The new, revised pension would be implemented beginning this month, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told the Lok Sabha while presenting the Budget for 2009-10.
In essence, the government has accepted the recommendation of the high-level committee headed by Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar that was set up in April to look into the defence pensioners' demands.
"Based on the recommendation of the committee headed by Cabinet Secretary on 'One Rank-One Pension' (OROP), the government has decided to substantially improve the pension of pre-January one, 2006 defence pensioners below officer rank and bring pre-October 10, 1997 pensioners on par with post- October 10, 1997 pensioners," Mukherjee said.
The pre-January one, 2006 pensioners were affected following the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations last October, while the pre- and post-October 10, 1997 pensioners were impacted by the Fifth Pay Commission recommendations.
The Finance Minister also noted that the decision to increase the pensions for defence personnel would cost the exchequer over Rs 2,100 crore annually.
Mukherjee said the government had also decided to liberalise certain pension benefits being extended to war-wounded and other disabled pensioners.
Ex-servicemen organisations have been demanding OROP for several years now, as they felt that there was a disparity in the amount to personnel holding the same rank and service record, but retiring at different point of time.
Following the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations in March last year, the veteran outfits have been holding protests and rallies across the country to forcefully urge the government to concede their demand.
In fact, during the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls in April-May this year, the ex-servicemen's outfits had pledged their support to BJP, which had included the OROP in its manifesto and promised to implement it if voted to power.
I am thankful to the Govt. It is apparent, Govt has the intention to improve in phases. After VIth this may be 3rd occasion, some improvement has been effected. If we accept the recent comments of M of D/M of F, we can expect that there will be further improvement in days ahead. But our officers should also show some sense of solidarity toward their soldiers. They should see that share of bread for their soldiers is also ensured, while ensuring their OWN SHARE. Regards to Govt. of India.
Govt didn't approve the chief demand of OROP which causing disappointment of the defence veterans. This had been clearly hinted many times earlier that the government would not be able to grant OROP in one go but would keep narrowinggap
if the one rank one pension granted by the finence minister the hole pensinior cogratulation for him one BSF personal rom nepal
Thankyou to Mr. Pranam Mukherjee for his great endovours for declaration of OROP. Kindly let me know what will be basic pension of Haviladar rank of Indian Army accoriding to 6th pay commission.
AS PER VITH PAY COMMISSION, PENSION OF HONORARY OFFICERS HAS BEEN FIXED AS 50% OF BASIC PAY (BASIC PAY MSP GRADE PAY). AS PER VITH PAY COMMISSION , SALARY OF ALL SERVICEMEN WERE ENHANCED BY 1.86% AS PER REVISED SAI. BASIC PAY OF HONY LY /HONY CAPT WERE FIXED BY VTH PAY COMMISSION AS RS 10500/10850 PER MONTH. HENCE, BASIC PAY OF HONY LT/CAPT SHOULD BE FIXED RS 19530/20181 PER MONTH AFTER MULTIFICATION BY 1.86% AS PER RECOMMENDATION OF VITH PAY COMMISSION. BUT IT IS FIXED RS 15600/- PER MONTH FOR BOTH HONY LT/CAPTAIN. IT IS UNJUSTICE FOR HONY OFFICERS. RESPECTED AUTHORITY IS REQUESTED TO FIXED MONTHLY SALARY RS 19530/20181 INSTEAD OF RS 15600 PM. IF MONTHLY SALARY OF HONY OFFICERS ARE BEING FIXED AS ABOVE, THAN PENSION PROBLEMS WILL AUTOMATICALLY SOLVED.
I very much thankful to all who involve in this matter. thanks P M & Sonia madam. THANKS
I very much thankful to all who involve in this matter. thanks P M & Soniaji
decades have been passed ever since the exservicemen were considered for recommutation value of pension even after pay commissions of 1986,1996
Dear sir, Please tell me the present status of OROP. I thanks ful to Finance minister Mr. Pranab Mukherji his great endovours and also to the BJP putting the Long issue in their manifesto Thanks for implementation of one rank one pension. S Dubey
when was pranab given it
hello dear all, there is need to awakening of all the people to support to army persons, for grant him one rank one pension, b'cause army persons are ready to given whole life for us, than this is our duties to co-operate him for his demand & sending request to all administrative body to take descision in favour of army persons. thank you all net users.
pleas let me know the latest orop for air force gp-i sgt who have served 15 years
One rank one pension should be implemented at the earliest as this will give justice to the soldiers. All will retire one or the other day. All soldiers will thank the Govt and remember the authority who approved it. In addition to this some personnel who earn Hony rank after retirement and personnel who earn awards (commendation cards) should also get some sort of incentive while in service.Belliappa AC
please let me know the latest progress on one rank one pension as it has been read in many news papers.
Dear Chandrasekhar ji thank u for the initiative. I further request you to ensure it is implemented by the Govt. soon. This will provide considerable relief to many veteran ex-service personnel. I hope you will continue to support issues pertaining to ex-service men & family pensioners and respond positively in future too. thank you very much sir. positively
current news one rank one pay'
one rank one pension....promised by our honourable cabinet FM,how is the progress on the implimentation point of view.
