The Union Government today was granted 8 weeks time to respond to a petition which has alleged that there is a delay in the implementation of One Rank One Pension. When the matter came up for hearing, the court ordered the union government to file its reply on the matter in 8 weeks.
Recently the government had amended the gazette notification issued last year under which the committee headed by former Chief Justice of the Patna High Court L Narasimha Reddy was scheduled to submit its report by June 14. Due to this the implementation was expected to get delayed and as per the amendment the committee was given time to file its report by December 14.
The government had on November 7 2015 announced the implementation of the OROP which mandated payment of uniform pension to the armed forces personnel retiring in the same rank. However after the implementation the armed forces had continued their agitation stating that the scheme needs to be implemented soon.
The retired personnel however called off their 320 day old agitation and decided to fight out the matter in the Supreme Court. They had alleged that there was a delay in the implementation of the OROP and sought a directive to the government of India to speed up the process.