The military veterans are continuing their protest against what they say is “a diluted lame duck” one rank one pension scheme as notified by the government. On the other hand, the government is of the view that the judicial commission to be set up would look into the problems and anomalies arising out of the OROP implementation.
The veterans argue that they have only one demand and that is OROP. No junior should get more pension than his senior. They are particularly angry that the government did not accept their case for pension equalization or adjustment every year. With the government sticking to its stand that it will be done only at five year intervals, the veterans say it will mean ‘one rank five pensions” and not OROP as it was originally envisaged.
SOURCE; THE TIMES OF INDIA, NEW DELHI, 10-11-15, PAGE 13