Provision of PMR in OROP
208.Shri Motilal Vora
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether it is a fact that the ex-servicemen have rejected the ‘One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme declared by Government;
(b) the demands of ex-servicemen other than those declared by Government in the scheme;
(c) whether it is a fact that there is no provision of VRS in the army, rather they are offered pre-retirement (PMR) and whether Government in view of this would include PMR in OROP; and
(d) the reaction of Government to other demands of ex-servicemen?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(RAO INDERJIT SINGH)
(a) to (d): Certain ex-servicemen associations have been demanding for changes in methodology for fixation of pension, periodicity of its revision, coverage of future PMR cases etc.
Personnel who opt to get discharged henceforth on their own request under Rule 13(3) 1(i)(b), 13(3)1(iv) or Rule 16B of the Army Rule 1954 or equivalent Navy or Air Force Rules will not be entitled to the benefits of OROP. It will be effective prospectively.
The Government has decided to appoint a Judicial Committee to look into anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP.
Source: Rajya Sabha