New Delhi, June 21 (FN Agency) Immediate efforts are needed for the creation of integrated pension portal by linking Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) and SBI existing portals to provide seamless services to pensioners, this was decided in a two-day Bankers’ Awareness Program held at Udaipur. The two day bankers’ awareness program was organized by Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare on June 20 and 21, 2022, for officers of State Bank of India handling pension related work, covering the Northern Region of the country, a statement from Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions said. ”Awareness of field officials and pensioners are of utmost importance to ensure the benefits of Government of India’s welfare measures.
Face authentication technology for Digital Life Certificate may be advertised extensively by Banks. The Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare will take policy initiatives to address issues faced by field officials and pensioners,” the statement added. A team of officers from DoPPW took sessions on pension policy reforms and digitization regarding disbursement of pension to Central Government pensioners, with the objective of updating the field functionaries of State Bank of India. Special sessions were organised on Income Tax matters related to pensioners as well as Digital means of submitting the Annual Life Certificates. Chief Controller (Pension), CPAO shared the reasons which are a cause for pensioner’s grievances and suggested actions which may be taken by the bank for redressal. The program was the first in a series of Awareness Programs for Central Pension Processing Centers and field functionaries handling pension related work in various banks. Detailed feedback was taken from bank officers on various policy issues to make proactive changes to ensure “Ease of Living” for pensioners, the statement added.