Congress slams govt over OROP implementation, says it betrays ex-servicemen

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New Delhi: Congress on Saturday described pivotal components of government’s proclamation of ‘One Rank One Pension’ as a “betrayal” to a means of ex-servicemen. Former Defence Minister A K Antony charged a supervision with doing politics over OROP, “substantially diluting” a supplies and “ridiculing” ex-servicemen.

Attacking a government’s preference to keep out of OROP those ex-servicemen who had opted for VRS, he pronounced it was unhappy since 90 percent of use crew retire between 35 to 40 years of age, losing lakhs of rupees.

Military veterans who are on craving strike, being greeted by their family members after a proclamation of a doing of OROP intrigue by a government, during Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday. PTIMilitary veterans who are on craving strike, being greeted by their family members after a proclamation of a doing of OROP intrigue by a government, during Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI

Military veterans who are on craving strike, being greeted by their family members after a proclamation of a doing of OROP intrigue by a government, during Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI

“There is no comparision of those in Defence army with those in other services”, Antony told reporters here. Former Union Minister Kapil Sibal pronounced that Congress was
opposite a sustenance of rider of grant each 5 years announced by a government. He also faulted it for not adhering to a equalisation principle.

Antony took difference to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s remarks that OROP was being implemented for a initial time in 4 decades by his government. “The Defence Minister is doing politics,” he pronounced insisting that UPA supervision had announced acceptance of OROP final year and had even supposing a token volume of Rs 500 crores and constituted an consultant committee.

Replying to a doubt as to what was a guess of a financial impact of a earlier UPA on a acceptance of a OROP demand, Antony merely pronounced that an consultant cabinet was constituted.

Asked either government’s preference has non-stop adult a Pandora’s box as OROP proclamation would lead to final from other executive confidence forces, Sibal pronounced that a celebration would conflict usually after a Prime Minister creates his mount transparent in a matter.

He directed transparent of a doubt either Congress would attend in a convene being called by a agitating ex-servicemen in a inhabitant collateral soon. Both Antony and Sibal targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalling that he had betrothed OROP in toto within 100 days of entrance to power.

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