The online system will bring in transparency and accountability into the process of pension sanction and payment, and eventually eliminate delays.
All central ministries and departments will be soon linked to the online pension sanction and payment tracking system ‘Bhavishya’. This will expedite pension releases to the retired employees and also help in quick resolution of pending issues.
‘Bhavishya’ will bring in transparency and accountability into the process of pension sanction and payment, and eventually eliminate delays.
The online system will allow individuals and the administrative authorities to track the progress of a particular pension case for all actions preparatory to grant of pension and other retirement benefits as well as monthly pension paid after retirement.
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
The system keeps retiring employees and administration informed of the progress of pension sanction process through SMS/e-mail. It is expected to bring satisfaction to the retiring employees and pensioners.
The scheme has been scaled up this year and is expected to cover all 9,000 Drawing & Disbursal Offices (DDOs) in the country.
Jitendra Singh, Union minister of state (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS (IC) for Youth Affairs and Sports, MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, says, “India has a large number of pensioners today and the challenge is to make best use of them.”
“We need to put in place an institutionalised mechanism to make good use of the knowledge, experience and efforts of the retired employees which can help in the value addition to the current scenario,” he says.
The Government has started a programme ‘Anubhav’ for the retiring employees to write an account of their experiences which can be helpful in improving the system.
Singh asserts on the need to have a focused approach and emphatic attitude needs to be developed towards the pensioners.