OROP was defined in the Lok Sabha as ‘same pension for the same rank for the same length of service, irrespective of the date of retirement’ and passing these benefits to all pensioners. But the BJP-led government, aided by bureaucrats, twisted OROP to mean a one-time increase.It is not difficult to understand that OROP calls for pension equalisation every year and not just once in five years. Will the pensions of soldiers retiring in 2021 be the same as that of pre-2014 pensioners? The answer is no. Then why should we term this as OROP?