Supreme Court notice to Centre on ‘one rank one pension’
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a writ petition filed by Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement and 10 retired army personnel seeking ‘one rank one pension’ (OROP) to retired army men.
A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and C. Nagappan, after hearing senior counsel Ram Jethmalani and counsel Balaji Srinivasan issued notice and sought the response from the Defence and Finance Ministry as well as from the Army.
The petitioners questioned the notification issued by the government on November 7, 2015 regarding implementation of OROP and said the order did not meet the demands of ex-servicemen. They said they are presently drawing pension that is not consistent with their rank and/or length of service. OROP is the uniform payment of pension to all ex-servicemen who retire in the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement.
Source : deccanchronicle.com