We want OROP too: Paramilitary Forces
Even as the Centre struggles in implementing the One Rank One Pension (OROP) system for former defence personnel, members of the paramilitary forces have now presented a demand to be included in the pension scheme.
More than the armed forces, we are the ones who are at the warfronts. We are being discriminated against when it comes to pension schemes. We want the OROP scheme to be implemented for us too, they say.
In a memorandum issued to 7th Central Pay Commission through Home Ministry, paramilitary forces has demanded the OROP for themeselves arguing that they are the ones who are at the warfronts.
The memorandum also insisted the difference in all special allowances with the armed forces. At present, the special allowances given to paramilitary troops is lesser than those given to Army or other service soldiers.