Dear Veterans, DR arrears for the period from July to October has already ben paid to all defene pensioners on 30 Oct 2023. Now the eligible pensioners are waiting for OROP arrears for 3rd Instalment which has been scheduled to be paid before 30 Nov 2023. Earlier the eligible pensioners have received two consecutive installments and now two more installments are pending. Last two installments paid directly by PCDA (P) to them who are in SPARSH and those who have not been migrated to SPARSH, have been paid through Bank CPPC.
It Doesn’t matter if your pension has been migrated to SPARSH or not. Your OROP Arrears and pension must be paid regularly and it will be credited to your bank account. SPARSH has published your OROP arrears calculation sheet last month that you may download and check total calculation sheet from 01.07.2019. Have a look in the below mentioned article.
You might have known that the OROP has not been found beneficial for most of the JCOs/OR and a large number of Jawans/JCOs neither have received any upward revision on account of OROP nor been credited any OROP arrears amount in their bank account till date.
As per the order of Hon’ble Supreme Court, the OROP Arrears for the period of 01.07.2019 to 31.12.2023 is to be paid to the veterans and family pensioners in 4 installments. Among these 2 installments have been paid to all eligible/affected pensioners. Now it is time to wait for the 3rd Installment. Just have a look to the Govt order on the OROP Arrears payment schedule below ➖
Revised schedule of OROP Arrears w.e.f 01.07.2019 iwill be paid in 4 installments and the 2nd installment has been paid by
1st Installment – (Already paid)
2nd Installment – 31.08.2023 (Already Received)
3rd installment – 30.11.2023
4th Installment – 28.02.2024.
Those who have already migrated to the SPARSH pension system may now download the Arrears Slip already available in your SPARSH Profile. The Arrears slip is a comprehensive document comprising your pension details, amount paid in 2nd installment and details of monthly pension increased every month starting from 01 July 2019 to 31 December 2022 or a later date as applicable to you.
To know your OROP arrears entitlement, you may follow these steps:-
Step -1 – Download SPARSH Mobile App on your Android phone (Link available at the bottom of this page) and login using SPARSH User ID and Password. You may also browse the www.sparsh.gov.in and log in using your credential (user ID & Password).
Step-2 – After log in to the SPARSH app, click on My documents and you will find an interface where options may be available as below.
Step-3 – Now click on Pension Slip, you will find a link of Slip like 8_2023 . Now the entire slip of arrears and calculation sheet will be opened in pdf format. You may now keep a copy saved in your mobile/PC.
So, at the conclusion, it is confirmed that you are likely to receive your OROP Arrears 3rd Installment on or before 30 November 2023. The amount of the 3rd Installment and 4th installment must be equal to your previous installment. So, be careful and if there is any discrepancy, may lodge a grievance using PG Portal or directly to SPARSH Portal.