One Rank One Pension – Army’s 40 Year Dream Comes True; to be Implemented from July 1, 2014
OROP Scheme : The long-pending demand of the ex-servicemen, for which they have been fighting for decades, has finally been granted.
The Centre has finally decided to implement the OROP. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has made the announcement in this regard.
Although it is being generally said that the demand was being made for 40 years, the movement picked up momentum only about 10 years ago. All their protests, to attract the Centre’s attention, have finally succeeded, one must say.
Some even accuse that the centre had granted the OROP after buckling under pressure due to the protests from the ex-servicemen.