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OROP before Bihar poll?

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Published on June 19, 2015 with No Comments

The long-pending ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen is likely to be rolled out ahead of the Assembly elections in Bihar later this year, a leading daily from India reported
“OROP is being worked out. We will need to have a separate category so that it cannot be legally challenged later on and nor do others stake claim. This would be separate from other government pensions,” the daily quoted its source as saying,
Asked when it will be rolled out, they indicated that the scheme is likely to be announced ahead of Bihar election if all modalities are worked out.
Defence ministry sources said the OROP file is with the Finance Ministry for a final budgetary approval.The Assembly elections in Bihar are likely in September or October this year. BJP has a tough fight on hand against the JD(U)-RJD combine.
The Modi government has said it is committed to OROP, a key promise made during Lok Sabha polls. It has, however, not implemented it till now.


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