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OROP

One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces Personnel

One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces Personnel

No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)-Part-II

Ministry of Defence
Department of EX-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi,
Dated :06.06. 2017

CORRIGENDUM

To

The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject: One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces personnel.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry letter No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)-Part-II dated 7.11.2015. The following amendments are made in said letter:

Line 2 of Para 4

For: 13(3)1(i)(b), 13(3)1(iv)

Read: 13(3)I(i) (b), 13(3)II(i)(b), 13(3)III(iv)

  1. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.
  1. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID Note No. PC.1 to 10(11)/2012/Fin/Pen dated 305.2017.

Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Signed Copy

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Status Report on implementation of OROP benefits as on April 30,2017

 Status Report on implementation of OROP benefits as on April 30,2017

OROP

 Till 30.04.2017, a sum of Rs. 4,141.99 crores and Rs. 2,363.32 crores have been paid towards first installments & second installments of OROP arrears to 20,31,893 Ex-Servicemen/family pensioners and 15,87,643 Ex-Servicemen respectively. Further, a sum of Rs. 1,902.18 crores has also been paid to 13,04,353 ExServicemen as third installments of OROP arrears.

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Redressing Grievances of Ex-Servicemen over OROP

Redressing Grievances of Ex-Servicemen over OROP

Salient features of the Government order dated 07.11.2015 on OROP are as under:-

  • 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 01.07.2014.
  • Pension will be re-fixed for all pensioners on the basis of the average of minimum and maximum pension of personnel retired in 2013 in the same rank and with same length of service.
  • Pension for those drawing above the averages 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 pension and Gallantry award winners shall be paid arrears in one instalment.
  • In 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 entitled to the benefits of OROP. It will be effective prospectively.

Around 3200 representations for addressing the anomalies on OROP were received from individuals / Associations which were examined and issues referred to the Judicial Committee on OROP for its recommendations. The Committee has submitted its report on 26.10.2016.

Public Grievance Cell in the Department is receiving grievances of the pensioners / family pensioners and taking up the matter with the concerned offices e.g. Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA), Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension), etc for redressal of their grievances. Disposal of grievances is monitored at the highest level in the Government.

Out of 20,81,072 OROP beneficiaries, 20,07,090 Pensioners have already received the first instalment and lumpsum payment on account of OROP. Further, in 15,66,486 cases, 2nd instalment have also been paid.

A total of 73,982 Pensioners are yet to be benefited under OROP. Out of these 73,982 cases, details of approximately 30,000 missing information cases have been provided by Pension Sanctioning Authorities (PSAs) to various Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDAs) for making payment and in 29,612 cases payments have been discontinued due to non-identification of the pensioners.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Ram Kumar Kashyapin Rajya Sabha today.
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One Rank One Pension Scheme

One Rank One Pension Scheme

Around 3200 representations for addressing the anomalies on One Rank One Pension (OROP) were received from individuals / Associations which were examined and issues referred to the Judicial Committee on OROP for its recommendations. The Committee has submitted its report on 26.10.2016.

Pension Grievances Cell in the Department is receiving grievances of the pensioners / family pensioners regarding non-payment of OROP benefits and taking up the matter with the concerned offices e.g. Controller General of defence Accounts (CGDA), Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension) and Pension Disbursing Agencies (Banks) for redressal of their grievances in a time-bound manner. Service Headquarters and CGDA also have dedicated grievances Directorates / Cells for redressal of the grievances of Ex-Servicemen. Disposal of the grievance is monitored at the highest level in the Government.

Annual Financial implication on account of grant of OROP is estimated at Rs. 7,488.70 Crore and Rs. 10,925.11 Crore towards arrears for the period of 01.07.2014 to 31.12.2015.

The status of payment to the Defence Forces Pensioners / Family Pensioners on account of implementation of OROP order, as on 27.02.2017 are as under:-

No. of cases paid (1st instalment and lump sum payments) Amount disbursed
(Rs. in crore)
No. of cases paid 2nd instalment Amount disbursed
(Rs. in crore)
19,93,815 4,076.95 15,57,950 2,298.21

As per Government order dated 07.11.2015 on OROP, the pension would be re-fixed every 5 years.

Personnel who opt to get discharged after 07.11.2015 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.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Mullappally Ramachandran and others in Lok Sabha today.

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Retired paramilitary veterans to protest in Delhi tomorrow

Retired paramilitary veterans to protest in Delhi tomorrow

New Delhi: A group of retired paramilitary forces officials will hold a day-long protest at Jantar Mantar here tomorrow demanding grant of special pay, OROP and restoration of old pension scheme for lakhs of personnel.

Alleging “discrimination” by the government, the association of veterans of forces like CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF and SSB is also demanding sanction of a number of welfare benefits to both the serving and retired personnel of these forces tasked with the maintenance of internal security in the country.

