No One Rank One Pension for Paramilitary Forces – Minister replies in Parliament – Grant of OROP for Armed Forces principally accepted by Govt and modalities for implementation is under consideration
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
QUESTION NO 61
ANSWERED ON 21.07.2015
Implementation of OROP scheme for paramilitary forces
61 Shri Harivansh
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to satate :-
(a) the difficulties being faced by Government in implementing One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme and by when it will be implemented;
(b) the quantum of financial burden on the budget of the Ministry of Defence after the implementation of this scheme;
(c) the legal hurdles being faced by the Ministry in implementing this scheme; and
(d) whether Government is formulating any policy for implementing this scheme for the paramilitary forces also?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE RAO INDERJIT SINGH
(a) to (c): The principle of One Rank One Pension (OROP) for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the Government. The modalities for implementation were discussed with various stakeholders and are presently under consideration of the Government. It will be implemented once the modalities are approved by the Government.
(d) No, Sir.