Supreme Court Upholds OROP.

The Supreme Court upheld the Central Government’s decision on One Rank One Pension (‘OROP’) scheme for defence forces on a plea, seeking implementation of OROP with an automatic annual revision, instead of the current policy of periodic review once in five years. The SC further stated, “The Central government has taken a policy decision. Such a decision lies within the ambit of policy-making powers of the government. We do not find any constitutional infirmity on the OROP principle and the notification dated November 7, 2015.”