What is One Rank One Pension (OROP)?

On 26 February 2014, the ministry of defence defined OROP and the following definition was communicated to the chiefs of the three services, “OROP implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service irrespective their date of retirement and any future enhancement in the rates of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners. This implies bridging the gap between the rate of pension of the current pensioners and the past pensioners, and also future enhancements in the rate of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners.”

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OROP is indeed a defined benefit pension and different from the National Pension System (NPS) which is a contributory pension scheme.

Source:The Financial express on Sunday,New Delhi, September 13, 2015, page 2

  • Renu Tyagi

    should OROP be accepted in its present form?

  • Renu Tyagi

    OROP should not be accepted in the present form because pension difference between an officer who retired 15 years back and one who retired yesterday can be great. On the other hand, OROP in the present form is acceptable because there is no OROP for paramilitary and police. Secondly, army veterans can be re-hired in certain jobs.