The revision of one rank one pension scheme under process

New Delhi: The revision of pension for ex-servicemen under the ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP) is under process, the government said in Lok Sabha.

In responding to a question, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said the revision is being carried out with effect from July 1, 2019.The minister also cited an order by the Supreme Court on the matter.

The government issued notifications in 2015 announcing the implementation of the OROP scheme. It had a provision for reviewing the pensions every five years. The Government has implemented One Rank One Pension (OROP) vide MoD letter no. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)- Part-II dated 07.11.2015 and tables for fixation of pension were issued vide MoD letter no. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Policy)-Part-II dated 03.02.2016.

Hon’ble Supreme Court vide its order dated 16.03.2022 directed that in terms of the communication dated 7th November 2015, a re-fixation exercise shall be carried out from 1st July 2019, upon the expiry of five years. Revision of pension under OROP with effect from 01.07.2019 is under process.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Rajmohan Unnithan in Lok Sabha today.

To a separate question, Bhatt said the government has taken measures to “de-stress and upgrade the capabilities” of the soldiers and officers serving in the Army, Navy and Air Force.

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