Highlights of OROP Notification :
Central Government today issued the notification regarding implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension’ in respect of Defence Forces personnel.
Highlights of the OROP as stated in the Order are as follows:
Benefit over 25 lakh veterans and war widows
To 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.
Who opt to get discharged on their request would henceforth not get OROP benefits
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 instalment.
In future, the pension would be re-fixed every 5 years.