Ex-paramilitary men hold demo demanding OROP, other facilities

"The 'One Rank, One Pension' (OROP) should be extended to us also and a special paramilitary service pay should be given, among 15 other demands," the Ex-Paramilitary Forces Welfare Associations said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 4, 2016 2:13 pm
defence veterans, OROP, Jantar Mantar, One Rank One Pension scheme, Sashastra Seema Bal, news, latest news, India news, national news The demonstration saw a number of retired paramilitary men demanding that the government provide them with facilities like canteens, allotment of land for creating cooperative group socities and recognising their services like that of the defence forces. (source: PTI)

After the defence veterans, a group of ex-paramilitary personnel on Thursday held a demonstration in New Delhi demanding OROP, special service pay and restoration of the old pension scheme for the lakhs of troops working in these forces. The demonstration at Jantar Mantar saw a number of retired paramilitary men demanding that the government provide them with facilities like canteens, allotment of land for creating cooperative group socities and recognising their services like that of the defence forces.

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“We have several demands from the government. The ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) should be extended to us also and a special paramilitary service pay should be given, among 15 other demands,” Ranbir Singh, National Coordinator of the Confederation of Ex-Paramilitary Forces Welfare Associations, said.

Singh said the veterans from these forces like Central Reserve Police Force, Border Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Central Industrial Security Force and Sashastra Seema Bal will submit a memorandum in this regard to the Union Home Ministry and the Prime Minister’s Office. There are about 8 lakh personnel serving in these forces working under the command of the Union Home Ministry and rendering a variety of duties in the internal security demand like undertaking anti-Naxal operations and guarding Indian borders, to name a few.

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    dev
    Nov 8, 2016 at 11:02 am
    Paramilitary forces demanding their rights as they working hard than other forces.REALLY they reserved for but paramilitary forces tasked for war. They are guarding our motherland but no facility granted to them. Where is justice ?lt;br/gt;But public are fully aware about it so they giving their views who is sacrifying lives for nation in real ground and after 1971 war post 1971 paramilitary figure would be higher than others especially for bsf it both war during was it is the line of war for example now_a_days public are seeing live war. So govt to consider their demands otherwise moral of paramilitary forces is day-by-day is going down.lt;br/gt;Govt not take into consideration their demands with humanitarian grounds. lt;br/gt;For kind attention of shri narendra modi and concorned to here demands on priority. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If any other forces are drawing service pay then it should be doubled because it is on ground for 24x7.lt;br/gt;Jai bharat matha ki
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      suranjan ray
      Nov 3, 2016 at 5:59 pm
      Demand of paramilitary forces are right. Paramilitary forces works more than army. Government should fullfill paramilitary forces demand. It provides outer and internal both securities.
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        suranjan ray
        Nov 3, 2016 at 6:01 pm
        Paramilitary forces have right to get facilities like army.lt;br/gt;Government should fullfill paramilitary forces demand.
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