Ministry of Defence

Five years of historic decision to implement OROP; Over Rs. 42740 Crore disbursed to 20,60,220 Defence Forces Pensioners/Family Pensioners

Posted On: 06 NOV 2020 3:45PM by PIB Delhi

Government of India took the historic decision to implement One Rank One Pension, OROPby issuing an order on 7.11.2015, benefit effective from 01.07.2014, despite huge financial burden demonstrating its commitment to the welfare of ex-servicemen.Armed Forces Personnel retired upto 30.06.2014 were covered under this Order.  Keeping in view the magnitude and complexity of Defence pension, extensive consultations were held with experts and ex-Servicemen before issue of Government order on implementation of OROP.

Ex-Servicemen had been agitating for implementation ofOROP nearly for the 45 years, but the same was not implemented before 2015.

OROP implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service regardless of their date of retirement.  Thus, OROP implies bridging the gap between the rate of pension of current and past retirees at periodic intervals.

          A sum of Rs. 10795.4 crorehas been disbursed to 20,60,220 Defence Forces Pensioners/Family Pensioners as arrears on account of implementation of OROP.  The yearly recurring expenditure on account of OROP is about Rs.7123.38 crores and for about six years starting from 01.07.2014, the total recurring expenditure worked out to approximately Rs. 42740.28 crore.

          OROP beneficiaries also got the benefit of fixation of pension under 7th CPC while calculating the pension by multiplication factor of 2.57.

State-wise figures of amount released on account of OROP arrears as on 11.10.2019areas under.

 

Sl. No.

Name of the State/UT

Number of OROP beneficiaries

Amount released on account of OROP arrears (In Cr.)

1.

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR

380

2.25

2.

ANDHRA PRADESH

47,191

259.64

3.

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

2,245

10.42

4.

ASSAM

35,246

164.14

5.

BIHAR

73,757

350.96

6.

CHANDIGARH

7,088

58.69

7.

CHATTISGARH

4,289

25.64

8.

DADRA NAGAR HAVELI

8

0.13

9.

DAMAN AND DIU

16

0.08

10.

DELHI

46,626

445.11

11.

GOA

988

7.87

12.

GUJRAT

17,797

88.79

13.

HARYANA

1,84,126

909.28

14.

HIMACHAL PRADESH

94,709

412.48

15.

JAMMU & KASHMIR

62,160

293.4

16.

JHARKHAND

12,915

62.81

17.

KARNATAKA

60,566

380.76

18.

KERALA

1,37,418

726.41

19.

LAKSHADWEEP

40

0.26

20.

MADHYA PRADESH

37,118

196.2

21.

MAHARASHTRA

1,30,158

775.47

22.

MANIPUR

4,016

15.64

23.

MEGHALAYA

1,991

9.71

24.

MIZORAM

1,623

7.12

25.

NAGALAND

1,176

6.5

26.

ODISHA

28,667

137.15

27.

PONDICHERRY

1,463

8.64

28.

PUNJAB

2,11,915

1095.44

29.

RAJASTHAN

1,10,675

511.62

30.

SIKKIM

789

3.63

31.

TAMILNADU

1,16,627

628.77

32.

TELANGANA

17,811

112

33.

TRIPURA

1,501

7.66

34.

UTTAR PRADESH

2,28,326

1038.23

35.

UTTARAKHAND

1,16,553

530.57

36.

WEST BENGAL

79,194

391.3

 

Total

18,67,329

9,638.05

 

  • Above mentioned nation-wide payment details did not include the details of Nepali pensioners.

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