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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

ONE RANK ONE PENSION - Letter to Hon’ble Raksha Mantri

Dear Veterans

Letter to Hon’ble Raksha Mantri  dt 19 Sep 2015 and three Chiefs  regarding  one rank one pension (OROP)   is enclosed herewith for information and widest circulation please.
    
With regards,

Yours Sincerely,

Maj Gen Satbir Singh, SM (Retd)
Advisor United Front of Ex Servicemen &
Chairman IESM 
Mobile: 9312404269
Email:satbirsm@gmail.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            19 Sep 2015 
To
Shri Manohar Parrikar, Hon’ble Raksha Mantri
104, South Block, New Delhi

IMPLEMENTATION OF ONE RANK  ONE PENSION (OROP)

Hon’ble Raksha Mantri,

1.      Further to our letter dated 18 Sep 2015.

2.      The approved definition requires “uniform pensions are to be paid to all defence personnel with the same rank and same years of service irrespective of the date of retirement and any future enhancements in pension are to be passed automatically to the past pensioners”.

3.        Based on the above, you had discussed with the stakeholders and decided that the highest of the pension of the same rank and same total service amongst the three Services it to be paid to other two Services.  Air Force has an edge accordingly, we have collected the PPOs of Air Force Personnel of various ranks and total service retired between 01 Jan 2014 to 31 Mar 2014 (Less PPOs (PPOs attached only hard copy). These can be used to work out the pensions of other years of Service of the same rank and should then be paid to other two Services.

4.        This is the simplest method to implement realistic OROP as approved by the two parliaments and as per the Govt of India Min of def letter No. 12 (01)/2014-D(Pen/Pol)  dated 26 Feb 2014 enclosed.  The details given by you on 05th Sep 2015 for the implementation of OROP which has many serious shortcomings is strongly recommended to cancelled and all past pensioners be brought up  to 31 Mar 2015 based on the actual PPOs  issued to the defence personnel  actually retired during the period.  This will ensure that no shortcomings are introduced in the implementation of OROP.

5.        The details are summarised as under:- 

PBOR 
Ranks
Army
AF
Navy
QS
Gp
DOR
Pension Amount
Rem
arks
Sepoy
Airman
Seaman II
17
Y
01 Mar 14
7605
L/Nk
LAC
Seaman I
15
Y
01 Mar 14
7605
Nk
CPL
Leading Seaman
20
Y
01 Jan 14
8295
Hav
SGT
Petty Officer
20
Y
01 Mar 14
9320
Nb Sub
JWO
CPO
27
01 Mar 14
10352
Sub
WO
MCO
34
Y
01 Mar 14
11970
Sub Maj
MWO
MCO 1St Cl
40
Y
01 Mar 14
12285
Hon Lt
Hon Flg Offr
Hon Sub Lt
38
Y
01 Mar 14
15465
Hon Capt
Hon Flt
Hon Lt
38
Y
01 Apr 14
16145

Officers
Ranks
Army
AF
Navy
QS
DOR
Pension Amount
Rem
arks
General
ACM
Admiral
41
01 Apr 14
45000
Lt Gen
Air Marshal
Vice Admiral
38
01 Apr 14
40000
Maj Gen
Air Vice Marshal
Rear Admiral
36
01 Apr 14
39015
Brig
Air Cmde
Cmde
31
01 Apr 14
37420
Col
Gp Capt
Capt
31
01 Apr 14
37110
Col (TS)
Gp Capt  (TS)
Capt (TS)
27
01 Apr 14
35430
Lt Col
Wg Cdr
Cdr
23
01 Apr 14
33375
Maj
Sqn Ldr
Lt Cdr
24
01 Apr 14
17820

6.   Another serious shortcoming mischievously introduced by the bureaucrats in the note read out by you was on VRS, knowing fully will that no such scheme exists in Def Forces.  This kind of scheming has always been executed by the bureaucrats in the past which had resulted in grave injustice to defence personnel.  Cases in point are;  Rank Pay case, Pension to be  fixed based on 50% of  the rank in the pay band.  Arrears with effect from 01.01.2006, disability pensioners etc. You are aware that we have  Premature retirement (PMR) for which implementation of OROP needs to be  mandatory.  All personnel are granted PMR on completion of minimum pensionable service for that rank and earn pension. Anyone who has earned pension has equal right for OROP. While in VRS Govt gives golden hand shake and gives 15 to 20 lac Rs to get rid of unwanted fat, there is no such thing as golden shake for soldiers hence the soldiers who have been granted PMR has legal claim on OROP.  Any dilution will cause grave injustice to the soldiers and in turn to the  profession of  soldiering.  You are requested to clearly implement OROP for all PMR retirees.

7.         May we request you to grant us meeting at your earliest please to explain and discuss on above suggestion.

With regards,

Yours Sincerely,

Maj Gen Satbir Singh, SM (Retd) 
Advisor United Front of Ex Servicemen &
Chairman IESM 
Mobile: 9312404269,
01244110570                                                                                       Email:satbirsm@gmail.com  

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The Three Services Chiefs. 

    

1 comment:

  1. How foolish is to show the pension of Maj/Sqn Ldrs/Lt Cdrs as Rs 17820/-where a pre 2006 retiree Maj is already drawing a pension of Rs.18205/-per month.Such unpardonable mistakes are not accepted .Please be extra careful while drafting such letters to Government of India.

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