Implementation of One Rank One Pension: Statement submitted in Lok Sabha
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 666
ANSWERED ON: 18.11.2016
One Rank One Pension
(a) whether the Government has appointed a Judicial Committee on One Rank One Pension (OROP) headed by Justice L. Narashimha Reddy, to look into anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP and if so, the details thereof;
(b) whether the Committee has submitted its full report to the Government and if so, the details thereof along with the composition and terms of reference of the Committee;
(c) whether the Government has examined and taken decision on implementing the recommendations of the Committee and if so, the details thereof;
(d) whether the budgetary provision made in the Financial Year 2016-17 for implementation of OROP are yet to be disbursed fully to all the Ex-Servicemen / Family Pensioners; and
(e) if so, the details thereof and the steps taken by the Government to expedite the process?
MINISTER OF STATE (DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(a) to (c): Government had appointed a Judicial Committee headed by Justice L. Narasimha Reddy, retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court on 14.12.2015, to look into anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation OROP. The terms of reference of the Committee is enclosed as Annexure. The Committee has submitted its report on 26.10.2016 which is under examination.
(d) & (e): During the Financial year 2016-17, a sum of Rs. 12456 crore has been provided for expected expenditure on account of One Rank One Pension(OROP).
The status of payment to the Defence Pensioners/Family Pensioners on account of implementation of OROP benefits, as on 03.11.2016 are as under:
|Beneficial pensioners (pre-July 2014)||No. of cases paid (1st instalment and lump-sum payment||Amount disbursed (in crore)||No. of cases paid (2nd instalment)||Amount disbursed (in crore)|
Out of 20,63,529 pensioner beneficiaries, 1,27,561 Defence Pensioners/Family Pensioners are yet to get the benefits of OROP. Public Grievance Cell in the Department is receiving grievances of the pensioners/family pensioners and taking up the matters with the concerned Department for redressal of their grievances. Disposal of grievances is monitored at the highest level in the Government.