Rajya Sabha Q&A – Defence – Pension criterion for army Jawans
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
QUESTION NO 1285
ANSWERED ON 30.07.2018
Pension criterion for army Jawans
1285 Dr. Banda Prakash
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether a new proposal has been mooted by the personnel section of the Army which requires jawans to put in more number of years into service and also a change in pension rules;
(b) whether One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme led to a spike in the number of troops seeking premature retirement; and
(c) whether the minimum qualifying service for pension has been raised from fifteen years to twenty years of service?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE
(a) No, Sir.
(b) As per Para 4 of Ministry of Defence order dated 07.11.2015 on One Rank One Pension (OROP), Armed Forces personnel who proceed on Pre Mature Retirement after issue of the order are not entitled to the benefits of OROP Scheme.
(c) No, Sir.