One Rank One Pension: Narendra Modi government approves pension revision from July 1, 2019 under OROP
One Rank One Pension Revision: Anurag Thakur said that One Rank One Pension has been revised. Earlier 20.60 lakh pensioners used to get the benefit.
One Rank One Pension Revision Revision: Under the One Rank One Pension scheme, the Modi government has approved the revision of pension. This will benefit more than 25 lakh people associated with the army. The government says that due to the revision of OROP, widows of soldiers killed in war along with disabled soldiers as well as family pensioners will also benefit.
Anurag Thakur said that ex-servicemen have been demanding One Rank, One Pension for many decades, but no government has ever shown seriousness on this issue. He said that after the formation of the Modi government in 2014, it was decided to implement One Rank, One Pension.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said that including the security personnel who retired after July 1, 2014, the number of OROP beneficiaries has increased to 25 lakh 13 thousand 2. Before April 1, 2014, this number was 20 lakh 60 lakh 220.
The Union Minister said that this would put an additional burden of Rs 8,450 crore on the government. He said that those defense personnel who have voluntarily retired after July 1, 2014 will not get this benefit.
Anurag Thakur said that One Rank One Pension has been revised. Earlier 20.60 lakh pensioners used to get the benefit. Now after revision there have been 25 lakh pensioners. There will be a burden of 8450 crores on the government.
Arrears between July 2019 to June 2022 will also be paid: Anurag Thakur
Thakur (Anurag Thakur) said that it will be implemented from July 1, 2019. The minister said that under this arrears or arrears for the period from July 2019 to June 2022 will also be given, under which an amount of Rs 23,638.07 crore is made. He said that the benefit of this will be given to the retirees and family pensioners from all the defense forces.
Decision to give ration to 81.3 crore poor under the National Food Security Act
Along with this, the Modi cabinet has decided to provide free ration for one year to 81.3 crore poor people under the National Food Security Act. Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that the government has decided to distribute free food grains to 81.3 crore people for one year under the National Food Security Act. Giving free ration to the poor under the National Food Security Act will cost about two lakh crore rupees.