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Monday, February 17, 2014

OROP - One Rank One Pension Accepted by Central Government

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OROP - One Rank One Pension Accepted by Central Government

The Central Government has accepted the principle of ‘one rank one pension’ for the defence forces and has allocated Rs. 500 crore for this purpose.

The Government has allocated Rs. 500 crores to the Defence Pension Account in the current financial year itself for implementation of One Rank One Pension scheme for the Defence Forces of the country. Making the announcement in Parliament today during his Interim Budget Speech, the Finance Minister Shri P. Chidamram said that this decision will be implemented prospectively from the financial year 2014-15. The Finance Minister said the Government had decided to walk the last mile and close the gap for all retirees in all ranks. He said the demand of the Defence Services for One Rank One Pension (OROP) had been there for a long time and had been an emotive issue. 

Retirement Age 62 - Proposal for raising Retirement Age to 62 waits for Cabinet Nod

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Retirement Age 62 - Proposal for raising Retirement Age to 62 waits for Cabinet Nod

Proposal for raising Retirement Age to 62 waits for Cabinet Nod

We have heard it so many times . Every one of us got tired of hearing this rumour again and again. But this time this news may not fade away just as a rumour.

Because the series of events that had happened until now listed below are telling that it will be come true soon.

1. Though there is no any demand from any corner to raise the retirement age of central government employees to 62 years, a parliamentary panel has recommended a proposal to increase the retirement age of government servants to 65 years. The report of the standing committee of Parliament on social justice and empowerment tabled in the Parliament on 7th of this month. Ample justification also was given for their recommendation to increase the retirement age.

50% DA MERGER OR INTERIM RELIEF FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

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50% DA MERGE OR INTERIM RELIEF FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
As everyone knows the Central Government has constituted the 7th Pay Commission and named its Chairmen recently. The decision of the government to constitute the 7th CPC has triggered many expectations among the central government employees. Among them was the merger of 50% DA with basic pay as done in the 5th CPC. But the 6th CPC did not recommended anything like that. It is understood that the employees are eagerly awaiting for an economic relief from the soaring prices of essential commodities. There are instances of announcing interim relief (I.R) to the employees apart from DA by a newly constitute pay commission prior to their implementations in the past.


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