Government organises All India Pension Adalat for pensioners’ welfare

Sep 18, 2018 20:46 IST
Government organises All India Pension Adalat for pensioners’ welfare

The All India Pension Adalat was inaugurated on September 18, 2018 by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh in New Delhi.

The Pension Adalat, being organised by the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare (DoP&PW), is one of the largest exercises for pensioners’ welfare ever undertaken by the Government as part of good governance dedicated to central government pensioners.

Key Highlights

On the occasion, all the central government ministries would be conducting their respective pension adalats, in which on-the-spot resolution would be provided across the table to the grievance holder.

All the concerned stakeholders of the pensioner’s case including the department, pay and account officer, bank, along with the pensioner or his representative, will settle the grievance within the framework of extant rules.

This is a great reformative measure to get the grievances resolved in the quickest possible way by avoiding unnecessary recourse by the pensioners to Courts.

In addition to the central ministries, the offices of accountant general would be separately addressing the pensioner grievances of all-India service officers, in all the states across the country.

Significance

The measure is expected to resolve issues of thousands of pensioners in one day, in a single sitting across the country.

Pre-Retirement Counselling

The Government also organised a Pre-Retirement Counselling (PRC) on the occasion for the central government employees who are about to retire in the next six months.

Around 600 retiring Central Government employees are expected to participate in the counseling, among which, a significant number will also be from the central armed police forces.

Objective

The objective of the PRC will be to create awareness about post-retirement entitlements as well as to educate them on advance planning for retirement including medical facilities and participation in voluntary activities after retirement.

Anubhav Awards-2018

The Union Minister of State, Jitendra Singh also gave away the Anubhav Awards-2018 to recognise the contribution of the Central Government employees to the Anubhav Portal, which is designed to create an institutional memory for successive generations of Central Government employees.

The Anubhav scheme was instituted in 2015 to encourage retiring and retired employees to submit an account of their experiences while working in the government and thereby create an institutional memory to help in future governance as well as to motivate and inspire different generations of government officials in their respective assignments.

The scheme has resulted in registering more than 5,000 Anubhavs from Government employees till date from 91 Departments.

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