RAILWAY EMPLOYEES UNION ALSO DEMANDING OROP AS IN THE CASE OF DEFENCE
THE SPECIFIC MANDATE FOR THE PAY COMMISSION, HOWEVER, DOES NOT INCLUDE THE EXAMINATION OF OROP EVEN THOUGH ITS AWARD WILL COVER MILITARY PERSONNEL TOO.
Employees of the Indian Railways have demanded the benefits of the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) policy if the Centre implements the scheme for defence services personnel. They have made this pitch in their discussions with the Seventh Pay Commission.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Shiva Gopal Mishra, general secretary of the All India Railwaymen’s Federation, the largest railway union in the country, acknowledged the demand. “The principle of OROP should be applicable to the railway employees also if the same is accepted for the defence services by the pay commission. We sympathise with their demand and feel it should be extended,” he said.