Press Release on Financial Assistance to Ex-Servicemen – Details of Kendriya Sainik Board schemes for imparting education and skill development
Ex-Servicemen reemployed in Railways – Applicability of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 for persons re-employed in Railway service after retirement from Defence Forces
However, the issue of disability pension which had created considerable disappointment in the Services is not covered under this.
It has been decided that the minimum guaranteed enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension of all Pre-2006 pensioners may be revised w.e.f.01.01.2006 on the basis of the minimum of fitment table for the rank in the revised Pay Band as indicated under fitment tables annexed with SAI 1/S/2008, SAI 2/S/2008 & SAI 4/S/2008 as amended and equivalent instructions for Navy and Air Force.
Railway Board clarifies that Ex-servicemen with Diploma Certificate with an endorsement that it is equivalent to Engineering Degree are not eligible for the post of Engineer posts in Railways which require Degree in Engineering as entry qualification
Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA), Defence Accounts Department’s release says that there are 24.61 lakhs pensioners, spread across the country. On an average 45,000 Defence Forces personnel and Defence civilians retire every year and become part of pensioners’ strength
Dept of Post clarifies that ex-servicemen pensioners retiring before attaining age of 55 years and who hold post below commissioned officer rank shall be fixed as per the entry pay in the revised pay structure of the re-employed post applicable in the case of direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006.
On a broader note, it is estimated that 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 OROP benefit of around Rs 2,200 to Rs 9,000.
While widows will get arrears in lump-sum, others will be paid in four half-yearly installments. Army personnel who have taken voluntary retirement will not be covered under OROP.
The Government still sticks to their stand that the pension would be revised every five years, and the Veterans, still hold their Gun demanding a revision every year or atleast every two years.
Govt too is very keen to finalise OROP before Bihar Elections but deadlock prevails as of now in deciding the period of revision pension
Pensioners long pending request of One Rank One Pension (OROP) is likely to be announced on Independence Day. Defence expert Lieutenant General (Retd.) Raj Kadyan hopeful.
Defence Minister indicates again for implementaion of One Rank One Pension soon
One Rank One Pension – One of the Topmost Priorities of the Govt – Defence Minister says in the meet of Commanders of Air Force
One Rank One Pension – Rank Wise and Year wise OROP Estimation made by Ex-Airmen Blog