'Lot of work remains for meeting demands of ex-servicemen'
|The Rs 2,300 crore package announced by the government for ex-servicemen was a "small incremental change" and a lot of work is still to be done, Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne said today.|
"You have already heard the views of the ex-servicemen on the issue and this is just being the small incremental change that has taken place. It is not the final OROP (One Rank One Pension) that ex-servicemen are seeking. Only the fixation issues have been changed and much more work is still to be taken," the IAF Chief said here.
The government had announced a package of Rs 2,300 crore towards meeting the pension demands of the armed forces last month, but ex-servicemen groups and associations had expressed disappointment over the step and termed it as an eyewash.
Recently, Defence Minister A K Antony had termed the Rs 2,300 crore package as an ongoing process towards meeting the OROP demand of ex-servicemen.