Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh to Inaugurate 8th All India Pension Adalat in Delhi:
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh is set to inaugurate the 8th All India Pension Adalat in Delhi on May 17. This initiative, organized by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, aims to resolve chronic pension-related cases. Additionally, the Minister will preside over the 50th pre-retirement counselling (PRC) workshop, providing retiring civil employees with essential information and guidance for a smooth transition into retirement.
All India Pension Adalat:
The All India Pension Adalat, launched on an experimental basis in 2017, has been instrumental in resolving pensioners’ grievances efficiently. Through the integration of technology and a collaborative approach, stakeholders involved in each case are brought together on a common platform, ensuring timely resolution of pension-related issues. In the previous seven adalats, a total of 24,218 cases were taken up, with 17,235 cases successfully resolved.
Pre-Retirement Counselling Workshops:
Conducted by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, the pre-retirement counselling (PRC) workshops are designed to assist civil employees approaching retirement within the next six months. These workshops offer retiring personnel valuable guidance on the necessary formalities for the timely payment of retirement benefits. Key topics covered include filling pension forms on the BHAVISHYA platform, an overview of the integrated pensioners’ portal, income tax incentives for senior citizens and pensioners, and more. So far, 49 PRCs have been organized, benefiting a total of 6,972 retiring personnel.
Integration of Pension Disbursing Banks:
As part of the continuous efforts to enhance ease of living for pensioners, the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare has undertaken the integration of all portals relevant to pensioners. This integration includes the pension disbursing bank portals, ANUBHAV, CPENGRAMS (Centralised Pension Grievances Redress and Monitoring System), and CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme). The newly created “Integrated Pensioners’ Portal” (ipension.nic.in) serves as the central platform for accessing these services. The integration of the pension seva portals of SBI and Canara Bank with the Bhavishya portal has already been completed, enabling pensioners to conveniently access their pension slips, check the status of life certificate submissions, and obtain Form-16 through the integrated pensioners’ portal.
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