Wednesday, 23 March 2016

OROP arrears payment in record time, tells govt

New Delhi, Mar 21 : The Government on Monday said it accords utmost importance to the welfare of ex-servicemen, has kept its promise with regard to the historic decision taken on Sept 5 to implement the more than four decades old demand of ex-servicemen for One Rank One Pension (OROP), by ensuring that payments have begun to the concerned in record time.

Orders had been issued with regard to this historic decision, through a notification on 07 November 2015 by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (ESW) of the Ministry of Defence, read a government statement.

Then within just three months of the issue of these orders, the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (ESW) brought out detailed OROP tables on 03 February 2016, which are also available on their website www.desw.gov.in. The 101 tables in these implementation orders contain revised pension of different ranks and categories. In the past implementation of CSC-2012 and 6th CPC had taken a longer time, the government said.

The government said more than two-thirds of the ex-servicemen have now been paid the OROP arrears.
Payments have now reached the accounts of 13.02 lakh pensioners amounting to about Rs. 2,293 crore. This amount has been released through Defence Pension Disbursing Offices (DPDOs), the State Bank of India (SBI) and the Punjab National Bank (PNB), he said.

SOURCE - newkerala.