PM reached Mathura around 1600 hrs where he was received   by the Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and galaxy of other political stalwarts. Defence Ministry sources on Sunday said modalities relating to the long-pending demand of ex-servicemen have been thrashed out.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said on Friday that the OROP concept was "an unambiguous commitment" of the government and it will be implemented. He said the Defence Ministry is in talks with various stakeholders on the methodology of calculation of pension concerning ex-servicemen.

OROP relates to payment of uniform pension to defence forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of their date of retirement. The government had told the Parliament earlier this year that the principle of OROP for the armed forces has been accepted and it will be implemented once the modalities are approved by the government.

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