Pension Calculator App To Be Launched Today For Central Govt EmployeesSeptember 20, 2017 10:35
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Pension Calculator App To Be Launched Today For Central Govt Employees:- We have some good news here for the Central government employees! The government has unveiled its plans to launch a mobile application, under the name “Pension Calculator” for the Central government employees who are about to retire to help them monitor the progress of their pension settlement cases.
An official release issued by the Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Ministry said, through the pension calculator, the retired employees will also be able to assess their superannuation funds and record complaints, if any. The ministry already has a pensioners’ portal for this purpose.
The mobile app will be extending to the mobile handset all services meant for the pensioner which are currently available on the portal of the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, it said. A superannuating central government official will be able to monitor the progress of his or her pension settlement with this mobile application. The retired officials will be able to assess or check details of their pension amounts through the pension calculator as well register grievances and get updates on orders issued by the department, it said.
The Minister of State for Personnel, Public grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh, will launch the application. Singh will also reward the pensioners for outstanding contributions towards “Anubhav” a platform for retiring employees for sharing their experiences on working with the government.
Moreover, a workshop on pre-retirement counseling of 300 central government employees who are on the verge of retirement is also scheduled to be held. The main aim of the workshop would be to help government pensioners and also to create awareness about post-retirement entitlements as well as to help them plan for life after retirement, the release said.
There will be four interactive sessions which will cover among other things a roadmap to retirement, medical facilities for pensioners and re-engagement of retired people for voluntary social activities, it said. There will be a session on 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, the release said.
The first of a series of pension adalats, will be launched by the pension department in this program. The pension adalats seek to bring together an aggrieved pensioner, the department concerned and a bank or CGHS representative, wherever relevant, so that such cases could be settled across the table within the framework of rules.
Around 17 pensioners will receive the “Anubhav Awards 2017”. At the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the “Anubhav” scheme was instituted. Modi encouraged retiring or retired employees to submit their experiences while working in the government to create institutional wealth for the government for future governance and inspire the coming generations of government officials, it said.