Odishatv Bureau

The Centre has launched Integrated Pensioners’ Portal using the Bhavishya Portal as the base portal to enhance “Ease of Living” for the Central Government Pensioners.

During the launch, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said, BHAVISHYA, a Portal for Pension Payment and Tracking System is being integrated with Pension Seva portal of SBI and this would enable Pensioners to get all information and services at one place with single login.

On completion of all phases of this integration the retirees can choose a Bank and Branch for opening an online Pension Account, check their monthly pension slips, Form 16, Status of Life Certificate as well as change their Pension Disbursing Bank.

Initially the services shall be available to 1.7 lakh Central Government Civil pensioners whose cases have been processed through Bhavishya and subsequently shall be extended to all the central government pensioners.

In another development, the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare has undertaken a massive campaign to review and simplify pension rules and issued instructions during the Special Campaign 2.0 launched for disposal of Pending Matters during 2nd October, 2022 to 31st October 2022.

The government has started a major campaign under Special Campaign for Disposal of Pending Matters (SCDPM 2.0) in which pensioners aged 80 years and above may submit their Life Certificates from 1st October every year to avoid the rush at banks.

The government has issued thirty (30) such Notifications/Circulars during the month of October, 2022 in SCDPM 2.0. As on 19.10.2022, i.e. within 18 days of the campaign, 3080 Pension Grievances have already been resolved.