Tag: ex-servicemen

Army veteran commits suicide over OROP: Rahul Gandhi slams Modi Government

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi earlier today was detained by police and not allowed to meet the family members of the Army veteran who allegedly committed suicide by taking poison at Jantar Mantar in the capital last night as he had failed to receive pension according to the one-rank-one pension (OROP) scheme

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OROP will be rolled out before Diwali: Manohar Parikkar

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Defence minister Manohar Parrikar today evening announced that  OROP (one-rank-one pension) for ex-Defence personnel will be rolled out before Diwali. Meanwhile representatives of the agitating ex-servicemen, who are demanding immediate implementation of OROP scheme, conveyed to the media that they lack confidence in the Government. Instead of calling off their agitation

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PM clarifies stand on One Rank One Pension issue

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today cleared the doubts on the One Rank One Pension (OROP) issue and declared that the defence veterans who who retired prematurely will be entitled to OROP. The Prime Minister made this announcement at a rally he addressed in Faridabad on Sunday – a day after Defence

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OROP – penultimate bout

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi : Protests, fast until death, severe health crisis of veterans, rushing to hospitals, ministerial family member pitching in and adding to ruling government’s restlessness – One Rank One Pension (OROP) has seen it all. Yet, the ultimate show hasn’t been staged yet. Running over more than two months continuously, some relief

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