Judicial committee submits report on OROP

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The one-man judicial committee on One Rank One Pension (OROP) on Wednesday submitted its report to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, an official said.

The central government had appointed the committee under the Chairmanship of Justice L. Narasimha Reddy, retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court, to look into the anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP.

The judicial committee had held hearings at around 20 cities/towns across the country and interacted with a wide cross-section of ex-servicemen as well as their associations.

It also received 704 representations from individuals and various ex-servicemen associations and had held extensive interactions with all stakeholders before submitting its report.

The committee was formed to suggest measures for the removal of anomalies that may arise in the implementation of the OROP, measures for the removal of anomalies that may arise out of inter-services issues of the three armed forces due to implementation of OROP, implications on service matters and any other matter referred by the central government on implementation of the OROP or related issues.

The group of ex-servicemen that has been holding protests against the government’s OROP scheme has sought yearly revision of pensions against current provision of revision every five years among its key demands.

–IANS

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