Guwahati: Ahead of his visit to Northeastern states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said…
New Delhi(web team): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the government is committed to one rank-one pension (OROP) and there is no doubt about it.
In an interview to The Tribune PM Modi said that no one should have doubt about OROP, and the government was discussing the issue with the armed forces personnel.
Stating that would it be proper for me to take a decision without keeping the armed forces personnel in the loop? Modi added, “We are trying to arrive at a please-all decision”.
The Prime Minister also took a dig at Congress saying that the party was politicising the issue and have no right to speak on OROP.
“Jawans have been demanding OROP for 57 years but the past governments did nothing when they were in power,” Modi added.
Few days ago, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar also said that his ministry had completed all formalities in respect of the OROP scheme for ex-servicemen and nobody should try to “politicise” the issue.
“My ministry has completed all formalities and OROP will be implemented,” he had said, adding that the executive process takes some time.
One of the gallantry award winners and 1971 war veteran Wing Commander Suresh Karnik had boycotted the function in protest against delay in implementation of OROP and “lip service” offered by the government to the cause of ex-servicemen.