Revision of OROP pension under Government on 04.01.2023

Last updated: Jan 1st, 2024 at 7:58pm Edited by: Infotechies

An appeal to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the One Rank-One Pension policy had previously been denied. The Central government endorsed it in a statement sent to the heads of the three defense forces in 2015. The supreme court ruled that it is not arbitrary nor subject to any “Constitutional imperfection.”

In 2015, the government released a notification announcing the launch of the OROP program. It included a clause requiring a five-year review of the pensions. According to the OROP, regardless of the retirement date, all armed forces members who retire in the same rank with the same amount of service must get a uniform pension.

On January 4, 2023, DESW published the Official Notification for the Grant of OROP. The Apex Court subsequently mandated that all arrears and revisions be paid by 15 March 2023. This letter contains the most recent information on OROP grant and pension fixing procedures.


No. 1(1)/2019/D(Pen/Pol) Government of India Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated, the           4th January 2023

The Chief of Defence Staff
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject:   Next revision of pension of Defence Forces Personnel/ family pensioner under One Rank One Pension (OROP).

The undersigned is directed to refer to the provisions contained in para 3(v) of this Ministry’s letter No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)-Part-II dated 7.11.2015 regarding re-fixation of pension of Defence Forces Personnel under OROP in future every 5 yea4s.

2.1       The President is pleased to decide that the next revision of pension under the OROP Scheme would be effective from 1.7.2019. Revision of pension is based on the principles adopted in the MoD letter dated 07.11.2015 which are as under:

2.2       Pension of the past pensioners would be re-fixed on the basis of the pension of Defence Forces retirees of the calendar year 2018 and the benefit will be effective from 01.07.2019. Pension will be re-fixed for eligible Defence Forces pensioners/family pensioners on the basis of the average of minimum and maximum pension of Defence Forces Personnel retired in the calendar year 2018 in the same rank and with the same length of service.

2.3       Pension for those drawing above the average shall be protected.

2.4       The benefit would also be extended to family pensioners including war widows and disabled pensioners.
2.5       Arrears will be paid in four half-yearly installments. However, all the family pensioners including those in receipt of Special/ Liberalized Family Pension and Gallantry Award Winners shall be paid arrears in one installment.

2.6       Personnel who opt to get discharged w.e.f. 01.07.2014 (on or after 01.07.2014) on their own request under Rule 13(3)I(i)(b), 13(3)Il(i)(b), 13(3)III(iv) or Rule 16B of the Army Rule 1954 or equivalent Navy or Air Force Rules will not be entitled to the benefits of OROP.
3.         Detailed instructions along with tables for revision of pension for each rank and each category under the OROP Scheme, shall be issued separately.

4.         This issue is with the concurrence of the Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID Note No. 10(01)/2019/Fin/Pen dated 30.12.2022.
5.         Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,
(B’L Meena)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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