Only 5 per cent Army veterans facing problems over OROP, says Manohar Parrikar

The comments by Parrikar came against the backdrop of a row over suicide by an ex-serviceman from Haryana over the OROP issue and amid the ongoing war of words between ruling BJP and Opposition parties.

By: PTI | Panaji | Updated: November 5, 2016 7:39 pm
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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said 95 per cent of retired defence personnel have benefited from the implementation of the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme and problems being faced by the remaining 5 per per cent will be resolved in the next two months. The comments by Parrikar came against the backdrop of a row over suicide by an ex-serviceman from Haryana over the OROP issue and amid the ongoing war of words between ruling BJP and Opposition parties, including Congress.

“More than 95 per cent people (ex-servicemen) are benefiting from (enhanced) pension after the implementation of One Rank One Pension. There are only 4-5 per cent who are facing difficulties in getting their pensions (as per OROP). “Most of these are old ex-servicemen, including veterans from 1962 and 1971 wars, whose records are untraceable,” Parrikar told reporters.

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“Since their records are old, the Pension Department does not have them. The most important record for pension is the years of service put in by veterans. That is not available. These are old pensioners. In many cases, their families are getting the pension,” the Minister said.

Parrikar said he has given special instructions to officials concerned to get the records within a month and if required, they (beneficiaries) will be asked to file affidavit. Problems being faced by them will be resolved in the next two months, he said, adding there is no discontent among the ex-servicemen over the pension issue.

“I have held meetings with the ex-servicemen associations which have said they are happy with the (OROP) implementation.” Replying to a question, Parrikar said, “Only those ex-servicemen who have joined politics are now acting like politicians.”

