One Rank One Pension

  • Budget 2014: No major boost to Defence, Jaitley allots Rs 2.29 lakh crore July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced just an additional Rs 5000 crore for the Defence Budge, taking the amount allocated to the the Indian Defence to Rs 2,29,000 crore. In the Interim Budget presented by the UPA-II government, the amount was Rs 2,24,000 crore. In the Narendra Modi...
  • Congress an expert in fooling people: Modi March 29, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi mocked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on the one rank, one pension policy. Modi said Gandhi had been fooling the public saying he had introduced the policy in three days. He said, "The Congress party is an expert in fooling people. Did...
  • Modi attacks Congress over Army pension scheme, farmer suicides March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, on Thursday hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for making false promises. "The One Rank One Pension was a long standing demand of serving as well as retired officers. Numerous letters were written to the Prime Minister, the President....
  • We need a political platform if we want change, says General VK Singh March 6, 2014

    Days after joining the BJP, former Army chief General VK Singh said that some recent events forced him to take the political plunge. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey, Singh said that a political platform is needed for change. "I take strength from Anna Hazare," Singh added. ...
  • Had little role in 'One Rank, One Pension' decision: Rahul February 25, 2014

    Chandigarh: Claiming that he had made "little" contribution in the decision to bring in the 'One Rank, One Pension' scheme, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said it should have been introduced 25 years ago. Addressing a gathering of ex-servicemen from the region late in the evening, Gandhi...
  • The Last Word: Has 'One rank One Pension' scheme been fully funded? February 18, 2014

    An interim budget is about vote catching and the announcement of the 'One Rank One Pension' scheme is perhaps the one expenditure which the government is hoping will pay immediate dividends. The defence budget has been raised by 10 per cent out of which Rs 500 crore will be earmarked...
  • After Rahul's appeal, Centre accepts 'One Rank One Pension' scheme February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: An interim budget is about vote catching and the announcement of the 'One Rank One Pension' scheme is perhaps the one expenditure which the government is hoping will pay immediate dividends. The defence budget has been raised by 10 per cent out of which Rs 500 crore will...
  • A Billion Votes: Politics behind the Interim Budget 2014 February 17, 2014

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. Faced with a massive economic slowdown and staring at prospects of a Congress rout in the Lok Sabha elections, the Finance...
  • Rahul Gandhi backs government's decision on 'One rank one pension' February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who had given a push to the 'one-rank, one-pension' demand of ex-servicemen, called the government's decision to accept the long-standing plea with Finance Minister P Chidambaram as historic. "A number of delegations have met me on the one-rank, one-pensions (issue) in last many...
  • 'One rank one pension' advocated by BJP: Jaswant Singh February 17, 2014

    Former Finance Minister Jaswant Singh reacted to P Chidambaram's decision to implement 'one rank one pension' for military personnel saying that even if the Congress was taking credit for the same now, it was advocated by the BJP government. ...
  • One rank one pension move too little, too late: Ex-Army Chief September 26, 2012

    Former Army Chief General VP Malik has blamed the UPA government for rising discontent in the armed forces. ...
  • The Last Word: Is One Rank One Pension announcement short of demand? September 25, 2012

    Claims that the government has agreed to One Rank One Pension have been disputed by the ex-servicemen's movement. ...
  • Ex-servicemen reject government's pension scheme September 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Ex-servicemen are unhappy with the pension hike announced by government saying it amounted to "wrong and deceitful" treatment of their long-pending 'One Rank One Pension' demand and vowed to continue struggle for their rights. "It is deceiving. Government has wrongly interpreted the term 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP). They...
  • One rank one pension: Scepticism replaces jubilation September 25, 2012

    New Delhi: India's nearly 23 lakh ex-military personnel have a reason to celebrate. The government has finally conceded their demand for One Rank One Pension. It means that the military personnel will draw the pensions depending on the rank at which they retired, and not the date of their retirement. The...
  • Govt clears Rs 2 lakh cr bailout for power sector September 25, 2012

    New Delhi: In a slew of decisions taken by the government to push reforms, the Cabinet on Monday cleared a Rs 2 lakh crore package for the financially bleeding state electricity boards, a bonanza of One Rank One Pension for ex-servicemen and also hiked Dearness Allowance by 7 per cent...
  • News 360: Government clears power bailout September 24, 2012

    In yet another major reform push, the Cabinet clears a restructuring package for state electricity boards. ...
  • Cabinet approves Rs 2300 cr for One Rank One Pension September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: In what comes as a bonanza for the ex-servicemen, the Cabinet on Monday approved the long pending One Rank One Pension. The Cabinet okayed a package of Rs 2300 crore for One Rank One Pension. The armed forces have been agitating for a One Rank One Pension scheme for...
  • One rank one pension: No end to ex-soldiers' agony August 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister-appointed pay panel is unlikely to accept the ex-servicemen's demand of One Rank One Pension (OROP). Sources say that the government could agree to modified parity. The committee which is still to submit its report to the Prime Minister has already met the three service chiefs. The...
  • No 'one rank one pension' for ex-soldiers: Sources August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: In what is likely to be a big disappointment for the ex-servicemen community, the PM-appointed pay panel is unlikely to recommend One Rank One Pension. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the panel led by the Cabinet Secretary is keen to push for the concept of modified parity, which means...
  • Army Chief hints at one rank, one pension April 23, 2012

    Ballia: Chief of Army Staff General VK Singh on Sunday hinted at implementation of one rank, one pension and said all information regarding ex-Army men would be collected and their problems would be sorted out. Addressing a conference of ex-Army men Gen Singh said that all efforts were being made to...