“We have some genuine demands like the One Rank One Pension, paramilitary special pay, restoration of the old pension scheme that was stopped for those who joined these forces beginning 2004.

“These forces toil very hard to ensure the country’s security and the government should ensure the welfare of these personnel and their families,” General Secretary of the Confederation of Ex-Paramiltary Forces Welfare Association Ranbir Singh said.

He said apart from the dharna protest at Jantar Mantar, the veterans will march towards the Parliament in support of their demands and will submit a memorandum to the Home Ministry.

The wife and family of BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who recently raised allegations of poor quality food being served to jawans, are also expected to join the protest, Singh said.

There are about 9 lakh jawans and officers in these forces, also called Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), that work under the command of the Union Home Ministry and they are tasked to not only conduct operations within the country but also to secure the borders.

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One Rank One Pension (OROP) Veterans on fast for full OROP

One Rank One Pension (OROP) Veterans on fast for full OROP

Ex-servicemen’s groups demanding the “full implementation” of the one rank, one pension (OROP) scheme at Jantar Mantar have once again intensified their agitation since last week.

Three veterans – Mrs. Sudesh Goyat, Hav. Major Singh and Hav. Mohinder Singh – have been on a fast-unto-death since January 15. Ms. Goyat was admitted to the Army’s Research & Referral (RR) hospital on Sunday after her health deteriorated and is now reported to be stable.

OROP – Veterans hurt

While some of the veterans withdrew their protests after the government announced the implementation of its version of the OROP, members of the Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM) restarted the relay hunger-strike in November last year after a pause.

“On Veterans Day on January 14, 2017, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said that some elements were spreading false statements despite the government implementing OROP. This accusation has hurt the three veterans so much that they began a fast the next day,” Maj. Gen. Satbir Singh, Chairman of the IESM, said on Monday.

He said that they had requested several meetings with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, but they were declined. “We suggested a video conference as the Minister is campaigning in Goa, but they refused,” he said.

Source: The Hindu

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OROP: 99% pensioners will get benefits by January-end, says Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minster Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that around 20 lakh pensioners have been paid the benefits of One Rank One Pension (Orop) so far, and more than 99 percent of cases will be settled by January-end.

One Rank One Pension to Ex-Servicemen: 99% pensioners will get benefits by January-end, says Manohar Parrikar

New Delhi: Defence Minster Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that around 20 lakh pensioners have been paid the benefits of One Rank One Pension (Orop) so far, and more than 99 percent of cases will be settled by January-end.

“So far, we have already paid the benefits to more than 19,70,000 pensioners. Around 68,000 pension cases were in scrutiny in December. The targeted time schedule was end of December and 13,000 cases are sent to pension dispersing authority,” Parrikar said at a press conference.
“With that I think almost 99 percent of the eligible cases will be settled probably by January. One percent is not being able to trace them, probably dead,” the minister said.

Parrikar said he has “instructed all the agencies to go and find out such cases”.
“Rs 6,300 crore has already been dispersed as arrears and the current payments are ongoing for the current period. Total back arrears will be around Rs 10,800 crore of which Rs 6,300 crore has been disbursed,” he said.

Orop for retired armed forces personnel was announced on 5 September, 2015.

The scheme took 2013 as the base year to calculate pensions and date of implementation was 1 July, 2014. The period for review was kept at five years.

Source: firstpost.com

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Air Chief asserted that One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme of the government is reasonably good

New Delhi: Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, on Wednesday asserted that One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme of the government is reasonably good and said that one should accept it.

“The OROP by the government is reasonably good. We should accept it. The anomalies are being resolved by one-judge committee. Some of the anomalies and the discrepancies which cropped up from the transition from the sixth to seventh pay commission have been resolved… others will also be resolved,” he added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday accused the Congress Party of betraying the jawans by not fulfilling the long-pending OROP demand in the last 40 years.

Addressing a parivartan rally in Dehradun, Prime Minister Modi said, “My Army jawans were demanding OROP for the last 40 years, the party that ruled the country then never thought of their demands.”

“In reality, the budget for OROP is over Rs. 10,000 crore. Why did they (Congress) betray the Jawans by allocating 500 crore for this,” he added.

He said the Centre was always clear that from day one that the Jawans must get their due and therefore, his government always stated that OROP will be a reality.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar earlier last month said 95 percent of veterans have already got the benefits of the OROP scheme and they are happy with it.

The scheme, announced in September 2015, is meant to ensure equal pension to servicemen who retired on the same rank and after the same duration of service, regardless of the year of retirement.

However, retired soldiers have been alleging that the government has not addressed their concerns fully about disparity in pension payments.