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First Published on: November 5, 2016 6:28 pm
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    Dju
    Nov 5, 2016 at 4:53 pm
    I think Parikar meant the 5% brahmins that occupy the top echelons of the defense forces, that he says need to be addressed first. Bagawatji should release the order immediately so that brahmin bloods don't boil.
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      Dju
      Nov 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm
      Parikar gives JUSTIFICATION FOR THE SUICIDE OF AN EX-SERVICE MAN. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Does V K Singh come under 95%?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;That DUFFER should have resigned after the Patankot DEBACLE.
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        Indian
        Nov 5, 2016 at 3:21 pm
        Yes only 5%, just like karnataka govt's stand on the Steel Flyover 😂😂😂
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          Bharat
          Nov 5, 2016 at 4:28 pm
          Parikar yaar tu tou rahne dey please !!! Tumse na ho payegaa !!!
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            Bharat
            Nov 5, 2016 at 11:51 pm
            Everytime he talk ,, I feel why i voted him !!! The biggest mistake i did to vote BJP ... 2 saal bardasht nahi ho rahe
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              Soundar
              Nov 5, 2016 at 5:08 pm
              Mody and his chamchas are always showing more loyal than king atude.
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                Narinder
                Nov 5, 2016 at 5:08 pm
                It is sad that an Ex Serviceman took the extreme step. By his telephonic conversation it appears that he choose to sacrifice himself for the betterment of others. A true solider. Service before self as his family is reduced only to lesser family pension but he clearly said that now he leaves it for his other brothers to carry forward the battle. It detest me with our politicians who lost the real intention of this sacrifice and still playing around with data to justify themselves. And in some cases calling him insane. Alas, some belongs to same community and still did not have the vision to see the truth of this incident. Defense Minister should take positive charge of the repeated cheating of Ex Serviceman by some low ranking bureaucrats as the faith is like a mirror and one crack can never be repaired to bring back the same old reflection. BJP has not lost everything and can restore the morale back with the clean and quick governance which they claim. Why it is only Military men who have to run from Pillars to post over decades, whereas civilians get their anomalies quickly resolved. BJP, prove yourself that you bother for the soldiers and not like previous Govts. entangle them from one committee to another committee and from promise to another promise. A labourer must be paid his dues before his sweat dries, and a Soldier must be paid before flowing blood of his wounds dries. This is the only test of nationalism. Otherwise we are only fooling each other or being fooled by Bureaucracy if we consider politicians are really true nationalist.
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                  Virendra Sason
                  Nov 5, 2016 at 5:12 pm
                  OROP लागू हुआ?lt;br/gt;मोदी सरकार ने OROP लागू किया की नहीं तुरंत पता चल जायेगा यदि आप किसी भी रैंक के चाहे सूबेदार या हवलदार को ही लें लें। यदि आप सूबेदार लेते हैं तो आप 1986 के बाद,1996 के बाद , 2006 के बाद, 2016 के बाद रिटायर होने वाले चार सूबेदार बैठा कर उनकी मूल पेंशन आज की डेट में पूंछे तो चारों अलग अलग पेंशन बताएँगे।
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                    Franky
                    Nov 5, 2016 at 6:43 pm
                    Forget about 5 % even 1% of the veterans face problem means there is a problem then why you people tell lies including the PM.
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                      Major K.Narasimhan
                      Nov 5, 2016 at 2:03 pm
                      What DM says is incorrect. 100% Pensioners records are maintained by Records as well as Armed Forces HQs. Pensioners records never destro. Even after thelt;br/gt;death of Family Pensioners, the records are maintained some more period tolt;br/gt;identify the nominees by their g children for various reasons. There arelt;br/gt;anomalies in the OROP where in junior gets more than the senior. Justicelt;br/gt;Narasimhan Reddy's (One Man Commission) is fully aware of the fact. Onelt;br/gt;man Commission reports should be analysed and the results should be announced lt;br/gt;at the earliest so that further anomalies in 7th CPC can be sorted out. This islt;br/gt;the ground reality.
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                        jayananda rao
                        Nov 6, 2016 at 1:45 am
                        Once India is taken over by stan, they will implement OROP. Please have some patience. Those who are in urgency, can buy one way tickets??????!!! After all what's the need for pension at 70 when he is supported by his family??!! People should learn to live a simple life after 60,so that they are not infested with age related ailments??!!
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                          kaushik
                          Nov 5, 2016 at 5:14 pm
                          OROP was never implemented,.
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                            Kishori Lall
                            Nov 5, 2016 at 5:20 pm
                            Who is responsible for keeping the bad record of service men? Did Kejriwal declared any reward of one crore or visited family of army personnel who sacrificed themselve on loc or attack at uri or pathankot?lt;br/gt;Rahul why congress failed to implement OROP in past when congress was in rule. If there is still problem that needs to be addressed by review and revision and not by agitation and protest raised by who never cared in past.
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                              kunju
                              Nov 5, 2016 at 4:37 pm
                              We dont believe it. You have already given many lies like your leader
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                                Thapad maar
                                Nov 5, 2016 at 2:43 pm
                                Yes it is the job of AG's Br at AHQ to keep records of officers for indefinite period. So also CDAP is expected to keep records and in case of problem it could get from AG's Br., AHQ. In fact no body is highlighting the accepted definition of the OROP. By bringing all the pensioners to same level once on 01-07-2014 is not OROP. That was done through tables in the PCDA(P) Allahabad circular 555. That is ALL??? Others who retire after 6 months from the above date get 3% more pension as compared to retirees on 01-07-2014. Then where is OROP after 01-01-2015?????. There should have been new circular like cir 555 after every one year to bring all pensioners to the same level and make OROP real.!!!
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                                  Ashok Mazumdar
                                  Nov 5, 2016 at 6:04 pm
                                  Fake Degree Holders Cannot Do Simple Counting.
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                                    pawan
                                    Nov 5, 2016 at 5:40 pm
                                    Yeah sure just like the social media armed forces and criminal babu's slugg-fest...spin doctorine at work.
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                                      mathimathi
                                      Nov 5, 2016 at 6:08 pm
                                      Where is each and every INDIANS share from black money feku.
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                                        Mayur Panghaal
                                        Nov 5, 2016 at 6:35 pm
                                        Italian court convicted the Agusta Helicopter scam bribe givers and sent them to jailvestigation papers name all the top Cong leaders but Feku and Kallu mama shah is askinig with folded hands '''batao sonia ji...paise kisne khaye ?'' This is the same feku who was publishing books about the life and crimes of Robert Vadra and Italian waitress and pappu before elections.Not even an FIR has been filed against Vadra till now !! let alone arrest him…but AAP leaders are arrested by mere mentions of words like threat,extortion,ault etc. People will teach this feku and his minions a lesson they wont forget.
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                                          Mayur Panghaal
                                          Nov 5, 2016 at 4:01 pm
                                          The UPA-I and UPA-II governments also increased pensions in January 2006, July 2009 and September 2012. Did they grant OROP thrice? If we look at this as per the BJP’s understanding of OROP, then yes. But it must be restated – a one-time increase to equalise pensions is not OROP
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                                            Mayur Panghaal
                                            Nov 5, 2016 at 4:05 pm
                                            What the government says: Pension cells are working over time to ensure all are paid OROP arrearslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The truth: PSAs do not reply to any representatives of the veterans. How many grievances have been resolved since the time issue of Circular 555? The PCDA (P) Allahabad shamelessly admitted in response to an RTI query that they do not have rank-wise, group-wise and service-wise details of pensioners. How do the PSAs justify their ries without doing this work?
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