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Centre Govt announces "One Rank One Pension" for ex-servicemen



NEW DELHI,Sep 05:The government on Saturday announced the implementation of the long-awaited OROP scheme assuring an equal pension to three million military personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, regardless of the date of retireence minister Manohar Parrikar announced the one rank, one pension scheme during a press conference.

Earlier in the day, veterans, who had been holding protests across the country for 82 days, met Parrikar and said the defence minister had assured them that the government has broadly accepted the concept of OROP.(HT)




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