Dr. Jitendra Singh to inaugurate Workshop on online Pension Sanction and Payment Tracking System ‘Bhavishya’

Dr. Jitendra Singh to inaugurate Workshop on online Pension Sanction and Payment Tracking System ‘Bhavishya’ 
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh will inaugurate an Awareness Workshop on the online Pension Sanction and Payment Tracking System ‘BHAVISHYA’ in New Delhi on Thursday, November 26, 2015. Head of Offices (HOO)/Drawing & Disbursing Officers (DDO) of all Ministries/Departments including Attached and Subordinate Offices located in Delhi will participate in the one day workshop being conducted by the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare (P&PW). 

The Bhavishya system will introduce transparency and establish accountability in the pension sanction and payment process. It will help to eliminate delays and bring satisfaction to the retiring employees and pensioners. Under the online system, progress of a particular pension case can be tracked by the individual as well as the administrative authorities for all actions preparatory to grant of pension and other retirement benefits as well as monthly pension paid after retirement. Once implemented, the Department of P&PW will know in advance the number of employees retiring from the Government of India in the next 12 months and the status of each of these cases.

As on date, Bhavishya is being implemented in main Secretariat of 83 Ministries/Departments and 17 attached offices involving 783 DDOs which are in various stages of processing pension cases of 4,066 retiring employees. The web application has so far finally processed and issued PPOs in respect of 652 pensioners. In due course, all the DDOs in various Ministries/Departments and their attached and subordinate offices, numbering over 9,000, would be brought under the ambit of Bhavishya.

This system captures the pensioners personal and service particulars. The forms for processing of pension can be submitted online. The system keeps retiring employees informed of the progress of pension sanction process through SMS/E-mail.

Bhavishya has various stakeholders - i) Individual (Retiree & Pensioner), ii) Drawing & Disbursing Officer, iii) Head of Office (HOO), iv) Directorate of Estate (DOE), v) Pay & Accounts Offices (PAO) and vii) Central Pension Accounts Office (CPAO). By ensuring complete transparency, this system would obviate delays in sanction and payment of pension. 

ACC Appointments 
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following:

1. Appointment of Ms. Sujata Mehta (IFS:1980) currently Secretary (ER) as Secretary (West)

2. Appointment of Shri Amar Sinha (IFS:1982) currently Ambassador of India, Kabul as Secretary (ER)

3. Appointment of Smt. Preeti Saran (IFS:1982) currently Ambassador of India, Hanoi as Secretary (East) and

4. The extension of Central deputation tenure of Ms. Rajalakshmi Ramanathan, IA&AS (1983) as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) in the Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), New Delhi for a period of two years beyond 05.2.2016 or until further orders whichever is earlier. 

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