#(THESE WERE THE ONLY FOUR POINTS DISCUSSED BETWEEN GOVT REPRESENTATIVES & VETERANS TILL AS LATE AS 1130 h 05 SEP 2014, THE DAY OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT)
(b) Once granted OROP is in perpetuity.
While the Government struggles with rolling out of OROP, the issue of Non Functional Upgrade (NFU), which was granted to civil servants and all 58 class A services in 2006 has obviously been kept away from public scrutiny. The same was deliberately denied to the Armed Forces in an attempt to further degrade them. The scheme envisages the pay and perks of higher appointment without even working for that appointment. The outlay on this scheme by the Govt has been Rs 21000 crores PA. This figure is likely to go up to around 30000 crores with courts permitting NFU to para military forces. WOULD IT NOT BE LOOTING THE POOR MAN OF INDIA TO SERVE THE ELITE CLASS OF A SERVICES.
Finally, in 2014, Veterans voted for parties/candidates who promised to approve OROP on coming to power. It is recommended that veterans reserve their right to vote for only those candidates who fulfil their promises. It is for information of all that veterans will not vote for those who have not fulfilled their promise and have remained only dream merchants.