OROP: Now, police officers demand similar scheme

New Delhi, Sept 10: After the government announced the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen, now, the Indian Police Service also want a similar scheme for them.

As per a NDTV report, "In a presentation to the Seventh Pay Commission this week, they have argued that the police is a uniformed service, it must also be brought under the One Rank One Pension Scheme recently offered to the defence services."

OROP: Now, police officers demand similar scheme.
Besides arguing that police officers who have retired in 2006 are drawing less pension than junior officers who retired after 2006, the police have pointed out that 4,000 police personnel died and over 3,500 were injured in the line of duty in 2013 alone. In 2014, more than 3,000 police personnel died."

The report further adds, "Every policeman works 12-13 hours a day, the police association has argued, quoting a recent study by the Indian Police association across 4 states and 6 districts comprising a sample size 680 officers. Pointing to another study comprising 286 policemen, the police association has argued, police officers work without any weekly or monthly days off".

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Government had announced acceptance of the long-pending demand for OROP but the ex-servicemen who have been on agitation rejected the key details of the decision and said their 84-day long stir will continue.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar announced that the government has decided to implement OROP under which there would be revision of pension every five years as against two years demanded by the ex-servicemen.

The base year would be calender year 2013 for calculation of the OROP and it will be implemented from July 2014, Parrikar said while making it clear that ex-servicemen who have taken voluntary retirement would not be eligible for the scheme.

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