Paramilitary veterans to hold protest march, dharna for OROP on March 15

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New Delhi, Mar 6: An association of ex-paramilitary forces officials has decided to hold a protest march to Parliament and launch an indefinite 'dharna' on March 15 to press for One Rank-One Pension (OROP) and other service benefits as granted by the government to ex-servicemen recently.

"The association issued a one-month notice to the government on February 10 in this regard," Secretary General of Confederation of Ex-Paramilitary Forces Welfare Association, P S Nair, said in a statement, adding the indefinite dharna will be held at Jantar Mantar.

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The association claims to have support of paramilitary forces' veterans from across the country and had also staged protests last year demanding One Rank-One Pension and other service benefits for the personnel of these forces which  include those from the Central Reserve Police Force, Border Security Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police and Sashastra Seema Bal.

The over 8 lakh-strong paramilitary forces, also called the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), are deployed to guard various Indian borders and carry out a variety of internal security duties including conducting anti-Naxal operations, guarding VVIPs and securing vital installations like civil airports and agencies working in the nuclear power and aerospace domain.

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