Making pension settlement monitoring well within one’s hand’s reach, the government of India will soon launch a mobile application for soon-to-retire central government employees.
Not just superannuating officials, even retired employees will able to avail this service.
According to an official release by the Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Ministry, one can assess his or her superannuation funds as well as record complaints through the pension calculator.
The application will let a superannuating central government official monitor the progress of his or her pension settlement and allow retired officials to check details of their pension amounts through the pension calculator as well register grievances and get updates on orders issued by the department.
A pensioners’ portal powered by the ministry is already functional with all of the aforementioned services.
The app will be launched by Jitendra Singh, who is the Minister of State for Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
According to Live Mint, the launch event will also felicitate 17 pensioners with ‘Anubhav Awards’. The awards will be conferred for their outstanding contributions towards ‘Anubhav’ – a platform for retiring employees to share their work experience with the government.
The ministry is also scheduling workshops for 300 central government pensioners on pre-retirement counselling with the objective being awareness about post-retirement entitlements and aid post-retirement planning.
Interactive sessions that will cover topics like a road map to retirement, medical facilities for pensioners, re-engagement of retired people for voluntary social activities, Income Tax and other benefits for senior citizens, as well as investment and financial planning for retired people and the importance of writing a will, is part of the plan.
You can reach out to the Pensioners’ Portal at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on (011)24624752.