Veterans' OROP protest misguided, says Manohar Parrikar

| Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 13:27
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Panaji/New Delhi:  Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said ex-servicemen protesting over One Rank One Pension (OROP) notification were misguided and that they should approach a judicial commission being set up as part of the scheme to discuss the issue further.
"My major job was to get OROP notification issued which I have done. They must approach the commission to discuss further problem," Parrikar said at the commissioning ceremony of ICGS Samarth at Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) in Panaji.
The ex-servicemen have decided to return their medals in protest against OROP notification Tuesday onwards.
"It's their democratic right (to protest), but I think they are misguided. If at all they have grievance, they (ex-servicemen) should put it before the judicial commission we are appointing," he added.
The government has decided to appoint a judicial committee to look into anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP. The Judicial Committee will submit its report in six months.

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How these educated and responsible persons act as illiterate by saying we will returning awards, there is impartial looks from govt side. how common man will react with this? a poor man who is unable to feed their family properly he will see this fight as person who is already having something is again benefiting,,where is justice? we must think...

Disabled Ex-Service men's OROP

If ex service men has to go to commission to get Justice then why we need a DM.Once we don't get our legitimate rights from Government then what we can expect from a commission constituted by government. Most vulnerable are the disabled veterans who has been forcefully discharged from forces for the medical cases attributable or aggravated to military services by giving a pity pension of 3500 rupees per month. Disabled ex service men's pension has to be increased not based on their duration of service they rendered and Rank they held when they were forcefully discharged from services. Their cases shall have to be considered separately to give a pension sufficient enough to look after their illness and their family till he dies. Government is just throwing the disabled ex service men out of service like machines. Once machines are unserviceable then we will throw to garbage. This is the condition of disabled personnel who have given their health and body for service's requirement and once they are disabled when performing for defense forces, has been throw out without giving any proper pension package or good treatment facilities to them. Is this the DM is supposed to do it's citizens. Shame on your part.

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