For One Rank One Pension, war veterans to march on Delhi: The Times of India
Can govt get away with 80% of OROP? – Hindustan Times
What is the current position on implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP)? The government’s bland statement, “The demand has been accepted and the modalities of its implementation are being worked out” gives nothing away. Indicative of the government’s thinking, however, is the advice given by the then defence minister Mr Jaitely to veterans’ representatives in an interaction on July 16 to “lower their expectations”. In the same vein, his successor, Mr Parrikar, has stated his intention to “implement only 80% of OROP” since “100% satisfaction is not possible in life”.
One can only imagine the consternation and frustration caused by such an insensitive, unthinking remark. Both ministers’ statements are at variance with the prime minister’s proud boast at the Siachen base camp on Diwali that ‘One Rank One Pension has been fulfilled’.
Read at: Hindustan Times