Former Punjab chief minister and Congress candidate from Amritsar Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday urged the ex-servicemen not to get misled by the vested interests, particularly the Akalis and the BJP, who were trying to spread disinformation over the one-rank-one-pension (OROP) scheme implemented by the UPA government recently.
During his deliberations with the office bearers of the Indian Ex-Services League here, Capt Amarinder Singh said that he had got the matter clarified and the notification on OROP had already been issued. He said the copies of the notification were available with the Ex-Services League offices across Punjab.
He added that the ministry of defence had already issued directions to the department of the Central Defence Accounts in this regard and he was in possession of that letter also. "The ex-servicemen will soon be getting the benefit of the scheme and the money will start getting credited into their account within a month or so," said Amarinder.
He regretted that the opposition parties were not able to digest the UPA's decision and were hence spreading rumours as they are genuinely apprehensive that the ex-servicemen were going to vote for the Congress over this historic decision. Col Bhag Singh and Brig Indermohan Singh were among those who met Captain Amarinder Singh.