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Ex-servicemen hail release of first part of arrears

Veterans protesting for implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) on Thursday welcomed the release of first part of arrears and said they have raised some anomalies in OROP scheme with Defence minister Manohar Parrikar who asked them to take up the issue with the judicial commission set up for the purpose.

Welcoming the release of first part of the arrears, Major Gen (retd) Satbir Singh, chairman of the Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM) said they have highlighted four serious flaws in the OROP scheme announced by the government, before Parrikar.

“We started this protest from June 14 (2014). We thank the government that this dispensation has given OROP after 42 years,” he said.
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