The Narendra Modi government and the defence veterans appeared to have reached a breakthrough and the announcement on the implementation of the One Rank One Pension scheme is expected soon, said sources on Wednesday.
According to the sources, the announcement could be expected before Bihar Assembly elections notification.
The sources said that differences have cropped in the United Front of Ex-Servicemen. The sources added that many ex-servicemen wants Major General (retired) Satbir Singh, Chairman of Indian Ex-servicemen Movement, to be reasonable and consider others also. Most of the ex-servicemen leaders are accepting the government proposal of revising pension every five years as their worry is 7th pay commission.
War veteran Major General (retired) Singh, who has been leading the protest in Jantar Mantar for the last 80 days, said they have got positive signals from the government for the last few days but stopped short of saying there was a breakthrough.