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Grant of OROP benefits – Status as on 12th November 2016

Defence Minister reply to Lok Sabha regarding number of Beneficiaries of OROP as on 12 November 2016

Defence Minister reply to Lok Sabha – Unstarred question No.1696

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1696
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 25TH NOVEMBER, 2016

ONE RANK ONE PENSION

1696. DR. SATYAPAL SINGH:

SHRI BHARTRUHARI MAHTAB:
SHRI DEEPENDER SINGH HOODA:
SHRI N.K. PREMACHANDRAN:
SHRI K.C. VENUGOPAL:
SHRI RAHUL SHEWALE:
SHRI SUNIL KUMAR SINGH:
SHRIMATI KAMLA DEVI PAATLE:
SHRI PR. SENTHIL NATHAN:
SHRI SANGANNA AMARAPPA:

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Ex-Servicemen are being paid enhanced pension after the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, if so, the details thereof along with the total number of Ex-Servicemen benefited under the scheme;

(b) the total allocation of funds made and utilised under the scheme during the financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17;

(c) whether the Government has received requests / suggestions / objections / grievances from Ex-Servicemen associations on certain shortcomings in the said scheme,if so, the details thereof and the action taken by the Government thereon;

(d) whether it has come to the notice of the Government that an Ex-Servicemen committed suicide due to the denial of the benefit of the scheme, if so, the details of enquiry conducted and its outcome thereof; and

(e) the other steps taken / being taken for effective implementation of the scheme?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI MANOHAR PARRIKAR)

(a) Yes, Madam. Details of the beneficiaries of OROP benefits, as on 12.11.2016 are as under:-

No. of cases paid (1st
installment and lump
sum payments)
Amount
disbursed
(Rs. in Crores)
No. of cases
paid 2nd
installment
Amount
disbursed
(Rs. in Crores)
19,43,606 3939.41 14,02,755 2081.56

(b) Details of the allocation and utilization of funds under OROP are as under:

Financial Year Allocation under OROP Utilization on account of arrears of OROP
2015-16 No separate allocation
made under OROP
Rs.3000 crores (approx.)
2016-17 Rs.12456 crores Rs.3020.97 crores
(as on 12.11.2016)

(c) Yes, Madam. Around 3200 representations for addressing the anomalies on OROP were received from individuals / Associations which were examined and issues referred to the Judicial Committee on OROP for its recommendations. The Committee has submitted its report on 26.10.2016.

(d) Ex-Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal had committed suicide at Delhi on 01.11.2016. On enquiry regarding payment of the benefits of OROP to him, the pension disbursing bank has informed that he was drawing pension @ Rs.22,608/- p.m. He was entitled for revised pension under OROP @ Rs.25,634/- p.m. The total amount of arrears of Rs.53,978/- on account of implementation of OROP has been credited to Bank Account of Late Ex Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal on 08.11.2016.

(e) Public Grievance Cell in the Department is receiving grievances of the pensioners / family pensioners and taking up the matter with the concerned offices e.g. Controller General of Defence Accounts, Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension), etc for redressal of their grievances. Disposal of grievances is monitored at the highest level in the Government.

Source : Loksabha

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One Rank One Pension (OROP)

Press Information Bureau,
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

18-November, 2016

One Rank One Pension (OROP)

Government had appointed a Judicial Committee headed by Justice L. Narasimha Reddy, retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court on 14.12.2015, to look into anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation OROP.

The Terms of Reference for the Committee is as under:

To examine and make recommendations on references received from the Central Government on the following matters:

  • Measures for the removal of anomalies that may arise in implementation of the OROP letter No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)/ Part-II dated 07.11.2015.
  • Measures for the removal of anomalies that may arise out of inter-service issues of the three forces due to implementation of OROP order ibid.
  • Implications on service matters.
  • Any other matter referred by the Central Government on implementation of the OROP or related issues. In making its recommendations, the Committee shall take into account the financial impact of its recommendations.

The Committee has submitted its report on 26.10.2016 which is under examination. During the Financial year 2016-17, a sum of Rs. 12456 crore has been provided for expected expenditure on account of One Rank One Pension (OROP).

The status of payment to the Defence Pensioners/ Family Pensioners on account of implementation of OROP benefits, as on 03.11.2016 are as under:

Beneficial pensioners (pre-July 2014) No. of cases paid (1st instalment and lump-sum payment Amount disbursed (in crore) No. of cases paid (2nd instalment) Amount disbursed (in crore)
20,63,529 19,35,968 3927.86 12,37,511 1817.29

Out of 20,63,529 pensioner beneficiaries, 1,27,561 Defence Pensioners/Family Pensioners are yet to get the benefits of OROP. Public Grievance Cell in the Department is receiving grievances of the pensioners/family pensioners and taking up the matters with the concerned Department for redressal of their grievances. Disposal of grievances is monitored at the highest level in the Government.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Alok Sanjar and others in Lok Sabha today.

