Ex-Jawans to Return Medals from Today

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NEW DELHI: The ex-servicemen will start returning their medals from Tuesday to protest the government notification on the implementation of One Rank, One Pension, which they have rejected.

“The notification that the government has issued completely murders the definition of OROP. In OROP’s definition, a senior will never get less pension than a junior. In the government’s notification, a senior got less pension than a junior. We reject this completely,” Group Captain V K Gandhi (retd), general secretary of Indian Ex-servicemen Movement ( IESM) told.

“Manohar Parrikar is speaking like this under the pressure of some bureaucrats. Our only demand is One Rank One Pension. Our request to Manohar Parrikar, Modi ji and Jaitley is to fulfil our demand, and no condition should be imposed on it,” he said.

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The protesting ex-servicemen had also met Delhi chief Mminister Arvind Kejriwal and briefed him about the OROP notification. Rejecting objections against the One Rank, One Pension scheme by some army veterans, Parrikar had yesterday said that it is impossible to satisfy everyone.