Monday, March 23, 2015

Good news for armymen : OROP soon, assured by Minister, SC verdict regarding pension

One Rank One Pension

OROP to be finalized in April and payment of arrears to be paid in four installments starting from May 2015. Defence Minister has assured a delegation of armymen in this regard.

Pension Issue

In a bonanza to retired employees of the armed forces, the Supreme Court today directed the Centre to pay at least 50 per cent of the pay as pension to all of them as recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC).
A Bench headed by Justice TS Thakur passed the order while dismissing about 50 appeals filed by the Centre challenging the rulings of various high courts and armed forces tribunals (AFTs). The HCs and AFTs had struck down the office memorandums (OMs) assessing the pension amount at less than 50 per cent for some categories of pensioners.
Click here ( details of both issues

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