Supreme Court upheld OROP

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The Supreme Court has upheld the central government One Rank One Pension(OROP) scheme for the defence personnels. A three judge bench headed by Justice D.Y.Chandrachud held that “government of India order of 7, November 2015  on the implementation of the pension scheme was valid.

 The Supreme Court  accepted the government order that states that  pension shall be reviewed  every five years. 

What is OROP 

  • One rank one pension means that defence personnel who retire at the same rank shall get the same pension. But in reality it does not happen .

  • In the military ,the soldiers normally retire at the age of 35 years and the officers , depending upon their ranks retiers at different ages .

  •  From 1950 to 1973, there was a concept known as the Standard Rate of Pension, which was similar to OROP. 

  • The 1973 Central Pay commission and later pay commission  made certain changes in the pension and it resulted that military personnel who retired earlier were denied the benefit of  revision in pension .

  • Government of India set up  Brigadier K.P.Singh committee in 1983 which recommended a system similar to Standard Rate of Pension.

  • This was accepted by the Modi Government  and implemented in  November 2015, and it was made applicable from July 1, 2014.

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