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One rank, one pension scheme to be rolled out soon: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday assured the ex-servicemen of early implementation of the 'one rank, one pension' scheme, saying his Ministry has fast-tracked the work on it.

The assurance came when a 27-member delegation of the ex-servicemen called on Parrikar at Kota House here, his residence for the time-being.

A rally was also held here by the ex-servicemen, seeking early implementation of the scheme. Defence sources said Parrikar assured the ex-servicemen of rolling it out at the earliest.

He said he is working hard on it and the Ministry will send its views to the Finance Ministry by February 17.  Parrikar underlined that there are lot of calculations and complications involved and he is working towards solving them.

"I will do my work," he was quoted as telling the delegation.
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