Dear all retirees post 01 Jan 2006. Why peoples are not awankening?. You pension, commutation has been reduced due to the followings :- (a) Commutation rate was more 14.0 for pre 01 Jan 2006 where as it is reduced to 9.0 in VI CPC. (b) Earlier, the pension was based on your highest pay grade whereas it has been reduced to 50 % of last pay drawan. Thus, a formula of OROP can not be enforced. Further, soldiers are retiring from service on completion of service as per rank whereas soldiers of Navy & Air Force are retiring as per age bracket as laid to them. Hence, they are not forced to retire from service on completion of 4 years of tensure like subedar major in the Army. 2. Hony rank granted to the soldier has no financial effect on their pension and has no other effect on other facillites. I would like to mention here that why this rank is granted to the retired personnel. 3. Retired Defence personnel are also deprived of civil jobs as they on contract basis.
Sir, The above named Junior Commissioned Officer( Subedar) retired from Regiment of Artillery on 01 May 2007 after completion of full terms of engagement 28 years. At Present I am drawing pension Rs 11986/- only with 51% DA as on 01 Jan 2011. But the same rank and same service Junior Commission Officer who had retired pre 01 Jan 2006 Rs 2944/- more than the post retirees as per the scale of one rank one pension. Please justify the case issue orders to banks to adjust the long outstanding arrears from 01 Jul 2009. Your sympathy and kindness in regards to the post 01 Jan 2006 may please be given to adjust the long outstanding dues to mitigate the their financial hardship due higher education of their children. With Rgards VV Ramana
I must appreciate the view of Mr Rajan SK. No doubt this country is not run by our leaders but by bearucracy. Because any one can understand this....HE the PM annouces on 15 Aug un his address to the nation that demand of ex/ser/man has been accepted, HE the President of India on his address to the nation on 26 Jan admits the proposal but it is not understood, is there any one else, the supreme power who could manage not to accept the OROP proposal. It is realy a shame for such a huge country/ a democratic country/a country which is been protected by the only and only forces and in reply it is been awarded to them.
Sir, We are only talking about the persion discrepancy only, however the problem is bigger. As Ex-S, we are not getting much opportunity in dignified jobs after retirement. Through RTI, I have come to know that jobs which are in PB-2 are Group B jobs and hence no reservation for Ex-S (This includes job like Teachers for which Ex-S were elegible earlier) It means that that Ex-S is elegible for only PB-1 posts i.e. (5200-20200) like mali, watchmen, attendant, chaprasi, khalasi and LDC's at the most with Gp of 18,1900 whereas most soldiers draw a GP of 2800 at the time of retirement since mostly retire at the rank of Hav and equivalant. Is something being done to include PB 2 jobs in Ex-S category, atleast those with GP of 4200 and 4600?
Dear sir My service no is 610403L .I retired from Indian Airforce on 31/5/1985 from the rank of Seargent Group III. I am at present getting pension from Central Bank of India ,Ahmedabad (kankaria Branch).My present pension is around R. 5000/-. I am supppose to get more pension .I have served for 15 years.Pl help me and letme know what pension I am entitled. Bank authorities are not able to count properly and not responding properly.I am only defence person drawing pension from that Bank.Thanks , Regards
pension of ex-servicemen for pre and post 2006 should be equal based on rank and length of service and there should not be any disparity in the pension after retirement. Pensioners who have served plus two years in extension should be given extra emulments in the pension so that personnel who are presently serving should encourage to extend their two years service.
Dear Sir, pension for ex service man defence personnel before 2006 was based on their last grade,but it was changed on last drawn on 6th CPC.Now ex servicemen retired before 2006 drawing more amounts in comprision of ex serviceman retired after Jan 2006.previously it was decided that pension will be fixed on 70% of Basic pay,kindly confirm . Regards
DEGRADATION OF HONORARY RANKS Lt. & Capt. AND THEIR EQUVELENT IN NAVY AND AIR FORCE (1) The said Honorary Ranks granted by Viceroy of India (against whom Indians have sacrificed their lives) have been placed in the same group of pension as pre 01.01.06 i.e. Rs. 13500 for Lt. and Rs.13850 for Capt. Now again they are fixed at the scale of Rs. 15465 and 16145 for Lt. & Capt. respectively. Where as the pensioners who have been granted Hony. Commission by President of India remains in the same category of pre.01.01.2006 pensioners%u2019 i.e. Rs. 13500 and 13850 for Capt. & Lt. respectively. (2) The pension of MWO(X group) IAF is fixed at Rs.13590 to place at par with post 01.01.2006 pensioners. The MWO having same date of joining and released as HFO, junior in rank placed Rs.90 more than HFO. (3) The Hon. Fg. Offr. was already drawing basic pension of Rs.7875. In VI pay panel basic pension is reduced by Rs 50, it is calculated 50 % minimum of Pay Band 3 that is Rs. 7800. It is requested the said anomaly be removed and refixed the pension.. Karnail Singh HFO (Retd) 73, Nasib Bagh Ambala Cantt.- 133005