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OROP: Steps being taken to rectify anomalies, says Minister

OROP: Steps being taken to rectify anomalies, says Minister

Kochi: Seeking to reach out to retired soldiers, Union government today assured the ex-servicemen that it was taking all steps for “resolving the anomalies” in One Rank One Pension (OROP) and seventh pay commission.

Minister of State for Defence, Subhash Bhamre, also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who are “very sensitive” to the issues of ex-servicemen, are “personally looking into the effective implementation” of OROP scheme.

“The issue of OROP is the area of concern for the ex-servicemen. Number of representations were being received from ex-servicemen about OROP,” he said, inaugurating the Kerala State conference of the ‘Akhil Bharathiya Poorva Sainik Seva Parishad’ here.

He said approximately one lakh defence pensioners/family pensioners were yet to get the benefits of OROP because of missing information such as non-update of records or unavailability of date of birth of family pensioners.

“Government is taking expeditious steps to get the payment released to left out pensioners on priority basis,” he said.

The Minister also dismissed media reports about down-gradation of military ranks vis-a-vis civilian cadre.

“Was there any down gradation? The answer is No,” he said.

Bhamre said a letter was issued by the Defence Ministry on October 18 regarding the equivalence of officers of a civilian cadre which is known as the Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (AFHQ CS).

“The letter reiterated the existing equivalence of joint director, director and principal director of AFHQ with Colonel, Brigadier and Major General equivalents respectively based on duties and functional responsibilities.

“This equivalences is not new and it has been clarified on several occasions in 1991, 1992, 2000, 2004 and 2005.Therefore, this alleged down gradation was a complete misinterpretation of facts,” the Minister said.

The service ranks and designations and the channel of reporting continued as earlier, he said alleging that an attempt was being made by some quarters to project a negative image of the government.

“The government is most sensitive and receptive to the needs of the armed forces,” the Minister said.

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Differences on perfect definition of OROP: Major Navdeep Singh

Differences on perfect definition of OROP :  Defence ministry has remained a labyrinth – not easy to tame: Major Navdeep Singh

With political parties trading charges on the suicide of ex-soldier Ram Kishan Grewal on OROP, emotions are running high on both sides. Major Navdeep Singh, advocate in Punjab and Haryana high court, who was a member of the defence minister’s committee of experts to review service and pension matters which submitted its report in 2015, talked to Nalin Mehta about the OROP controversy and why the ministry of defence needs urgent reforms:

What is the current problem with OROP implementation which could have led to this suicide?

There are conflicting reports about the sad demise of the veteran. Some seem to suggest that he was perturbed about non-release of the approved pension under the OROP scheme by his bank. If that is the case, then it is really unfortunate since that would mean that an amount legally approved by the government was not disbursed to him.

Overall the ministry of defence claims to have disbursed Rs 5,507 crore in two instalments for OROP. Apart from other issues, the problem also seems to be in the distribution mechanism down the chain, particularly at the level of bank branches. This needs to be fixed.


Government is implementing OROP but what about the larger veteran demand that what they have got is one rank many pensions, not one rank one pension?

Various sides have differed upon the perfect definition of OROP. Many veteran organisations have interpretational differences with OROP as notified, including the periodicity of revision. Then there were serious anomalies in OROP tables which were being looked into by a judicial committee. The committee has submitted its report. I think all sides should hold their horses till this is processed. In case, there still are problems, tackle them through remedies provided under law rather than politicise a sensitive subject. A democracy provides full opportunity to exercise legal rights in case of dissatisfaction. I personally do not agree to an approach of excessive emotional rhetoric which has the propensity of stoking discontent.


What about disability pensions and the controversy on downgrading of status? How does that square with the pedestal armed forces are being put on?

The disability pension controversy was shockingly unfortunate and its origin was the twisted data and a sadistic interpretation provided to the 7th Pay Commission on disabled soldiers. In case disabilities in the defence services are increasing due to a higher stress and strain of military life, the answer is to take steps to check the deteriorating health profile and increase the payouts to compensate loss of health, not to slash disability pensions! Ditto for status issues since such moves are unilaterally imposed and result in deleterious effect on morale.

Chest thumping and governmental downgrading can’t go hand in hand. Does government’s left hand not know what it is doing?

Irrespective of the party in power, the ministry of defence has remained a labyrinth which is not easy to tame. There are structural problems wherein the defence services or even other stakeholders are not a part of the decision-making process and a one-sided view is provided to the higher layers. There is no opportunity granted to rebut or check the veracity of what is put up to decision-making authorities. It is not that one hand does not know what the other is doing, actually one hand does not let the other know what it is doing.

What kind of reforms do we need to fix the problems in MoD?

