No timeframe can be specified for OROP roll-out: Parrikar
A day after saying that all the formalities for the 'one rank-one pension' (OROP) scheme have been completed, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said no timeframe could be specified for its implementation as a couple of administrative steps were still pending.
"There cannot be a date specified to implement OROP. This scheme was not understood by the previous government properly. There are many fine <g data-gr-id="17">prints</g> and aspects that need to be considered. After taking a lot of time, I have crystallised the department...There are two-three administrative steps that are still pending," Parrikar said.
He was speaking during an interactive seminar here at the Indian Merchants' Chamber on 'Make in India for Defence Production'.
"My ministry has completed all formalities and OROP will be implemented," Parrikar had said.
‘Govt mulling special zones for defence manufacturing’
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the government was looking at creating special zones for defence manufacturing. "The ministry is considering setting up special zones for the defence sector," Parrikar said during a function at the industry lobby Indian Merchants' Chamber. Stating that a proposal in this regard is under consideration, the minister said he hopes that a policy would be finalised soon. "I personally hope that within the next 3 months we will come up with a policy regarding this," he said.