From today ex-servicemen will start returning their medals to protest the government notification on the implementation of One Rank, One Pension, which they have rejected.
Group Captain V K Gandhi who is (General secretary of Indian Ex-servicemen Movement said – “The notification that the government has issued completely murders the definition of OROP. In OROP’s definition, a senior will never get less pension than a junior. In the government’s notification, a senior got less pension than a junior. We reject this completely,”
He also said that – “Mahatma Gandhi had started the ‘Quit India’ movement in 1942 and awaken the nation. We will take that example and awaken the nation and the ex-servicemen and request them to return their medals and explain to citizens that OROP has not been given to us”
The protesting ex-servicemen also met Delhi chief Mminister Arvind Kejriwal and briefed him about the OROP notification.