I am on your side: Shri Rahul Gandhi to ex-servicemen
Delegations of ex-servicemen from Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab meet Shri Rahul Gandhi
Seek help to push "One Rank, One Pension" policy
Shri Rahul Gandhi assures delegations of his support
Delegations of ex-servicemen from Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab met Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi today and requested him to push for the implementation of the "One Rank, One Pension" (OROP) policy. One Rank One Pension has been a long-standing demand of the over two million ex-servicemen of India. Highlighting the unjustness of higher pensions for juniors who retire laterat the same rank, they urged Shri Gandhi to ensure thatthis anomaly is corrected. One Rank One Pension policy will ensure that a uniform pension is paid to the Defense Forces personnel retiring at the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of their date of retirement.
Assuring the ex-servicementhat he would make all efforts to ensure that this long-standing demand that affects ex-servicemen, their families and war-widows, is met at the earliest Shri Gandhi said,"I am on your side. I understand your concerns. You give your life for the country, I will do all that I can to see that your demands are met."