For the comfort of aged, pension orders to be built-in with DigiLocker

Vijay Mohan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29

Electronically generated pension fee orders (PPOs) of Central authorities workers will now be built-in with DigiLocker – the state-run on-line service to retailer private paperwork – with a purpose to present larger service comfort and ease of entry to pensioners. The transfer would profit practically 1.5 crore civilian retirees.

The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions noticed that with the widespread Covid-19 pandemic it was a dilemma for the newly retiring officers to bodily obtain exhausting copies of the PPO.

Further, there have been cases of pensioners, over a time period, having misplaced the unique copies of their PPO, which is a vital doc. In the absence of their PPO, these pensioners must face innumerable hardship at numerous levels of their retired life, the Ministry noticed.

The Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare will hyperlink the digital PPO generated by means of the Public Financial Management System utility of the Controller General of Accounts with the DigiLocker.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology runs the DigiLocker, which supplies an account in cloud to each Aadhaar holder to entry genuine paperwork reminiscent of driving license, car registration, tutorial certificates, medical information, financial institution transactions, and so forth., in digital format from the unique issuers of those certificates. Scanned copies of paperwork can be uploaded to the accounts.

DigiLocker has about 3.5 crore registered customers with a depository of near 400 crore paperwork from 150 issuing authorities.

A facility has been created inside the Bhavishya software program, which is a single window platform for pensioners from processing of pension claims. The software program shall now present an choice to the retiring workers to hyperlink their DigiLocker account with their Bhavishya account and acquire their e-PPO in a seamless method, stated the Ministry.

This system will allow any pensioner to acquire an immediate print-out of the newest copy of his PPO from his DigiLocker account. This initiative will create a everlasting file of his PPO in DigiLocker and on the identical time get rid of delays in issuing PPOs to new pensioners in addition to eliminate the need of handing over a bodily copy.

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