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India Rs 5,500 cr paid for implementing OROP; fulfilled promise: PM Modi

07:35  31 october  2016
07:35  31 october  2016 Source:   hindustantimes.com

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Rs 5 , 500 crore has been paid for implementing the OROP scheme, an issue that has been Modi said the issue had been pending for “40 years” as certain people in the previous governments “did not know” about OROP , and therefore “only Rs 500

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Rs 5 , 500 crore has been paid for implementing the one rank one pension ( OROP ) scheme, an issue that has been hanging fire for the last 40 years, even as he lauded the valour and sacrifice of the armed forces amid tension on the border with Pakistan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Rs 5,500 crore has been paid for implementing the one rank one pension (OROP) scheme, an issue that has been hanging fire for the last 40 years, even as he lauded the valour and sacrifice of the armed forces amid tension on the border with Pakistan.

Dedicating this Diwali to the armed forces personnel, he said he has “fulfilled the promise” he made to ex-servicemen on the one-rank-one-pension scheme.

Modi said the issue had been pending for “40 years” as certain people in the previous governments “did not know” about OROP, and therefore “only Rs 500 crore was allocated” for the purpose.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Rs 5 , 500 crore has been paid for implementing the one rank one pension ( OROP ) scheme, an issue that has been hanging fire for the last 40 years, even as he lauded the valour and sacrifice of the armed forces amid tension on the border with Pakistan.

Modi also said that many people thought that if the scheme was not implemented , a section of KINNAUR: The first installment of nearly Rs 5 , 500 crore has been paid for implementing the OROP scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today while asserting that he has " fulfilled the promise "

He also said many people thought that if the scheme was not implemented, a section of “ex-servicemen would turn against the government”.

He made these remarks while celebrating Diwali with army and ITBP men in Sumdo in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district.

“Spent time with our courageous @ITBP_official & Army Jawans at Sumdo, Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh. Jai Jawan! Jai Hind!,” he tweeted.

Earlier, in his monthly “Mann ki Baat” programme on All India Radio, Modi asked the people and the state governments to find ways of forging unity across the country and work to defeat separatist tendencies and mentalities.

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Kinnaur (HP): The first instalment of nearly Rs 5 , 500 crore has been paid for implementing the OROP scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said while asserting that he has " fulfilled the promise " he made to ex-servicemen on the issue that has been hanging fire for the last 40 years.

The first instalment of nearly Rs 5 , 500 crore has been paid for implementing the OROP scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said while asserting that he has " fulfilled the promise " he made to ex-servicemen PM Modi celebrated Diwali with the army and ITBP personnel in Himachal Pradesh.

He hailed the people including celebrities for sending overwhelming messages to his “Sandesh2Soldiers” campaign.

Read: Let’s dedicate this Diwali to our soldiers: PM Modi appeals to nation

In the wake of ongoing unrest in Kashmir Valley, he said, “Unity in diversity is our strength. It is the responsibility of every citizen and all governments to forge unity and curb separatist tendencies to save the country.”

In an apparent reference to tension on the Indo-Pak border, Modi credited the soldiers for maintenance of peace and security in the country and called upon everyone to remember their gallantry while celebrating Diwali.

Read: Diwali, Sardar Patel and more: What Modi said in Mann Ki Baat address

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Prime Minister's assertion assumes significance as there have been demands for protection by government employees allegedly named in certain big-ticket scams like coal blocks and spectrum allocations. “It is true that people do not fear laws. In government too, if he (employee) gets suspended, he knows he will get 50% salary. Then there will be departmental enquiry which will be managed and then once the enquiry is over he will be reinstated and eventually get all the dues. This sort of system is creating problem for the one who wants to work with honesty.

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