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Sunday, 8 November 2015
OROP NOTIFICATION ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT
Implementation of OROP Issued
The Government today issued the
notification regarding implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension’ in respect of
Defence Forces personnel. Salient features of the OROP as stated in the Order
are as follows:
begin with, pension of the past pensioners would be re-fixed on the basis of
pension of retirees of calendar year 2013 and the benefit will be effective
with effect from 1.7.2014.
Pension will be re-fixed for all pensioners on the basis of the average of
minimum and maximum pension of personnel retiring in 2013 in the same rank and
with the same length of service.
Pension for those drawing above the average shall be protected.
Arrears will be paid in four equal half yearly instalments. However, all the
family pensioners, including those in receipt of Special/Liberalized family
pensioners, and Gallantry award winners shall be paid arrears in one
future, the pension would be re-fixed every 5 years.
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
The Govt. has decided to appoint a Judicial Committee to look into anomalies,
if any, arising out of implementation of OROP. The Judicial Committee will
submit its report in six months.
Detailed instructions along with tables indicating revised pension for each
rank and each category, shall be issued separately for updation of pension and
payment of arrears directly by Pension Disbursing Agencies.