pensioners: Centre simplifies rules to ensure ‘ease of living’ for its pensioners

The Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare has launched a massive campaign to simplify rules to ensure an “easy life” for central government pensioners, according to an official statement released on Thursday. The DoPPW, which manages pension-related policy affairs in relation to central government officials, has launched a major campaign to relax regulations during the ongoing special campaign.

The center launched a special cleanliness campaign from October 2nd to 31st aimed at simplifying rules/procedures, disposing of scrap/waste, minimizing pending works and resolving public grievances in all of its departments.

“In order to ensure the timely payment of pension benefits to retired government officials/family members and to improve the ‘life ease’ of retirees after their retirement, this department (DoPPW) simplifies rules and issues guidelines/directions to ministries/departments, pension disbursement banks, etc.” , it was said.

The Department for Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) has been conducting a massive campaign to review and simplify pension regulations and has issued instructions to settle pending matters during the Special Campaign 2.0 launched by the Department for Administrative Reform and Public Complaints (DARPG) on October 2-31, it said in the statement from the Ministry of Human Resources.

Parameters for the specific campaign include the number of rules/processes identified for convenience.

The DoPPW issued 30 Notices/Circulars in October, including raising the tax rebate from 34 percent to 38 percent and “Instructions on the Maximum Contribution Cap of the General Provident Fund During the Fiscal Year”, simplifying existing rules/procedures.

In another press release, the DoPPW said it aimed to resolve 4,200 pending pension grievances to ensure swift redress and improve the “livability” for 68,000 central government pensioners.

By October 19, 2022, i.e. within 18 days of the campaign, 3,080 pension complaints had already been settled, it said.

The department is convening inter-ministerial meetings with the departments/departments concerned to resolve all complaints within the reasonable timeframe and is on track to meet the ambitious target it set at the start of the campaign to end the pendency of pension complaints to reduce.

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Russell Falcon

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