05 Sep, 2015 5:44p.m.

OROP announcement - Key points

  1. The OROP will be implemented from July 1, 2014 and the base year would be 2013.

  2. The estimated cost to implement OROP would be between Rs 8,000 crore to Rs 10,000 crore.

  3. The pension of ex-servicemen will be revised every five years.

  4. Re-fixed pension will be the average of minimum and maximum pension in 2013.

  5. A one-member judicial committee will be constituted. This committee will be responsible of giving reports on equalisation period in 6 months.

  6. Personnel who retire voluntarily will not be covered under OROP scheme.

  7. OROP would be applicable for the disabled and war widows

  8. The OROP arrears will be paid in 4 half-yearly instalments.

  9. Those drawing pensions above the average will be protected. 

  10. The soldiers who have died naturally during war will be a beneficiary of the OROP scheme and they will get the usual pension.

  11. All widows including war widows will be paid arrears in one instalment.

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