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OROP announcement totally disappointing, says Congress

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New Delhi, Sept. 5 : The Congress Party on Saturday criticised the current NDA regime for misleading the people of this country by saying that previous governments had not acted on the issue of the one-rank-one-pension (OROP) scheme.

“Today’s claim by the NDA Government that the issue was not addressed by the previous governments for past four decades is totally baseless. The previous government of UPA announced OROP last year,” Congress leader and former defence minister A K Antony told media here.

Antony also said the announcement of OROP by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was totally disappointing.

“They have substantially diluted the OROP scheme as implemented by the previous UPA Government,” he added.

He further said that the OROP scheme as announced on Saturday disrespects the Indian soldiers.

Antony also pointed out that by excluding the prematurely retired ex-servicemen, the government has denied 46 percent of them the benefits of the OROP scheme. (ANI)