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OROP announced, ex-servicemen start counting the gains

OROP announced, ex-servicemen start counting the gains

NEW DELHI: Even as the fine-print of the ‘one rank, one pension’ (OROP) formula decided by the government is still awaited, back-of-the-envelope calculations show retired military officers will get a pension hike ranging from Rs 8,000 to Rs 22,000 per month, while jawans and junior commissioned officers will get Rs 2,200 to Rs 9,000.
These figures factor in the existing 113% dearness allowance. “But they are very complex calculations depending on when an officer retired, at what rank and what length of service … the situation will be much clearer after the detailed government order comes out. The devil will be in the details,” said an officer.

While figures will vary from one retired personnel to another, here are three illustrative examples:
— Havildar Major Singh, who is among the veterans protesting at Jantar Mantar for the last 84 days. Discharged from the Sikh Light Infantry in 1991, he currently gets Rs 5,595 as his monthly pension. “With OROP, he will get an additional Rs 4,000 every month,” said one of his colleagues.
— A Colonel who retired in 2001 gets Rs 44,000 as pension now. After OROP, it will increase by around Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 per month.
— A Brigadier who retired in April 1996 after almost 33 years of service, gets Rs 62,300 as monthly pension in his hand as of now. “I have been told I will get at least Rs 9,000 to Rs 10,000 more after OROP,” he said.

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  • Anonymous 9 years ago

    OROP for armed forces is a good news… but when people started comparing with civilian then the issue starts….. What about the civilian counterpart who joined after 2004. They won't get any pension also…. See not all civilian jobs are easy… u ask a person who works in nuclear reactor….. a train driver…… And for ur kind information civilian works for this country thats why service persons are getting salary. Service person does not grow the economy….. they are protector of it and by knowing all these they are joining service. Given a chance they also will leave service immediately. So don't compare civil Vs Defence. We all are part of india…

    • you are right….. but your duty hours are fixed but not in defense…. sometime its almost more than 48 Hours you r on your post…….list is long…….have you seen any govt emp. after retirement doing petty jobs for livelihood but defense personals do because they caught in between govt/own officers and civilians……….. at the age of 34-43 they have nowhere to go…imagine soldiers also start taking bribes from Pakis/Chinese like all other office goers in govt jobs……. gud idea i think for u

  • Anonymous 9 years ago

    same old story here also, rich and already well-off get more benefit than the one's who actually deserve…

  • Why don't u count gains which each civil group A officer has got since 2006 and they are still counting it. By the way even yearly interest earned on amount got ( and still getting) by NFU will be more than what poor faujis will be getting. Count gains where it is required to be counted I.e. for civilian friends. Also give us a figure which has cost to exchequer by giving NFU to all and sundry. U will be surprised that no department has that figure. It is all Mela literally.