20th April, 2019

One Rank One Pension


  • One Rank One Pension (OROP) is a longstanding demand of Indian veterans and armed forces—to have their pensions revised to an equal scale among all servicemen from one rank, irrespective of when they retired.
  • OROP was first provoked by a unilateral decision made by Indian National Congress government in 1973, just two years after Bangladesh War of 1971.
  • The main aim of this plan was to decrease the pension of armed forces by 20% to 40% and increase than of civilian pensions by 20%.
  • Theprovocation was brought in without consulting the headquarters of armed forces.



  • Between 2008 and 2014, complaints by armed forces personnel OROP a powerful rallying call. It was used for resonating with veterans of different ranks.
  • Against this background of perceived discrimination and dismissive government response, the armed forces veterans started a campaign in 2008.
  • The campaigns comprised public protests nationwide, and hunger strikes.
  • To respond to the OROP protests, in 2011 the UPA government appointed parliamentary committee, which found merit in veterans demand for the OROP.

Revised Pensions under OROP

  • When the first OROP came into existence, the amount allotted for the ex-servicemen were a mere amount of 500 crore.
  • This was proven to be inadequate for the entire sector of ex-servicemen, under the One Rank One Pension plan. The sum was increased to 1000 crore.
  • Later, in the year 2015, PM Narendra Modi revised the amount to 5500 crore, and kept his promise in 2016.

How to Apply:

Go to this link and fill in the details inquire about the pension you are entitled to:

The claims have to be submitted via your head of office to Principal C.D.A in Allahabad for sanction of pension.


Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions)
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad, 211014
Uttar Pradesh

Phone Nos.

STD Code: 0532

Email id: cda-albd@nic.in