OROP – Corrective measures taken by the Government

Discussions of the Meeting held on 30.07.2021 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (ESW)

One Rank One Pension : Corrective measures taken by the Government

The Government has implemented One Rank One Pension (OROP) for Defence Forces Personnel with effect from 01.07.2014. As on 30.09.2017 (compiled till 01.05.2018), a sum of Rs.10,795.40 crores has been released to 20,60,220 Defence Forces Pensioners / Family Pensioners in four instalments towards the arrears.

Some Ex-Servicemen Associations have been demanding changes in methodology for fixation of pension, periodicity of its revision, coverage of future Premature retirees (PMR) cases etc. The Government appointed One Member Judicial Committee (OMJC) on OROP to look into anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP on 14.12.2015. The Committee submitted its report on 26.10.2016. An Internal Committee has been constituted by the Government on 19.07.2017 to examine the recommendations of OMJC with respect to feasibility and financial aspects.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence, Dr. Subash Bhamre in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.