Two very simple suggestions without tinkering with the basic structure. First, the decision-making should be collegiate: probably by a ‘Defence Board’ chaired by the defence minister with a total of three-five members, with inputs of neutral personalities and experts wherever required. When files move up, these should be referred to all stakeholders for their comments so that nobody is able to hoodwink the decision-makers by mischief. Second, there is no institutional mechanism currently for the political executive to know the pulse of the problems of serving defence personnel and veterans, like there is for civil employees and pensioners. This assumes even higher importance since defence personnel (rightly) cannot form associations. Hence, a participative system akin to the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) for civil employees should be constituted to resolve grievances.

Similarly, the government had admirably constituted a standing committee for veterans in October 2014 which was to meet after every three months, but the lower bureaucracy has ensured that not even one meeting has taken place till date. The current defence minister appears to be keen to take the bull by the horns, but all personalities should support him in a politically neutral manner rather than pinpricking him all the time.

Via: Times of India Blog

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Status Report on implementation of OROP benefits as on 15.9.2016

Status Report on implementation of OROP benefits as on 15.9.2016

  • Beneficial Pensioners (pre-july 14) – 20,63,763
  • Cases paid (1st installment and lump sum payments) – 19,12,520
  • Amount disbursed (Rs. In crore)- Rs.3,866.88
  • Pending with PSAs – 77,971
  • Pending with PDAs – 72,342
  • Cases paid 2nd installment – 11,33,100
  • Amount disbursed (Rs. In crore) – Rs.1,640.59

Status Report on implementation of OROP benefits as on 15.9.2016

Sl No Name of PDA Beneficial Pensioners (pre-jul’14) Cases paid (1st installment and lump sum payments) Amount disbursed (Rs. In crore) Pending with PSAs Pending with PDAs Cases paid 2nd installment Amount disbursed (Rs. In crore)
1 DPDOs 3,74,834 3,37,871 647.75 24,509 12,454 2,27,704 368.47
2 IE Nepal 80,856 67,308 102.45 3,234 10,314 0 0
3 Gujrat Treasuries 1,978 1,264 3.48 222 492 0 0
4 Allahabad Bank 19,775 17,181 46.63 2,594 0 0 0
5 Andhra Bank 7,753 4,897 12.24 1,524 1,332 0 0
6 Axis Bank 562 482 1.83 62 18 0 0
7 Bank of Baroda 23,741 20,170 57.57 0 3,571 0 0
8 Bank of India 41,464 34,608 101.77 1,275 5,581 0 0
9 BO Maharashtra 23,542 18,313 51.16 0 5,229 14,717 23.56
10 Canara Bank 30,306 29,018 74.46 1,288 0 0 0
11 Central Bank 59,186 57,648 231.3 610 928 0 0
12 Corporation Bk 1,310 1,308 3.52 2 0 0 0
13 Dena Bank 2,772 2,473 5.6 70 229 0 0
14 HDFC Bank 934 934 4.06 0 0 853 2.93
15 ICICI Bank 1,184 1,160 3.9 24 0 0 0
16 IDBI Bank 105 103 0.62 2 0 88 0.46
17 Indian Bank 16,800 15,643 38.06 1,157 0 0 0
18 IOB 15,045 13,931 30.77 1,114 0 0 0
19 OBC 5,496 5,496 13.37 0 0 0 0
20 Punjab National Bank 2,42,357 2,36,548 489.03 2,788 1,908 1,96,466 274.67
21 Punjab Sidh Bank 6,525 6,185 17.02 244 96 0 0
22 SB Hyderabad 9,368 8,948 18.67 420 0 0 0
23 SB Mysore 5,827 5,630 13.59 197 0 0 0
24 SB Patiala 33,117 32,742 71.51 0 558 0 0
25 SB Travancore 42,184 39,110 79.24 3,074 0 0 0
26 SBBJ 59,151 57,597 145.73 1,554 0 0 0
27 State Bk of India 8,63,623 8,14,384 1397.39 24,572 24,667 6,93,272 970.5
28 Syndicate Bank 31,489 28,796 97.29 2,649 44 0 0
29 UCO Bank 21,505 18,403 36.18 2,706 396 0 0
30 Union Bank 24,975 22,807 46.27 2,070 98 0 0
31 United Bank 14,847 10,410 20.95 10 4,427 0 0
32 Vijaya Bank 1,152 1,152 3.47 0 0 0 0
Total 20,63,763 19,12,520 Rs. 3,866.88 77,971 72,342 11,33,100 Rs. 1,640.59

i) Missing information in approx 80,000 cases have been provided by PSAs. Further updates from PDAs are awaited.

ii) SBI alone has been supplied information in about 32000 cases for updation of missing information cases. Further feedback awaited.

iii) Out of 72,342 cases pending with PDAs, 23,517 cases (DPDOs-10076, SBI-12883, SBP-558, IENepal-305) are pending as payment discontinued due to non-identification.

