Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the government is committed to the long-awaited One Rank One Pension for ex-servicemen. The PM today tweeted that his government is committed to the scheme that is aimed at ensuring that all retired soldiers, who have the same rank and the length of service receive the same amount of pension, irrespective of their date of retirement. The tweet was on the interview given to the Tribune India newspaper.
The tweet has significance as the ex-servicemen were dissapointed on not announcing the same during the 1st anniversary speach by Modi. The congress were making this as an issue to target Govt. Yesterday, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the 'One Rank One Pension' "was on its way" but he cannot promise a date for its implementation.
"Two or three steps remain so can't give you a specific time but it is on its way," the minister said, adding, "There cannot be a date for OROP as it involves various departments."