Union Minister of State Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated an Awareness Workshop on the online Pension Sanction and Payment Tracking System ‘BHAVISHYA’.
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (P&PW) has introduced and fast-tracked several innovative steps in the last few months.
The pensioners have assumed priority since there are more pensioners now than serving employees. This has come about due to rising life expectancy.
Apart from ensuring timely disbursal of pension, the Department is also holding pre-retirement counselling for employees and considering various options on how best to utilize the experience of retired personnel who can contribute a lot to the government and society as they are energetic and resourceful for long beyond 60 years of age.
‘ANUBHAV’ is another innovative step where retiring employees will share their experience for the benefit of posterity.
The Bhavishya system will introduce transparency and establish accountability in the pension sanction and payment process.
It will help to eliminate delays and bring satisfaction to the retiring employees and pensioners. As on date, Bhavishya is being implemented in main Secretariat of 83 Ministries/Departments and 17 attached offices involving 783 DDOs which are in various stages of processing pension cases of 4,066 retiring employees.
The web application has so far finally processed and issued PPOs in respect of 652 pensioners. In due course, all the DDOs in various Ministries/Departments and their attached and subordinate offices, numbering over 9,000, would be brought under the ambit of Bhavishya.