Source: Mod/DESW

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One Rank One Pension demand by Armed Forces personnel

One Rank One Pension (OROP) has been a constant demand by hard working Armed Forces personnel over the past 40 years, yet governments have come and gone but OROP is still to see the light of day. But what exactly is OROP?

According to OROP, Armed Forces personnel retiring at the same rank with the same length of service should be eligible for the same pension regardless of their date of retirement. OROP would ensure that any changes in rates of pension afforded to Armed Forces personnel retiring in recent times will be relevant to all other retired Armed Forces personnel having same rank and length of experience. Hence, One Rank One Pension irrespective of date of retirement.

Importance of OROP

Since Armed Forces personnel retire at younger ages, with some retiring between 35-37 years of age and others between 54-56 years of age, they do not have the opportunity for further pay hikes afforded to civilians and therefore are reliant on their pension only. The Armed Forces of the country needs a young work force, but less youths will be inclined to join if they are not sure of their future financial security.

Hurdles In Adopting OROP

The OROP concept was applicable till 1973 when the pensions for Armed Forces and civilian employees was equalised, due to bureaucracy issues. Since then, one of the key issues has been the initial investment cost to launch OROP since typically pension is cut from the salary of a working person, however, for the base line year used by OROP the difference in pension would come directly from the pocket of the government. In addition, every time the pay commission announces a salary increase the governments direct expense will also increase.

Current Status

However, the concept of OROP was accepted but then the point of contention rose of which year pay scales should be taken as base year. While government wanted to use the 2011 pay scales as base year, the veterans wanted 2014. The difference of 3 years would make a difference in not only salary and pensions levels but also regarding the number of personnel eligible for OROP resulting in an additional cost of nearly Rs 4,000-Rs 6,000 crore. Finally the government consented to the 2014 base year date.

The Narendra Modi government agreed to adopt OROP with an estimated expense of Rs 1,000 crore which they have stated will be given in instalments due to the large value.

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One Rank One Pension demand by Armed Forces personnel

One Rank One Pension demand by Armed Forces personnel

One Rank One Pension (OROP) has been a constant demand by hard working Armed Forces personnel over the past 40 years, yet governments have come and gone but OROP is still to see the light of day. But what exactly is OROP?

According to OROP, Armed Forces personnel retiring at the same rank with the same length of service should be eligible for the same pension regardless of their date of retirement. OROP would ensure that any changes in rates of pension afforded to Armed Forces personnel retiring in recent times will be relevant to all other retired Armed Forces personnel having same rank and length of experience. Hence, One Rank One Pension irrespective of date of retirement.

Importance of OROP

Since Armed Forces personnel retire at younger ages, with some retiring between 35-37 years of age and others between 54-56 years of age, they do not have the opportunity for further pay hikes afforded to civilians and therefore are reliant on their pension only. The Armed Forces of the country needs a young work force, but less youths will be inclined to join if they are not sure of their future financial security.

Hurdles In Adopting OROP

The OROP concept was applicable till 1973 when the pensions for Armed Forces and civilian employees was equalised, due to bureaucracy issues. Since then, one of the key issues has been the initial investment cost to launch OROP since typically pension is cut from the salary of a working person, however, for the base line year used by OROP the difference in pension would come directly from the pocket of the government. In addition, every time the pay commission announces a salary increase the governments direct expense will also increase.

Current Status

However, the concept of OROP was accepted but then the point of contention rose of which year pay scales should be taken as base year. While government wanted to use the 2011 pay scales as base year, the veterans wanted 2014. The difference of 3 years would make a difference in not only salary and pensions levels but also regarding the number of personnel eligible for OROP resulting in an additional cost of nearly Rs 4,000-Rs 6,000 crore. Finally the government consented to the 2014 base year date.

The Narendra Modi government agreed to adopt OROP with an estimated expense of Rs 1,000 crore which they have stated will be given in instalments due to the large value.

Source : http://newsworldindia.in

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Rs 5,500 crore paid as first OROP installment: PM

Rs 5,500 crore paid as first OROP installment: PM

 

Kinnaur: The first installment of nearly Rs 5,500 crore has been paid for implementing the OROP scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said while asserting that he has “fulfilled the promise” he made to ex-servicemen on the issue that has been hanging fire for the last 40 years.

The Prime Minister, while celebrating Diwali with army and ITBP personnel in Sumdo here, over 270 km from state capital Shimla, also lauded the role of the security force personnel guarding and protecting the country.

“Spent time with our courageous @ITBP_official & Army Jawans at Sumdo, Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh. Jai Jawan! Jai Hind!,” he tweeted.

Earlier in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme on All India Radio, he saluted the valour of the armed forces and lauded their sacrifice while dedicating the festival of Diwali to them.

