One Rank One Pension (OROP) for Ex-Servicemen – Will the Dream Come True?!
We all know very well that one of the important and unresolved pleas of ex-servicemen for a long time has been the One Rank One Pension (OROP).
We cannot compare other central government employees with army personnel who do a noble job of protecting our mother nation. Some people work in a dangerous environment. For others their work itself can be extremely dangerous. Our Army personnel come under the second category. The natural topography in which they work is very rough, extremely snowy and rainy with deadly shells fired anytime from the tanks of the enemies. Our Army constantly endures all these dangers.
Our army men risk their live and work in order to help us live peacefully. So they have be given the highest regard and honoured by us all. It is the crucial service of our army that helps us in times of natural calamities like unforeseen earthquakes, floods, landslides and hazardous times like riots. It can never be the right thing to make such noble people plead for their rights or provoke them to protest just to get their fair demands fulfilled.
The Employees’ Federation and Industry Associations of various departments of the Central Government have to announce their open support for the One Rank and One Pension (OROP) demand of Ex-servicemen. We have to exert pressure on the Central government and force them to make a suitable Government Order in this regard at the earliest possible.
Through this, we can attract the attention of the 7th Central Pay Commission which is going to be implemented from and certainly influence its secretive stand related to pension related matters to the maximum extent possible.