OROP Arrears New Schedule Ordered by Supreme Court

OROP arrears was suppose to pay at one go after discussion in the Court on 27 Feb 2023.  Accordingly on 28 Feb 2023, a circular No 667 issue by PCDA wherein it was mentioned that the whole arrears amount will be paid to all eligible OROP pensioners at one go within 15 March 2023.  However it was not possible due to the budget outlay was not sufficient to meet the expenses.

In an order of the Appex Court on 20 March 2023, the new schedule of payment of OROP Arrears has been published. However, the Table of OROP for JCOs OR is still unchanged.

The Appex Court ordere on OROP Arrears payment of 20 March 2023

The CJI passed an order to the Govt side to pay the arrears of OROP in the following manner :

1. The payment of OROP dues to family pensioners and gallantry award winners shall be made in one instalment on or before April 30, 2023.

2. OROP dues to pensioners who are above 70 years shall be paid on or before 30.06.2023, whether in one or more instalments within the outer limit.

3. Last trench of OROP remaining outstanding shall be paid in equal instalments on or 31.08.2023, 30.11.2023 and 28.02.2024.

Type of PensionersPayment of OROP Arrears
Family Pensioners and Gallantry Award winnersBy 30 April 2023
Above 70 years of age On or before 30.06.2023
Remaining  Eligible PensionersIn three equal installments on  31.08.2023, 30.11.2023 and 28.02.2024.


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