Prime Minister Modi government deserves all credit for OROP: Subhash Bhamre

Asserting that the Centre was sensitive to issues related to ex-servicemen, the Union Minister said an amount of Rs 5,745.15 crore had been paid so far to ex-servicemen under OROP

By: PTI | Dehradun | Published:November 27, 2016 8:32 am
OROP, OROP issue, subhash bhamre, narendra modi, ONE RANK ONE PENSION, one rank one pension modi, narendra modi government, modi government, latest news, latest world news File Photo: MoS, Defence, Subhas Ramrao Bhamre & his wife Bina Bhamre along with the Chairman & Managing Director of Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited, Kolkata Rear Admiral (Retd) A K Verma during the launch of ‘Landing Craft-Utility’ ship in Kolkata on Thursday. (Source: PTI)

Noting that OROP was hanging fire for four decades, Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre on Sunday said the Narendra Modi government deserved all the credit for sorting out the vexed issue.

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“The credit for ending the dilemma faced by successive previous governments over OROP goes without doubt to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who showed the determination to solve the issue,” Bhamre said at a programme held in Dehradun this evening to honour former servicemen and war widows.

Asserting that the Centre was sensitive to issues related to ex-servicemen, the Union Minister said an amount of Rs 5,745.15 crore had been paid so far to ex-servicemen under OROP.

He said a judicial commission had also been constituted to look into the anomalies related to OROP. The Prime Minister is himself is monitoring everything and ex-servicemen had nothing to worry, he said.

He also asked them not to pay attention to a misinformation campaign sponsored by some political parties in this regard.

Bhamre said no changes had been made in the letter dated October 18 as regards military ranks vis-a-vis civilians down gradation issue. He said the letter had been misinterpreted. Designations of officers deployed at the headquarters remain the same as earlier and their reporting channels are also the same.

He also paid tribute to members of the Indian armed forces who laid down their lives fighting terrorists during Mumbai’s 26/11 terror attack on its eighth anniversary. With a large number of youths from Uttarakhand making a career in the armed forces, Bhamre said it was a matter of great pride for the state which produced brave men in such large numbers. It must inspire young men all over the country to join the armed forces, he said.

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    Major
    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:48 pm
    INFORMATION THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO DEFENCE PENSIONERS AND THEIR SPOUSES/OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Inclusion of the DOB (Date of Birth) of Spouse in the PPO of the soldier's/airmen and sailors by using Aadhaar as a reference by the PDAs.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I understand that many widows are not getting the pension/arrears just because their Date of Birth is not reflected in the original PPO. Consequently they have to run around the PCDA (P), Record Office, AG Branch AHQ, the PDA with no solutions in sight. I too faced the problem and suffered for the last two years. As a last resort I approached my bankers to include my Spouse's name in their system and they did it in a jiffy on my giving them my Spouse's Aadhaar number from which they got her DOB confirmed.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This information will be of help to all widow pensioners of the Armed Forces. More over all soldiers too can include their Spouse's DOB if they are not included in their PPOs.
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      Major
      Nov 27, 2016 at 10:35 am
      Mr Bhamre must know that the UPA Government too gave three diluted OROP increments during their tenure. The BJP led NDA government now gave another diluted one. Where is the end to the long standing injustice?
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        arun dass
        Nov 27, 2016 at 4:01 am
        Most-Respected-PM-Modi-Sir ,lt;br/gt;Ref: MPANG/E/2016/04250 at DARPG ,lt;br/gt;During 1989 , some high officials ociated to then Government (PM-Rajiv hi ) , Terminated 43 employees of Oil India Limited , Bay Exploration Project , Bhubaneswar ( a Govt Of India Undertaking ) from their jobs illegally ,with the plea of saving money , whereas everybody is aware of Scam in BOFORs Case by Congress at that time . Congress (Rajiv hi) indirectly handicapped these Oil India Ltd Bhubaneswar Employees and made jobless throughout their life . some people even died due to starvation because of no income . other people had to resort to some other professions and perish.. Request , you to kindly open this small case of harment made by “ Then Government “ to the 43 employees of Oil India Ltd , BEP , Bhubaneswar in 1989, give some relief or re-employment to the retrenched persons / their family , they will be ever obliged to the Government . After 1989 a lot of expansions were made to Oil India Ltd,involvolving a lot of new recruitments but these 43 people have not been considered by the Almighty-Dynastic-Congress-Government which is a devastation to India as well as Indians ..Hope you will give some relief to me and 42 others ..Best regards
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          m chakravaty
          Nov 28, 2016 at 2:32 am
          Politicians make tall promises before elections. Then they fool the public saying they have kept their word.lt;br/gt;They issue post-dated cheques and paint a rosy future. lt;br/gt;They fully look after the central service civilians, including the police.lt;br/gt;They pretend to listen to the army, when they feel like it.
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            Om Prakash
            Nov 28, 2016 at 4:06 am
            The false propaa of implementation of OROP and repeated statements given by politicians, concerned officials and ministers including PM hurts ex-servicemen and demoralises serving Jawans too.Do not you read and understand the meaning or the definition of OROP as approved by Parliament? before making such tall claims or giving such statements. Please check the facts of your statements.We know other political parties politicise the matter but what your Govt.or party do?. We request you kindly look in to the matter sincerely to solve it in its real meaning and boost the morale of the forces of the country. Jai Hind, Jai Jawan.
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              Santokh Bhatia
              Nov 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm
              Mr Bhamare,lt;br/gt;Please read the definition of OROP as approved by Two Parliaments. Then read the definition of OROP as given by the present Government. Such one time hikes have been given by UPA . Giving peace meal hikes is not OROP. No doubt Mr Modi has taken an initiative to move on the long overdue issue of OROP but he has failed to over rule the Babus who think they are running this country.lt;br/gt;ESM are certainly unhappy over the way they are being treated. It has already done a great damage to the Armed Forces. It would be better to arrest this downgradation of Armed Forces lest it is TOO late.lt;br/gt;Hope better sense would prevail.
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                shiv
                Nov 28, 2016 at 5:10 pm
                The success strategy of present PM is empower babus they will look after you. Influence media that will echo your suger coated propagation, irrespective of fact on ground. That what is happening and serving n ex-service personnel continue to be cheated. As a policy serving cannot open their mouth n ex-service personnel are not taken seriously neither by the society nor the political masters . Babus had been against the services since independence. UPA din't listen to them in 6th CPC. But now they have free hand. It is just bad luck bear with it. Just think if Designations of officers deplo at the headquarters remain the same as earlier then what was the requirement to issue letter of military ranks vis-a-vis civilians. So no point in representing. just bear it at least you save your peace of mind. No one understand that servicemen and its veterans are ready to lay their life for "PRIDE" and that is been attacked n our political masters not willing to understand this.
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