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One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme

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One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme:


Context:

The review of One Rank One Pension (OROP) has been pending since June 2020. The issue was discussed during the recent parliamentary panel meet.

Background:

There are certain ‘loopholes’ which need to be fixed in the scheme. A committee has been constituted to look into the issue by the Defence Ministry to work out the modalities of the revision but no announcement has been made on when the revision would be undertaken.

What is OROP?

  • OROP implies uniform pension to personal based on rank and length of service, irrespective of the date of retirement.
  • The Government had implemented the long pending demand of veterans in November 2015 and as per the notification, it is to be revised every five years.
  • Armed Forces Personnel who had retired till 30th june 2014 are covered under it.
  • The implementation of the scheme was based on recommendation of the Koshiyari committee.

InstaLinks:

Prelims Link:

  1. What is OROP?
  2. Benefits.
  3. Eligibility.

Mains Link:

Discuss the significance of OROP Scheme.

Sources: the Hindu.