Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Pensioners, retired before 2016, who were confused about the revision of their pension can now breathe a sigh of relief. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched an online application, Arpana, to ensure they receive their due in a hassle free manner.

Under the e-governance applications of the Finance Department, the new pension application – Arpana can be used by pensioners to apply for their revised pension online using their Aadhaar number. The app can be used for online generation of sanction orders and delivery of services to pensioners and public, said CM Patnaik during the launch of the app at the Secretariat here.

“With Arpana, pensioners can apply online for revision of pension and track the status of their pension appapplication. It will be of great help for senior citizens who can get their dues in hassle free and time bound manner,” said Patnaik.

Pension holders can use the app to find out their revised pay after the implementation of 7th Pay Commission by the State government.

Apart from Arpana, the CM also launched IFMS application system that is designed with Integrated Financial Management to assist State government employees who are about to retire from their services. It will help them apply for pension online.