Ex-armyman who committed suicide was OROP recipient: Defence Ministry

However, Ministry sources said Grewal had received a lesser amount as part of the One Rank-One Pension scheme under the 6th pay commission due to an error in calculation the bank.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 4, 2016 2:13 pm
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Ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, who allegedly committed suicide over OROP, was one of the recipients of benefits under the revised pension scheme, Defence Ministry sources said today as his death sent political temperature soaring in the national capital.

However, Ministry sources said Grewal had received a lesser amount as part of the One Rank-One Pension scheme under the 6th pay commission due to an error in calculation by the SBI bank branch in Bhiwani district of Haryana, a matter which was being looked into.

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They said the deceased former soldier had not sought an appointment with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar either at his office or home.

Meanwhile, Parrikar today asserted the government was committed to the welfare of ex-servicemen and said a total of Rs 5,507.47 crore has been disbursed under the scheme.

Giving details of the OROP implementation so far, Parrikar said there were 20,63,763 beneficiaries before July 2014.

He said 19,12,520 pensioners have been paid the first instalment and 1,50,313 cases are pending verification and authentication of beneficiaries.

Tweeting the details of the OROP, Parrikar said Rs 3886.88 crore had been disbursed as the first instalment. He said 11,33,100 people have received the second instalment of Rs 1,604.59 crore has been disbursed.

“Government is committed to ex-servicemen’s welfare,” he said.

Meanwhile, the group of ex-servicemen, which has been leading the protest at Jantar Mantar over OROP, distanced itself from Grewal’s suicide and said the issue should not be politicised.

They also said all politicians, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has tweeted on the issue, should stay away and the government should sort out the OROP “mess”.

“The suicide did not take place at Jantar Mantar. His friends had informed the police about the suicide bid but it was too late. He was taken to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital from where they wanted to bring the body to Jantar Mantar, which we refused,” Col Anil Kaul (Retd), media advisor to United Front of Ex-Servicemen Movement (UFESM), told PTI.

He said the group did not believe in violence.

