A committee was constituted under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary to look in the issue of ‘One Rank One Pension and other related issues’. After considering all aspects and keeping in mind the spirit of the demand, several recommendations to substantially improve pensionary benefits of Armed Forces pensioners have been made, which have been accepted and are as follows:
Government orders in implementation of the same have been issued on October 30, 2009, January 19, 2010, January 20, 2010 and March 08, 2010. Approximately 12 lac pensioners are benefitted by the recommendations.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Smt Sumitra Mahajan in Lok Sabha today. DM/ RAJ
Welfare Of Defence Personnel
PS: MoD continues to use the demeaning term PBOR in all its official channels. ESM welfare Organisations need to take up the issue with the Defence Minister (RM) to refrain use of the term PBOR which is hurting the sentiments of all Veterans.