Grievance of EX-Servicemen
In view of the persistent demand from the Ex-servicemen and their associations, Government constituted a committee headed by Cabinet Secretary in July, 2012 to look into the Pay & Pension related issues of Armed Forces personnel & ex-servicemen. The Committee submitted its report dated 17.08.2012 on pension issues, which has been accepted by the Government. The recommendations relate to OROP-Bridging the gap in pension, Enhancement of family pension, Dual Family Pension and Family pension to mentally / physically challenged son/daughter of armed forces personnel on marriage. Implementation of the above recommendations would involve financial implication of Rs.2300/- crores p.a. which would benefit 13 lakh pensioners. The said amount of Rs.2300/- crore would be met within the budgetary allocation.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri GurudasDasgupta and others in Lok Sabha today.