Let Pay Commission Decide Best OROP Formula
The four-month extension of the 7th Pay Commission may prove to be a breather for the government in its efforts to settle the one rank one pension (OROP) issue besides providing more time to look at the ways to generate additional money required to fund the pay-hike burden of the central government employees due to the Commission’s recommendations.
The government would do well by referring the OROP to the 7th Pay Commission quickly — the thought is already floating in the top government circles — as its recommendations will have a bearing on the demand of the defence veterans as salary and pension hikes for the current employees would mean that the gap between the pension of those who have retired earlier and those retiring from next year onwards will widen further even if they held the same rank.
As it has got an extension till December 31st now, the government will have to provide for the additional burden on the exchequer in the next budget.
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