Loksabha Q&A : Implementation of one rank one pension scheme
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2816
ANSWERED ON: 10.07.2019
2816. SHRI ANTO ANTONY:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
(a) whether the Government has noticed that there are lot of complaints regarding implementation of one rank one pension scheme;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the response of the Government in this regard;
(c) whether the Government is aware that several beneficiaries of one rank one pension are yet to receive their dues;
(d) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; and
(e) the steps taken by the Government in this regard?
MINISTER OF STATE (SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(a) & (b): The Government had issued orders on 07.11.2015 for implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) with effect from 01.07.2014. Around 3200 representations were received regarding implementation of OROP scheme from individuals/Associations which were examined and issues referred to the Judicial Committee appointed on OROP.
(c) to (e): Approximately 20,60,220 Defence Pensioners/Family Pensioners who are covered under MoD order No.12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)-Part-II dated 07.11.2015 [OROP letter] have been granted the benefits of OROP.