An awareness workshop for Central Government pensioners was held in Chennai yesterday. It was organized by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare. Around 150 pensioners participated in the workshop. Sanjiv Narain Mathur, Joint Secretary, Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare, Government of India, inaugurated the workshop.
In his inaugural address, Sanjeev said that the department is conducting a series of awareness workshops all over the country, for the welfare of pensioners and IVRS facility will be launched soon for grievance redressal for the pensioner. He also said that in the pension adhalat conducted last September, over 9300 grievances was sorted out on the spot. He mentioned about the documentary film on digital life certificate and requested the pensioners to watch for clarification.
The sessions in the workshop covered post-retirement benefits, CGHS facilities, investment option and Income Tax benefit available to the senior citizens. The sessions provided a detailed over-view of entitlements of the pensioner & other benefits. They also got to know about Bhavishya Software which is a common online platform for processing of pension cases by all civil Ministries/ Departments of Government of India. This system is now integrated with PAO and CPAO through their online module, PFMS and PARAS respectively.