Next step is issuance of notification and OROP tables : Defence Minister assured IESM
IESM (Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement) has been getting calls from veterans who wanted to know the correct position of OROP. Veterans are very confused about the various mails floating on the net giving different status of OROP.
IESM sought an appointment with Defence Minister to learn the real situation from DM himself. IESM delegation consisting of four members Maj Gen Satbir Singh, Maj Gen AJB Jaini, Gp Capt VK Gandhi and Hony Lt K Pandey met Sh Manohar Parikkar at 1300hrs on 14 Apr ’15.
DM was forthcoming and explained the latest situation. OROP file has been moving upwards as predicted. At the last stage an official from Finance Ministry has put an observation about the SC ruling regarding SPS vains case. RM was fully apprised of the SPS Vains case and told the delegation that this observation is not applicable to OROP case. Hence suitable reply will be given on file by MOD and file will be sent back for approval.
DM further stated that he is working to issue Government letter latest by June end that is within one year of NDA Government being sworn to power. He sounded very confident that OROP is foregone conclusion and the next step is issuance of notification for OROP and the tables. He assured IESM delegation that the notification for OROP will be issued soon.
IESM delegation requested DM that stake holders must be involved in finalizing Government letter and the relevant tables for OROP. He confirmed that calculations for his note were done by Armed Forces pay cells and he would keep this in mind.
IESM delegation came back fully assured that OROP is in safe hands of DM Sh Manohar Parikkar who will make sure that OROP will see the day light after 30 yrs of struggle.
Dear Veterans have a drink and celebrate.
Gp Capt VK Gandhi VSM
Gen Sec IESM
Flat no 801, Tower N5
New Delhi. 110070
OROP is our right. Dilution in OROP will NOT be accepted.