Govt to launch exclusive portal for pensioners

The central government is all set to launch an exclusive portal for pensioners to address their grievances and provide information and guidance to them.

The web-based portal, to be called ‘Pensioner’s Portal’, would be launched by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, a government statement said here on Tuesday.

The project would be implemented under the National e-Governance Plan.

The basic objective of the project is to facilitate redressal of Pensioners’ Grievances as also to provide information and guidance to pensioners on various pension and retirement related matters, the statement added.

The stakeholders of this project would include, besides pensioners, banks, the Controller General of Accounts, the Central Pension Accounting Office and Post Offices.

The department of pensions has also commenced an initiative called “SANKALP” for channelising the experience and skill of the pensioners towards meaningful social activities.

IANS