeats the existing system and machinery, it doesn't spell out any improvements being initiated in the present system to sort out the anomalies/ disparities.. The suggestions made by the Committee of Secretaries { which deliberately excluded three Service Chiefs}. has been brought out in Min of Def latter dated 17 Jan 2013. Those minimal cosmetic changes have been implemented w.e.f 24 Sep 13 {?}. Under Courts orders, now Govt has been compelled to change the effective date to o1 Jan 2006 in spite of stiff resistance from Govt in all possible ways. Change of effective date is the only change being brought out now.
    OROP is the only step which can sort out the disparity to a certain extent. Govt is dillydallying on this issue also.

  • Karan Singh 9 years ago

    It is a generalised and vague reply by the honourable Minister. Pension Adalat has nothing to do with the OROP. This type of reply by the Minister is being given since long. Politicians are great !!!! They can hoodwink anyone…

  • Bob singh 9 years ago

    Yes, This is not OROP.

  • What is the connection between software sugiva, pension adalat and OROP. respected minister is really trying to divert the point of OROP to some other direction .If this is the reply from an honourable minister of central cabinet after almost one and half years in power what else can be expected..what is this never ending modalities for which responsible authorities has to find a way to end this modality within a time frame otherwise modality will be our handicap.

  • If we go by the first sentence alone which says, "the policy of “One Rank One Pension” has been adopted by the Government to address the pension disparities," then where are the orders on OROP? Has any other MP questioned to this effect. If some saner MP is reading this piece, he must pose a correct question to elicit correct and precise answer.

  • Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh also started giving vague reply to OROP dispute. We are aware that Pension Adalat and Sugiva, but they are not instruments for OROP but to correct the individual queries. OROP is quite different aspect and he fails to understand the agitation and the requirement. Why no others asked for a definite answer when this was answered in Parliament. All these MPs sitting there are clueless as to the happenings in the country. Poor show…..