“The OROP was not about just Rs 200 or Rs 500 crore, but Rs 10,000 crore… After I became the PM, and decided that I had to do (implement) it, the entire government lost sleep over it… It was not possible for the government to pay in one go, so I requested the ex-servicemen to accept it in four instalments.

“The money will reach them in four installments. Nearly, Rs 5,500 crore has been paid as the first installment,” Modi said.

He said the issue had been pending for “40 years” as certain people in the previous governments “did not know” about OROP (scheme), and therefore “only Rs 500 crore was allocated” for the purpose.

Modi also said that many people thought that if the scheme was not implemented, a section of “ex-servicemen would turn against the government”.

The Prime Minister, on his way to Sumdo, met civilians at Himachal’s Chango village, close to the Sino-Indian border.

“Made unscheduled stop at Chango village, close to Somdu, to wish people on Diwali. Was deeply touched by the impromptu reception & their joy,” Modi tweeted.

“The Prime Minister spent time with ITBP jawans and personnel of Dogra Scouts of army at Sumdo on border of Kinnaur and Spiti, and distributed sweets to them,” an official said.

Modi also met personnel of the General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF), a branch of Border Roads Organisation (BRO), entrusted with construction and maintenance of border roads and also executing the Rohtang Tunnel project, the official said.

After coming in power in 2014, the Prime Minister had celebrated his first Diwali with soldiers posted in Siachen, and in 2015, he celebrated it at the India-Pakistan border in Punjab.

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7th CPC Defence Pension Calculation Method with Illustrations

7th CPC Defence Pension Calculation Method with Illustrations

 

DESW Order No. 17(01)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) Dated on 29.10.2016, Annexure-A (Refer Para 5.1)

 

Illustrations:

 

(i) Pensioner ‘A’ retired as Col. (T8) at last pay drawn of Rs. 48730/- plus Grade pay Rs. 8700/- plus MSP Rs. 6000/- on 30.9.2009 under the 6Ih CPC regime in Pay Band-IV.

 

Sl. No. Particulars Amount in Rs.
1 Basic Pension fixed in 6th CPC at the time of retirement (w.e.f. 1.10.2009) 31,715
2 Existing Pension on 31.12.2015 (after re-fixing under OROP Scheme) 36,130
3 Revised Pension fixed under 7th CPC (using a multiple of 2.57 of SI No. 2 above) 92,855

 

(ii) Pensioner ‘B’ retired as Havildar Group ’E’ at last pay drawn of Rs. 13307- on 30.6.1994 under the 4th CPC regime in the Pay Scale of Rs. 1020-2541270-30-1420: 

 

Sl. No. Particulars Amount in Rs.
1 Basic Pension fixed in 4th CPC at the time of retirement (w.e.f. 1.7.1994) 629
2 Basic Pension revised in 6th CPC 5,023
3 Existing Pension on 31.12.2015(after  re-fixing  under OROP  Scheme.) 7,808
4 Revised Pension fixed under 7th CPC (using a multiple of 2.57 of SI No. 3 above 20,067

 

(iii) Family pensioner ’C’ of capt with qualifying service of 20 years 06 months (Post 2006) 

 

Sl. No. Particulars Amount in Rs.
1 Ordinary Family Pension fixed in 6th CPC (w.e.f. 24.9.2012) 9,687
2 Existing Ordinary Family Pension on 31.12.2015(after re-fixing under OROP Scheme) 9,687
3 Revised Ordinary Family   Pension fixed under 7th CPC (using a multiple of 2.57 of Sl No. 2 above) 24,896

 

(iv) Family pensioner ’D’ of Lt. Col with qualifying service of 25 years 07 month(Post 2006)

 

Sl. No.
Particulars Amount in Rs.
1 Special Family pension fixed in 6th CPC w.e.f. 20.2.2014 37,788
2 Special Family Pension  on 31.12.2015(after re-fixing under CROP Scheme) 39,376
3 Revised Special Family   Pension fixed under 7th CPC (using a multiple of 2.57 of Sl No. 2 above) 1,01,197

 

(v) Pensioner ‘E’ retired as Lt. Col with qualifying service of 20 year 06 month and basic pay of Rs. 49260, MSP Rs. 6000 and Grade pay Rs. 8000. His disability is 30% (Post 2006):

 

Sl. No. Particulars Amount in Rs.
1 Basic Pension fixed in 6th CPC at the time of retirement (w.e.f. 24.9,2014.) 31,630
2 Existing Pension on 31.12.2015(after re-fixing under OROP Scheme) 31,305

(Not beneficial)

3 Existing Pension on 31.12.2015(after re-fixing under OROP Scheme) 31,630
4 Revised Pension fixed under 7th CPC (using a multiple of 2.57 of Sl No. 3 above) 81,290

 

Authority: http://www.desw.gov.in/

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Justice Reddy committee on OROP submits report

Report of one-man judicial committee on OROP submitted on 26.10.2016

Justice Reddy committee on OROP submits report

The one-man judicial committee on One Rank One Pension (OROP) submitted its report to the Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar, here today. The Central Government had appointed the committee under the Chairmanship of Justice L Narasimha Reddy, retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court to look into the anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP.

