One Rank One Pension Scheme Current Status, Budgetary Allocation [Lok Sabha QA]
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE
STARRED QUESTION NO.68
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 26TH JUNE, 2019
ONE RANK ONE PENSION
*68. SHRI GOPAL CHINNAYA SHETTY:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
(a) the present status of the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme;
(b) the details of the budgetary allocation, revised estimates as well as the actual expenditure incurred for the implementation of OROP scheme during each of the last three years and the current year ;
(c) whether there is some resentment among the ex-servicemen with the present model of the scheme and if so, the details thereof;
(d) the details of steps taken for holding negotiation with them and steps taken/being taken by the Government for redressing the issue; and
(e) the aim of setting up of Justice Narasimha Reddy Commission for OROP along with the main recommendations of the Commission and their implementation/status thereof;
MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI RAJNATH SINGH)
(a) to (e): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 68 FOR ANSWER ON 26.06.2019 REGARDING ONE RANK ONE PENSION
(a) The Government had issued orders on 07.11.2015 for implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) with effect from 01.07.2014.
(b) A sum of Rs.10,795.40 crores has been released as arrears to Defence Forces Pensioners/Family Pensioners on account of implementation of OROP. Payment of arrears on account of implementation of OROP order dated 07.11.2015 is made from Defence Pension Budget Estimates. Out of total Pension Budget, there is no separate allocation/budgeting towards OROP. However, out of the total Pension Budget, year-wise details of actual expenditure made on release of arrears of OROP are as under:
|Financial year||Amount disbursed on account of OROP arrears|
(c) & (d) Some Ex-Servicemen Associations have been demanding changes in methodology for fixation of pension, periodicity of its revision etc. The Government appointed One Member Judicial Committee (OMJC) on OROP on 14.12.2015 to look into anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP.
(e) The Government appointed One Member Judicial Committee (OMJC) on OROP on 14.12.2015 under Justice Narasimha Reddy to look into anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation. The Committee was to take into account the financial impact of its recommendations. The Committee submitted its Report on 26.10.2016. An Internal Committee has been constituted by the Government to examine the recommendations of OMJC with respect to feasibility and financial aspects. The matter is under examination of this internal Committee.