18th July, 2018

Grewal’s Family Received Rs. 1 Cr by The Government after he Committed Suicide over OROP

Grewal’s Family Received Rs. 1 Cr by The Government after he Committed Suicide over OROP

Many political leaders reached Bhiwani for attending the funeral of Ram Kishan Grewal, the ex-serviceman, after he committed suicide over the delay of implementation of the One Rank One Pension scheme.
The Haryana transport minister announced a compensation of 10 lakhs to the family of deceased serviceman and even a job to the next of kin.

Furthermore, the Delhi government granted his family a sum of Rs. 1 crore, as reported by the ANI.
Rahul Gandhi, the Congress Vice president was one of the leaders to have visited his funeral, accompanied by some senior congress leaders.

Haryana Cabinet Minister said People who Commit Suicide Cannotbe Called Martyrs

Haryana Cabinet Minister said People who Commit Suicide Cannotbe Called Martyrs

Ail Vij, the Haryana Cabinet Minister, lashed the members of opposite parties for politicking the suicide of Ram Kishan Grewal over delay in implementing the One Rank One Pension scheme.

Vij further said that AAP and Congress are currently creating a force over matter for just fulfilling their political goals. He even mentioned that Grewal is not to be called a martyr.

Those ex-servicemen who committed suicide should never be called a martyr, said Vij. He came down heavily on the Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal, who declared to give Rs. 1 crore to the victim’s family over the suicide matter.

One Lakh Ex-servicemen will Receive OROP Benefits over the Next Two Months: Parrikar

One Lakh Ex-servicemen will Receive OROP Benefits over the Next Two Months: Parrikar

Two days after Ram KishanGrewal, an ex-serviceman committed suicide, Manohar Parrikar, the Defence Minister said that majority of the defence veterans had already received benefits.
However, nearly 1 lakh of ex-servicemen are still left to get the benefits of One Rank One Pension (OROP).

They are likely to receive the benefits within a span of 2 months. Benefits and revised pensions have not reached the beneficiaries due to some technical issues.
Meanwhile, Parrikar will be visiting Kashmir for reviewing the preparation of troops in wake of countless ceasefire violations made by Pakistan.

Rs. 3,186 Crore Were Given to More than 17 Lakh Veterans Under OROP by July 2016

Rs. 3,186 Crore Were Given to More than 17 Lakh Veterans Under OROP by July 2016

More than 3,186 Crore were already paid to over 17 lakh military veterans under their accounts in OROP scheme, by July, 2016.

Furthermore, there is a 100% compliance to be expected by the end of this year, as said by the Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar.

Nearly 17, 29,358 pensioners were given the benefits from OROP scheme. By May, 2016 end, the scheme was expected to ensure 100% compliance. That did not happen however.

A particular section of veterans, previously protesting for complete implementation of One Rank One Pension, has recently called it off, after a year-long protest, which took place at JantarMantar.

Rs. 8,000 Crore Diwali Gift was Allotted For Veterans in One Rank One Pension

Rs. 8,000 Crore Diwali Gift was Allotted For Veterans in One Rank One Pension

More than 3,186 Crore were already paid to over 17 lakh military veterans under their accounts in OROP scheme, by July, 2016.

Furthermore, there is a 100% compliance to be expected by the end of this year, as said by the Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar.

Nearly 17, 29,358 pensioners were given the benefits from OROP scheme. By May, 2016 end, the scheme was expected to ensure 100% compliance. That did not happen however.

A particular section of veterans, previously protesting for complete implementation of One Rank One Pension, has recently called it off, after a year-long protest, which took place at JantarMantar.

V.K. Singh Was Offered 'Free Checkup' by the Karnataka Congress Over His Remarks on OROP Suicide

V.K. Singh Was Offered 'Free Checkup' by the Karnataka Congress Over His Remarks on OROP Suicide

Karnataka Congress lashed out at Union Minister, V.K. Singh, for suggesting mental instability of ex-serviceman Ram KishanGrewal. Singh’s comments had come in the wake of Grewal’s suicide over the delay in implementing One Rank One Pension scheme.

The Karnataka Congress said that Singh needed to go through mental health check-up, even before he doubted anyone else on this matter. He has become a habitual offender.

The Congress in Karnataka asked him to come down to NIMHANS to get checked by a psychiatrist.
DinestGundu Rao, the Congress spokesperson, was speaking at protest march and condemning the Delhi police against their action towards the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.

Delhi HC is Here to Pass Order on Granting ‘Martyr’ Status to R K Grewal

Delhi HC is Here to Pass Order on Granting ‘Martyr’ Status to R K Grewal

The Delhi High Court (HC) will pronounce orders in 2 separate pleas, which challenges government’s decision of providing Rs. 1 crore compensation to Ram Kishan Grewal’s family and grant him the martyr status.

The ex-army man committed suicide in the national capital due to his grievances on the One Rank One Pension issue. Avadh Kaushik, a renowned advocate, opposed the AAP government’s decision to confer martyrdom on Grewal.

Puranchand Arya filed the petition. It said that granting martyr status is likely to promote some more suicides in future over monetary issues. The petitioner further asked the court to frame some proper guidelines for granting martyr status by both central and state governments.

On November 4, 2016, Grewal commitedd suicide at Janpath by consuming poison. His action led to a political firestorm and some dramatic scenes in Delhi. It forced police to detain Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader, Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, and even Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister of the state.

Furthermore, the police also detained some of the family members of Grewal, including two sons, Kiran Chaudhary and Randeep Singh Surjewala. They were held for hours in different police stations, before they were allowed to leave.

However, the petition did not get any angle, as of now, as there were mixed reviews about it. Some reactionaries believe that if the petition gets approval by the Delhi HC, it can encourage more suicides.