No OROP Plans for Paramilitary Forces: Govt

The government said today that it is not formulating any policy to implement OROP for paramilitary forces.

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ITBP personnel sit on the embankment of an artificial fountain during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade amid dense fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 20, 2012. (Photo: Reuters)

The government today said it is not formulating any policy to implement ‘One Rank One Pension Scheme’ for paramilitary forces.

The principle of OROP for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the government, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

He added that the modalities for implementation were discussed with various stakeholders and are presently under the consideration of the government.

It will be implemented once the modalities are approved by the government, he said.

On a question whether the government is formulating any policy for implementing this scheme for paramilitary forces also, he said, “No”.

The reply comes in the backdrop of the ongoing agitation by the ex-servicemen community seeking implementation of the long-pending OROP.

A section of the paramilitary forces’ personnel have also started demanding OROP.

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