Published On: Tue, Nov 24th, 2015

Govt to hold awareness programme on online pension info system

New Delhi: Government will hold an awareness programme on the online pension sanction and payment tracking system ‘Bhavishya’ and it will be inaugurated on Thursday.

Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh.

Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh

“Under the online system, progress of a particular pension case can be tracked by the individual as well as the administrative authorities for all actions preparatory to grant of pension and other retirement benefits as well as monthly pension paid after retirement,” a press release issued today by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions said.

The programme will be inaugurated by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh.

Head of Offices and Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDO) of all ministries, including attached and subordinate offices located in Delhi, will participate in the one-day workshop being conducted by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (P&PW) on Thursday, it said.

The Bhavishya system will introduce transparency and establish accountability in the pension sanction and payment process. It will help eliminate delays and bring satisfaction to the retiring employees and pensioners, the release said.

“Once implemented, the Department of P&PW will know in advance the number of employees retiring from the Government of India in the next 12 months and the status of each of these cases,” it said.

As on date, Bhavishya is being implemented in main secretariat of 83 ministries and 17 attached offices involving 783 DDOs which are in various stages of processing pension cases of 4,066 retiring employees.

The forms for processing of pension can be submitted online. The system keeps retiring employees informed of the progress of pension sanction process through SMS or email.

PTI

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