The 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 the 27th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) here tomorrow.
The SCOVA meeting will hold discussion on the Action Taken Report (ATR) on the points raised in the 26th Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) held on February 3, 2015. Progress made on the decisions taken during the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) meeting on pensionary matters held on Sept 25, 2014 under the chairmanship of Secretary (Pension) will also be reviewed.
The government has announced a number of innovative measures to make the delivery of pension and related documents much more convenient and less time-consuming such as the Aadhaar based “Jeevan Pramaan Package” launched by Prime Minister on November 11, 2014 which enables the pensioners to register online their life certificates in digital format. As a part of the e-Governance plan, the Department of Pensions has started a web-based pensioners’ portal which serves as one-stop information source for pensioners across the country. An online pension sanction and payment tracking system called “Bhavishya” has also been introduced and more than 25 Central Ministries and Departments have already been initiated into this system. Another web-based application called “Sankalpa” has been developed which provides a platform for pensioners to access opportunities available for useful interventions in the society.