The judicial committee had held hearings at around 20 cities/towns across the country and interacted with cross sections of Ex-Servicemen as well as their associations. The committee also received 704 representations from individuals and various Ex-Servicemen associations and had held extensive interactions with all stakeholders before submitting its report.

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7th Pay Commission: Discussing Armed Forces Anomalies with PM : Parrikar

7th Pay Commission: Discussing Armed Forces Anomalies with PM : Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said he has raised the issue of anomalies in the 7th Pay Commission report with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Yes, there are some anomalies in the 7th pay commission and the pension…we will resolve that. But, I don’t think that can be an issue for national debate, Parrikar said in Mumbai.

I can assure the people of the country and our armed forces that I have personally taken up the matter with the Prime Minister. There are procedures of the government of India. We will complete those procedure at the earliest and see that one by one, the 7th pay commission anomalies are removed, he said.

Asked about the issue of disability pension, on which a draft notification on the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission has been uploaded on the Defence Ministry’s website, the minister said: It is just a draft now.

The draft notification talks of replacing the present percentage based system of pension with slab based pension system.

In disability pension also, there are some categories of officers, in whose cases there could be some anomaly. We will check it, he assured.

The minister maintained: No final order has been issued as yet, only a draft resolution has been put up on the website. We will examine and try to address all that can be addressed, and forward the same to the anomalies committee for their opinion.

If the recommendations in the draft notification on disability pension come into effect, the disability pension for soldiers will go down substantially.

Not every one can be satisfied, the Defence Minister said.

He informed that so far, two instalments of Rs 4,000 crore and Rs 2,000 crore have been released, with annual cost for OROP being Rs 7,500 crore.

There are 20 lakh armed forces personnel and about 22 lakh pensioners. It is a huge number, almost a third of the government employees. Whenever you apply a principle to anyone, anomalies will surface, the minister said.

According to the pay panel’s recommendation, for 100 per cent disability, an officer would get Rs 27,000 per month, those in the ranks of Subedar Major to Naib Subedar would receive Rs 17,000, while Havildars and below would get Rs 12,000.

At present, a soldier, who gets 100 per cent disability, is entitled to a pension equal to the last drawn salary and an additional 50 per cent as service component.

The draft notification invited criticism from ex-servicemen, who said it will affect the morale of the soldiers.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had in the last couple of months held several meetings with Service Chiefs and the members of the Armed Forces Pay Commission Cell to discuss the anomalies in the 7th Pay Commission of the Armed Forces. However, nothing concrete has surfaced.

The forces argue that the anomalies lower the status and pay parity of forces vis-a-vis their counterparts in the police and civilian administration.

Source: IE

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OROP: Veterans to get Full Pension as Service Limit goes

OROP: Veterans to get Full Pension as Service Limit goes

After years of dithering, the Centre has finally acted on its promise of One Rank One Pension (OROP).

In a September 30 letter addressed to the Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force, the Ministry of Personnel informed them about the notification on pension benefits as recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC).

The three services had earlier decided not to implement the Seventh CPC award till the Narendra Modi government rectified what they had termed as ‘anomalies.’

Disability pension

While the defence personnel had every reason to be pleased with the latest decision on pension awards, there were murmurs of protest over the reluctance of the Centre to re-visit the recommendations on disability pension. Prior to the latest notification, all the ex-servicemen who were re-employed and retired from Central Government Departments (like Central Excise, Customs, Income Tax, Railways, Postal, Telecom, AIR, Doordarshan etc.) were paid pro-rata pension with 33 years’ service required for full pension.

Most of the ex-servicemen re-employed were retiring before completing 33 years. Therefore all these personnel were paid pro-rata pension. However, all that changed after a Supreme Court judgment earlier in the year.

The OROP issue became a major bone of contention in 2015 between the defence personnel and the Modi government with the former charging it of backtracking on its 2014 general election manifesto promise.

Arrears payment

As a result of the notification, OROP stands implemented with effect from December 2015 and beneficiaries would be paid arrears in the next few months. In short, the revised consolidated pension and family pension of pre-2006 armed forces pensioners shall not be less than 50 and 30 per cent of the minimum in the pay of the rank.

An example of how it would translate into reality in the case of a Colonel with 33 years of service shows that the pension would be Rs. 92,854 per month. Arrears from January to June would be Rs. 69,370 per month and from July to October Rs. 35,371 and total arrears would be Rs. 104741.

Source: The Hindu

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