Published On: Sun, Sep 6th, 2015

Now, central employees demand One Rank One Pension

New Delhi: Now, central government employees specially railway employees also have raised the demand for One Rank One Pension (OROP), saying that they should not be ignored as like the defence personnel they also have dedicated their services to the nation. After the government announced the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme for defence personnel on Saturday.

Shiv Gopal Mishra (centre), General Secretary of All-India Railwaymen's Fedration

Shiv Gopal Mishra (centre), General Secretary of All-India Railwaymen’s Fedration

“The issue of One Rank One Pension (OROP) for central government employees was discussed in the Seventh Pay Commission and we will study the proposal for the defence personnel and then talk to the government and push for One Rank One Pension (OROP) for central government employees specially railway employees,” Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary of All-India Railwaymen’s Federation said.

“Central government employees are also performing dedicated service to the nation and the especially railways is the lifeline of the country and working round-the-clock,” he added.

Currently there are 48 lakh employees including 13.26 lakh railways employees are working in the central government departments and ministries.

Taking on lawmakers, Mishra said, “MPs are increasing their salaries whenever they want to increase. They even get full pension irrespective of their term or attendance.”

The 42-year-old demand for One Rank One Pension for ex-servicemen has finally been granted by the government on Saturday. So, central government employees may ask themselves, “How long do we have to wait for ours turn?”

TST

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