OROP Arrears : First Instalment by January 2023 ?

As you know that the Ministry of Defence has already published notification for Revision of Pension under OROP Scheme wef July 2019 and Payment of Arrears thereof.   The Table of rank wise Revised Pension as on 01 July 2019 and 01 July 2021 has also been published in the notification placed at PIB Release for defence pensioners dated 23.12.2022.

You must remember that The Armed Forces personnel retired up to 30  June  2019  will be covered under this revision.   Those retire in the year 2020, 2021 and 2022 onwards will not be covered under OROP Scheme.  They will be covered after introduction of next 5 Yearly revision i.e July 2024.  

Armed Forces persons who have taken pre-mature (PMR) retirement  w.e.f.  01 July 2014 are also not eligible to get OROP Revision. The benefit of OROP revision would also be extended to family pensioners, including war widows and disabled pensioners (invalid cases).

As per the Govt notification the Revision has been worked out as on two effective dates i.e 01 July 2019 and 01 July 2021.  After completion of your revision the arrears will be credit on half yearly basis in four Equal Installments.  So you will get your arrears within 2 years.  However Family pensioners and Gallantry award winners will get their arrears at one pay soon.

The main question arises here is to when will you get the 1st installment of OROP Revision Arrears and when will you get the revised pension.  As the information regarding revised rank and length of service wise average pension has not been published by Defene Pension authority and no such information available in the official website of PCDA, it may take some time.  It is expected that the preparation of table of average pension applicable to all ranks and number of years of service rendered will be ready by January 2023 and revised pension for the month of January 2023 will be as credited through SPARSH  pension system.

OROP Arrears Payment through SPARSH has not been credited alongwith Pension for the month of December. However, some sources have expressed the possibility to get the Revised OROP pension from Januar 2023 and Arrears thereof.  If it is so, you must keep a close watch on your SPARSH Pension profile.  To know more about how to login SPARSH pension system, you may read the articles in this website on Category SPARSH.

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