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Monday, June 29, 2015

Behind One Rank One Pension scheme delay, worry about small hike for jawans

MoD sources said that the main reason behind the delay is the minuscule increase that jawans may get if OROP is implemented in its present form.


The fear within political decision-makers is that OROP, if implemented in present form, may result in many dragging the government to courts, and may even create a political crisis. (Source: PTI)
Written by Pranav Kulkarni | New Delhi | Updated: June 26, 2015 8:31 am
As ex-servicemen steadfastly press for the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP), top Ministry of Defence (MoD) sources have said that the main reason behind the delay is not funds, but the minuscule increase that jawans may get if OROP is implemented in its present form.
Sources said that the concern within the government is that the jawans may get an increase of just about “few hundred” rupees per month — a raise that may not justify the decade long OROP agitation.
The fear within political decision-makers is that OROP, if implemented in present form, may result in many dragging the government to courts, and may even create a political crisis. “It is no longer a budgetary concern. The formula to arrive at Rs 8,300-odd crores has already been approved. The real worries within South Block are political. Under the present formula, the jawans may just get about few hundred rupees of increase per month in their present pensions. This amount, the political class within the present government believes, is too small to pacify the agitation that has been spread over almost three decades,” a top Defence Ministry official said.
According to the official, the implementation — which is just short of being announced any moment, may trigger dissatisfaction and will result in soldiers dragging the government to courts and become a political issue. Citing the reason behind the small increase for jawans, the official said: “The government, in 2009, corrected the pensions of retired armed forces personnel to parity as per Sixth Central Pay Commission.
The jawans largely benefited out of the correction as the pension amounts increased. So the gap that earlier existed has largely been bridged. Rs 5000 crore has already been spent on bringing about the parity,” the official said. According to Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM) data, OROP — if implemented in its present form — will ensure an increase of between Rs 525 and Rs 1,720 to jawans in their monthly pensions by virtue of percentage of their low basic pensions. Widows will get a hike of Rs 1,500 per month. The officers are likely to get a per month pension increase between Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000.
According to sources, UPA too was worried about the political and legal consequences of these “relatively small” monthly increments after implementing OROP and had carried out “three rounds of equalisation” to work out a solution.

The MoD official said that so far, the present government, though committed, has not carried out any such equalisation. Group Captain V K Gandhi, general secretary, IESM said, “Our present demands have been agreed upon not only by officers but even by jawans. We are not willing to accept any dilution in the demands.”

10 comments:

mama130682 said...

The OROP was always expected to give massive benefits to the elite class people, & they needed support of the poor jawans only to increase the head count. Ultimately it'll end up giving more heart burns to the poor jawans,,, nothing else...The OROP is a campaign for those highly paid people who even don't need pension for survival. If they are so selflessly putting forward agenda for jawans, they should instead have pursued the 70% pension for jawans just after the 6th CPC was implemented. As per my opinion, pension is more for survival than luxury. There is no justification why the Govt. should pay an amount beyond Rs50,000/- at present rate to any individual. Like gratuity, monthly pension should also have a fixed ceiling...

ESMA said...

be honest , in the services life this elite class personnel are enjoyed the life for the sake of Jawans , they converted free ration to Officer's, and they miss use all felicity for them , even the butt-man systems, and they(Officers) will be looked after in the services as a kings and this jawans will be always looser .

i think they are in services taken the blood as like the leach ,and after the retirement in the name of OROP they joined and diverted to rank pay case and majors 20 yrs seniority case etc .
what about the poor Jawans pension ?

ESMA said...

be honest , in the services life this elite class personnel are enjoyed the life for the sake of Jawans , they converted free ration to Officer's, and they miss use all felicity for them , even the butt-man systems, and they(Officers) will be looked after in the services as a kings and this jawans will be always looser .

i think they are in services taken the blood as like the leach ,and after the retirement in the name of OROP they joined and diverted to rank pay case and majors 20 yrs seniority case etc .
what about the poor Jawans pension ?

Js Jarial said...

Above comments are misleading. OROP takes equal care of jawans and officrs. However, it is really good if Govt is thinking to make further improvement in the pension of jawans.The Government should come out with specific date of announcement and not keep the ex-servicemen waiting indefinitely.

mama130682 said...

If a person has served in any one of the three defence forces, he'll never hate the devil as much as he hates a service officer. In the organisations, all the rules & so called discipline are for the jawans & facilities for them. But, who is listening? They have a lion's share in every govt facilities. They have special counter in CSD canteens as if they are too poor to claim for subsidized items more than the jawans. They have well constructed & well managed mess whereas the ORs/JCOs mess are just to survive. They have separate parking shed. They even don't share toilet with jawans. Everywhere (in the world) there are two types of toilet, Gents & Ladies... But here in Army, they are Officers & ORs...The Jawans even don't get the same (quality) uniform. Separate & special place for them & their families in cultural/religious functions, theater, cinema, etc. Even in the presence of the families, jawans are let down in class bias. The habbit of taking undue advantages by the officers & their families continues even after the service in the form of OROP. They have their own agenda, for which they need head count of the jawans. In all TV interviews they are the faces with fancy English, taking forward the agenda for Colonels, Majors, Brigadiers, Lt Gens, as if they only exist in the form of Ex-servicemen. when something is implemented for the officers, the splinters are for the jawans. No one could justify MSP of Rs 2000/- for jawans & Rs 6000/- for them. If they are so selfless, why didn't they take up this issue or 70% pension for jawans? Why were they given overnight mass scale promotions, which were not considered for jawans? No limit......

ESMA said...

mr ;js jarial ,


see if poor Sepoy who is getting 5000/- Basic pension with less educational back ground with 2 kids and 2 parents with more burden liabilities we can understands his problems in his old age ,but one Maj general/col / now it is he is getting 50,000/- pension with all his felicities by the virtue of Maj general as king the same treatment of Sepoy is it expected ? where is the qualities of Officer and gentleman ? And why they are forgetting the General service knowledge and good order and discipline of the forces ?

please read the 6th pay commission recommendation it is very well written for whom this OROP ,and some clever spoke persons are add the major's rank pay case (maj dhandapalans v/s Goi case ) with orop ,and other cases etc ,

Due to this treatments Now spiting of ESM is happening like NCO/JCO groups etc etc

basanta kumar mohanty said...

well friend its hierarchy and system of recruitment. we feel let down by Officers class. Though they are expected to take care of ORs.But they never except a few. That's the reason why in Indian air force nobody wants to serve beyond 20 years. there is fewer career progression for jawans, Pay is less, dignity is zero. Only there will be change if we put up case and there must be rep of Ors by qualification and not by taking somebody who says"yes Boss". If we are looking to USA or western counties for everything, we must learn how they treat their ORs beyond class or Hierarchy. This class division should stop in Armed Forces.

Surendran Vadavathy said...

It is only delaying tactic.The less said the better.

Ramni Kaur said...

Government may consider restoration of 72 % pension of the last pay drawn.

sanddyy said...

Increasing the percentage factor for ORs (say 60-70 % of last drawn pay) is one of the solutions to increase their pension. However making it officers V ORs is not helping anyone's cause. with the implementation of seventh pay commission the pension of ORs is going to see a substantial increase if OROP is implemented in toto.

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