Modi government okays ‘One rank, one pension’, likely to benefit 25 lakh ex-servicemen: Report


By NewsGram Staff Writer

In a good news for the armed forces, the government is likely to clear “one rank, one pension” (OROP) for defence forces in coming days, reported an English daily.

“OROP proposal is in final stage. The defence ministry has approved it and the finance ministry will clear it in a few days,” defence minister Manohar Parrikar said.

He said it is the first time that a clear proposal has been sent to finance ministry on OROP, reported The Times of India.

To fulfill its commitment to over 25 lak ex-servicemen, an estimated Rs 8,000 crore is likely to be allocated by the government for the OROP.