The Ex-Servicemen are being paid enhanced pension after the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme. Details of the beneficiaries of OROP benefits, as on 12 November 2016 are as under:
|No. of cases paid (1st installment and lump sum payments)||Amount disbursed
(Rs. in Crores)
|No. of cases paid 2nd installment||Amount disbursed (Rs. in Crores)
Details of the allocation and utilization of funds under OROP are as under:
|Financial Year||Allocation under OROP||Utilization on account of arrears of OROP
|2015-16||No separate allocation made under OROP
|Rs.3000 crores (approx.)|
|2016-17||Rs.12456 crores||Rs.3020.97 crores
(as on 12.11.2016)
Around 3200 representations for addressing the anomalies on OROP were received from individuals / Associations which were examined and issues referred to the Judicial Committee on OROP for its recommendations. The Committee has submitted its report on 26.10.2016.
Ex-Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal had committed suicide at Delhi on 01.11.2016. On enquiry regarding payment of the benefits of OROP to him, the pension disbursing bank has informed that he was drawing pension @ Rs.22,608/- p.m. He was entitled for revised pension under OROP @ Rs.25,634/- p.m. The total amount of arrears of Rs.53,978/- on account of implementation of OROP has been credited to Bank Account of Late Ex-Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal on 08.11.2016.
Public Grievance Cell in the Department is receiving grievances of the pensioners / family pensioners and taking up the matter with the concerned offices e.g. Controller General of Defence Accounts, Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension), etc for redressal of their grievances. Disposal of grievances is monitored at the highest level in the Government.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Dr. Satyapal Singh and others in Lok Sabha today.