Retired paramilitary veterans protest at Jantar Mantar demanding OROP

| Updated: Feb 21, 2017 02:38 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 20 (ANI): A group of retired paramilitary forces officials held a protest at Jantar Mantar on Monday demanding grant of special pay, OROP and restoration of old pension scheme for lakhs of personnel. The retired officials, who came from various states, gathered at Jantar Mantar and later took out a march towards Parliament. The agitators carried placards and chanted their demands. "All our demands are pending for such a long time before the government. We want justice then be it the One Rank One Pension (OROP), special pay for paramilitary forces or restoration of the old pension scheme that was stopped for those who joined these forces beginning 2004," said Confederation of Ex-Paramilitary Forces Welfare Association general secretary Ranbir Singh said "Now it is the time for the government to act and ensure justice to the jawans and their families," he added. There are about nine lakh jawans and officers in these forces, also called Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), that work under the command of the Union Home Ministry and they are tasked to not only conduct operations within the country, but also to secure the borders. (ANI)