Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Implementation of OROP

Budgetary provision of Rs.12,456.66 crores is made in the Financial Year 2016-17 for implementation of OROP (Rs. 4,967.96 crores towards payment of two instalments of OROP arrears and Rs. 7,488.70 crores towards annual recurring expenditure for the revised pension at current rates). So far 18,90,635 out of 20,68,292 Ex-servicemen / family pensioners have been paid Rs.3,819.33 crores as arrears / revised pension under OROP Scheme..

A Judicial Committee on OROP headed by Justice L. Narasimha Reddy, Retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court has been appointed vide notification dated 14.12.2015 to look into anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP. The Committee will submit its report within one year of its constitution.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri MP Veerendra Kumar and others in Rajya Sabha today.

Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0