ONE RANK ONE PENSION (OROP) FOR PARAMILITARY FORCES
A question was raised in the Rajya Sabha about the implementation of OROP scheme for paramilitary forces by Shri Harivansh and the same was answered on 21.07.2015. The question focused on the specific points related to the issue. It asked about the difficulties, legal hurdles faced by the government and the possible financial burden that will be imposed on the budget of the Ministry of Defence after the implementation of OROP.
More importantly, it asked whether the government is formulating any policy for implementing OROP for the paramilitary forces also. Rao Inderjit Singh, Honourable Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence responded to this question. He said OROP for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the Government and the modalities for implementation of this scheme have been discussed with concerned stakeholders and are presently under consideration of the Government. OROP will be implemented once the modalities are approved by the Government. He said the government is not formulating any policy for implementing OROP for the paramilitary forces.