The talks are on and are at the last stage and it is just a matter of time before the same is implemented, Modi assured the army personnel while delivering the Independence Day address today.
He assured the veterans of the armed forces that they should have no doubt in their minds about the stand of the government on One Rank One Pension.
Be assured that it is on its way and there are a few modalities that are being worked out which need to be sorted out, he said.
A reality very soon:
Modi said the issue has been under consideration since the past several years now. I am not just assuring you, but saying that it will become a reality very soon.
This government has accepted in principle One Rank One Pension. There will be good news very soon.
Modi further stated that there are talks that are going on regarding this issue. The talks are at the last stage and it is just a matter of time before everything is finalized.
I want to assure all the veterans of the armed forces that I speak on behalf of my country when I tell you that OROP will be a reality very soon, Modi also added.
Protests in Delhi:
Yesterday New Delhi witnessed protests by retired personnel of the armed forces. The police at first sought to evict them calling it a security threat.
However the government later directed the police to let the veterans continue with their protest.
The veterans of the armed forces have been demanding One Rank One Pension. They took to the streets as they found no concrete movement in the process.
There have been several rounds of talks on this issue, but no consensus has been reached. However today Modi said that the talks are at the last stage and OROP will become a reality very soon.