Ex-sevicemen have been waiting for ‘One Rank One Pension’ pension for a long time and the hope of its implementation rose high above when NDA Government came to power. It has been more than a year since BJP is in Centre and the date of the Scheme’s implementation is not yet finalized.
Prime Minister, highly active on Social media platform ‘Twitter’ posted a series of tweets on Saturday. “On OROP- the government is committed to OROP and there’s no doubt about it,” his latest tweet states.
PM gave an interview to a well known newspaper The Tribune and responded to the allegations from Opposition over Land Bill and ‘Achche Din’ jibe. In response to a question on OROP, he said “We are in consultation with defence personnel on its definition. We are committed to it. We are looking for a way where all stakeholder agree. This should not be politicised.”
“I can say with pride that there has not been a single instance of corruption,” PM tweeted along with the link of interview with the newspaper.
On ‘Achhe Din’ jib, his response states “My definition of achhe din is in the context of everyday life and the bad days that prevailed-corruption, scams, policy paralysis, black money-the country was fed up of all this.”
Prime Minster said he believes that there has to be ‘zero tolerance’ on corruption at the top. “From the potential I have seen in the country, I believe there is no logic in it staying poor and underdeveloped,” his another tweet states.
While addressing the question on farming status in India, he said “We need to modernise agriculture to improve productivity and quality.”
His flagship commitment ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ is recieving great response throughout the Country, he said: “Amazed at the response that I received for Swachh Bharat Mission, it was beyond my imagination.”
What is OROP ?
OROP relates to the payment of uniform pension to defence forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of their date of retirement.
Defence Minister’s take on OROP
While addressing a seminar on 29 May, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said “At this time, I can’t tell you the date precisely mainly because there are two-three steps – administrative steps – which have to be taken. But, be assured, that we will keep our promise.” The exact date for implementing ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen has not been decided yet, but will be implemented, is sure, says Defence Minister. He said “The government has completed processes and will implement ‘one rank, one pension’ for army men soon.”