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    Ashok
    Nov 2, 2016 at 6:22 pm
    It could be they were sending him to the border against his will to fight the PAK army and he didn't want to go.
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      Kanda
      Nov 2, 2016 at 4:31 pm
      The ministry added that he was "Not even an ex-service men".
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        Mvyas
        Nov 2, 2016 at 5:26 pm
        Congress and APP Ka nanga dance about rokana padega.. Govt must think and get serious..
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          Virendra Sason
          Nov 4, 2016 at 5:12 pm
          May God rest the soul in heaven! and Give patient to bereaved family. lt;br/gt;Report based as on 1st December 2015.lt;br/gt;क्या रिटायर्ड फौजी भाई Rs 1,65,000 crore का हक़ छोड़ चुके है? क्या अब भी OROP in true sprit में नहीं दिया जा रहा है?lt;br/gt;1..1973,1986,1996 व 2006 पूर्व का जवान Approx Rs 6000-9000/ (including DA) तथा आज का जवान Approx Rs16000-20000/(including DA) पेंशन ले रहा है अंतर 8 to 12 हजार प्रति माह है।lt;br/gt;२..एक साल का फ़र्क़ एक लाख प्रति वर्ष का है। यदि सभी 25 लाख को जवान ही मान ले तो 25 लाख * 1 लाख = 25000 करोड़ प्रति वर्ष।lt;br/gt;3..2006 to 2015 का arear 25000*10/2 = Rs 125000 Crorelt;br/gt;4..1996 to 2005 का arear approximately = Rs 30000 Crorelt;br/gt;5.. 1986 to 1995 का arear approximately = Rs 7000 Crorelt;br/gt;6.. 1973 to 1985 का arear approximately = Rs 3000 Crorelt;br/gt; In all Expenditure approximately =Rs 165,000 Crore
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            Arvind
            Nov 2, 2016 at 7:01 pm
            This is again Babu Speak from MoD. MoD bureaucrats got caught lying in the rank parity issue, they fudged the 7 pay commission, and OROP. NOw they lie again. They will get a tight slap from the Armed Forces one of these days, which Modi will not be able to prevent.
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              Abhay
              Nov 2, 2016 at 4:14 pm
              Just because, St. Antony did nothing in 8 years, Parikkar can't be absolved of inefficiency. He is indeed acting like an who at one time says, that he will give welfare to defence forces and at other force the defence chiefs to accept 7th pay award under coercion.
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                arc
                Nov 2, 2016 at 4:06 pm
                The lies have begun.
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                  Dash
                  Nov 2, 2016 at 7:53 pm
                  Shame on Pappu and Aloo. This seems a pre-planned murder by either Congress or AAP or both. The mental health of that man who committed suicide though is unknown,it seems he has been pushed to kill himself. Just for Rs.5000,he cpmmitted suicide. Shame on politcla vultures like Pappu and Khujliw who had sided with Pak a few days ago.
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                    Balasubramanya
                    Nov 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm
                    Both are vultures can do any dam thing for the sake of votes.
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                      bhanu
                      Nov 3, 2016 at 7:49 am
                      See all armymen are happy with modiji. Simple reason the long awaited from OROP was not regulated from last 40 years. Within first 2 years of tenure he fulfilled the promise but still stupid people like paapu and kejri the famous dumb and dumber jodi again come Politicising the issue. Pappu go ask you gmother and mother why orop was not regulated by there party. and kejri u r a joke terko koi seriously nahi leta kyun footage khata hai bhai.
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                        DP KAP
                        Nov 3, 2016 at 10:54 am
                        IT S NOT OROP WHICH IS GIVEN. IT IS ADHOC OROP. THERE ARE MONUMENTAL DISCREPENCIES IN IT. OROP MEANS ONE PENSION FOR THE SAME RANK AND SAME LENGTH OF SERVICE AND NOT WITH DIFFERENT LENGTH OF SERVICE.. THE SAME LENGTH OF SERVICE IS IGNORED. THEY HAVE GIVEN AVERAGE OF PENSION AND NOT THE HIGHER END WHICH WAS ALWAYS CONSIDERED BEFORE SIXTH PAY COMMN. PENSION IS SAME FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE PUT SERVICE FOR 15 YEARS TO 22 YEARS. HOW ALL CAN GET THE SAME PENSION. PENSION HAS TO BE DIFFERENT FOR PEOPLE RETIRING WITH DIFFERENT LENGTH OF SERVICE
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                          Himanshu Chaudhary
                          Nov 2, 2016 at 5:15 pm
                          Why are ppl jumping to conclusions without knowing the reasons behind his suicide first?
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                            Vinay
                            Nov 2, 2016 at 3:11 pm
                            so now the bank is responsible... sham complete sham
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                              jeganathan
                              Nov 2, 2016 at 5:57 pm
                              BJP implemented OROP, albeit with shortcomings, which other govts. failed to do for decades. Reddy commission is busy with expensive yatras across the nation to finalise its recommendations. No doubt, giving into the remaining minor demands of the veterans would have worked out cheaper. Do not spoil the ship for a ha'p'orth of tar. Despite implementing OROP, BJP has alienated the military by its atude problem. OROP has been projected as alms, military operations are undermined and politicised and condescending utterances of top netas are certainly putting off the military and the public alike. Last nail in the coffin is the arrest of the next of kin of Late Subedar Grewal. Absence of humaneness and decency were clearly visible in this action. In order to win future elections, the Party needs to remodel the atude of its managers, advisors and specially the spokespersons.
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                                Jasvant Singh
                                Nov 4, 2016 at 5:56 am
                                Sucide is a extreme step anyone take in case of frustration. The ex-serviceman who took his life must have taken up matter with Bank and defence ministry and he did not get his problem resolved. People sitting in these department were insensitive and were asking for bribe for releasing the pension. It is shameful that an ex-serviceman who served the nation need to pay bribe for his pension. Since Modi is Prime Minister of India for last 2 years, I hold him responsible for his death and I don't feel that I am doing any injustice to Modi by doing that.
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                                  bhuwan
                                  Nov 2, 2016 at 4:15 pm
                                  Shame on these politicians. What rahul's party did in last 60 yrs for OROP. Now something has been done on the issue. Any short coming can be shorted out legally. Seems some politicians instigated him for suicide for their political game. I humbly request to all ex/serving solders not to become fool for petty gains of politicians like rahul and kejari. Jai hind.
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                                    MANIK
                                    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:22 am
                                    CONGART AND AAPARD VULTURES ARE HOVERING OVER THE DEAD BODY. THEY WILL FEAST FOR A WHILE. LATER THEY WILL FIND ONE MORE OROP DALAL AND DO THE SAME ALL OVER AGAIN.
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                                      mathimathi
                                      Nov 2, 2016 at 3:44 pm
                                      This DM Paarrikar is an .
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                                        mathimathi
                                        Nov 2, 2016 at 5:01 pm
                                        why an OROP recipient is being Commited Suicide for OROP . idi0ts idi0ts
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                                          Mayur Panghaal
                                          Nov 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm
                                          Akhlaq ate beeflt;br/gt;Rohit vemula was not a dalitlt;br/gt;Subhedar Grewal got his pensionlt;br/gt;Smriti irani degree is genuinelt;br/gt;urappa is not guilty
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                                            S Subramaniam
                                            Nov 2, 2016 at 9:36 pm
                                            Will all those who did theatrics today repeat at SBI Bhiwani Branch?
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