According to the Ministry of Defence, a sum of Rs. 10795.4 crore has been disbursed to 20,60,220 Defence Forces Pensioners/Family Pensioners as arrears on account of implementation of OROP.
The yearly recurring expenditure on account of OROP is about Rs.7123.38 crores and for about six years starting from 01.07.2014, the total recurring expenditure worked out to approximately Rs. 42740.28 crore.
OROP beneficiaries also got the benefit of fixation of pension under 7th CPC while calculating the pension by multiplication factor of 2.57.
Government of India took the historic decision to implement One Rank One Pension, OROP by issuing an order on 7.11.2015, benefit effective from 01.07.2014.
Armed Forces Personnel retired up to 30.06.2014 were covered under this Order.
Ex-Servicemen had been agitating for implementation of OROP nearly for the 45 years, but the same was not implemented before 2015.
OROP implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service regardless of their date of retirement.
Thus, OROP implies bridging the gap between the rate of pension of current and past retirees at periodic intervals.