Big Change In Pension Process For 62 Lakh Retired Govt Employees Under 7th Pay Commission
In a relief measure provided to almost 62 lakh central government pensioners in India, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has directed all banks to send pension slips to pensioners via SMS and emails.
In an order issued by the Central Government’s department on June 22, government pensioners will now be notified with their (digital) pension slips on their registered number numbers and email addresses.
This measure is taken with the view of ensuring ‘Ease of Living’ of the pensioners, as a result of which banks are also encouraged to use platforms like Whatsapp to send pension slips to the beneficiaries, besides sending SMS and email.
Govt Pensioners to Receive Digital Pension Slips Via Text Message
In a recent meeting held by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions with the Centralised Pension Processing Centres (CPPCs) of Pension Distributing Banks on June 22, the Centre urged the banks to send pension slips of retired government official on their registered phone numbers and email ids.
Banks are also advised to use social media applications like WhatsApp, in addition to SMS and email, to notify the pensioners of their pension slips.
The salaries and pensions of Central government employees are disbursed as per the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.
The Central department has asked banks to take up this initiative as a welfare activity, as these details are important in connection to Income Tax, Dearness Relief, DR arrears, etc.
“The CPPCs of Pension Distributing Banks are requested to ensure compliance of the above instructions for improving the ‘Ease of Living’ for pensioners”, read the communique.