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Grewal's arrear was credited to his account on Nov 8: Govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Seven days after ex-serviceman allegedly committed suicide on November 1 over "One Rank One Pension" (OROP) issue, the government had credited the arrears of Rs 53,978 to his bank account, was informed today.

On enquiry regarding payment of the benefits of to him, the pension disbursing bank has informed that he was drawing pension of Rs 22,608 per month, Defence Minister said in a written reply.

"He was entitled for revised pension of Rs 25,634 per month, under The total amount of arrears of Rs 53,978 on account of implementation of has been credited to bank account of late Ex-Subedar on November 8, 2016," he said.

The Minister said Rs 3020.97 crore has been spent this financial year as on November 12 on account of payment of arrears under OROP.

70-year-old Grewal, a resident of Haryana's Bhiwani district, ended his life on November 1 by consuming poison on the lawns of a government building in Janpath.

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First Published: Fri, November 25 2016. 18:22 IST