OROP Review Petition July 2022 : Supreme Court has Delivered Final Order

Review Petition filed by Indian Ex Servicemen Movement on Orders of Supreme Court on OROP

The Review Petition was filed at the Hon’ble Supreme Court on 18.04.2022 on the OROP case for listing on 26th July 2022 to review the order dated 16th March 2022. It is well known to all Army, Navy and Air Force Pensioners that after a long waiting the Apex court had delivered the Final Verdict on the Case of OROP on 16th March 2022.   Case Title: Indian Ex Servicemen Movement (An All India Federation Of Military Veterans Organization Represented Vs. Union Of India Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare Ministry Of Defence Secretary| Writ Petition (Civil) 419/2016.  

Revision of pension under OROP Scheme is pending since last three years. People are waiting eagerly for getting revised pension as scheduled at the time of implementation of OROP in 2015 by Ministry of Defence,  Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare.   

Earlier Judgement of Supreme Court on OROP Case

As per judgemet of the Supreme Court dated 16.03.2022, the Govt Defence authority was given three months time to implement the OROP Revision which is due since July 2019 and to release the arrears for the period also.

  • The bench had directed that the re-fixation exercise as per the policy should be carried out with effect from July 1, 2019 and the arrears should be paid to the pensioners within 3 months.
  • The bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and Vikram Nath refused to accept the challenge made by the Exservicemen  association “Indian Ex-Service Movement”.
  • The Court had delivered that “We accordingly direct that a refixation exercise must be conducted by the Govt. for a period of 5 years with regard to pension payable to Army Personnel as stated in the OROP policy in accordance with the November 7, 2015 notification.  Refixation exercise to be carried out from July 1, 2019 and arrears to be paid to Army personnel within 3 months”, the bench ordered while disposing of the petition.

Action on Govt side on OROP Revision

Meanwhile, the Govt authority had approached the Apex Court to allow three months more time for calculation of formula for Revision of pension under OROP scheme which is due since July 2019. To know more about this topic you may read Latest News July 2022 on OROP Arrears.

Latest News of 29 July 2022 on Review Petition for OROP Case at SC

Indian Ex Servicemen Movement & Ors (Petitionar)  Vs  Union of India  (Respodent) case was filed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court for Listing to review the orders on revision of OROP in actual form as per recommendations of the committee formed for the purpose and not in diluted form. So, the review petition has been dismissed in terms of signed order. The application for listing the review petition in open court has been rejected on 26th July 2022. You may refer the Case No RP(C) No. 769/2022 in WPC 419/2016.

So, the decision of the Apex Court dated 16th March 2022 stands  good and the Revisio of your pension under OROP scheme will now be held as per direction of the Apex Court.

What is the future of OROP Revision an arrears ?

  • Now, the Ministry of Defence has failed to implement the OROP as ordered by Supreme Court and the infomation from the reliable source has confirmed that the Ministry has approached the Appex Court to allow the MoD for 3 months more to implement the Orders regarding implementation of OROP as this process required approval of Dept of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it involves preparation of Fixation table by the Pension authority i.e PCDA etc.
  • So you may expect your OROP Revision and payment of OROP arrears by September 2022 as action in hand of Govt of India.


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