Govt dept to collaborate with SBI to create integrated pension portal
The Centre’s Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare (DoPPW) will collaborate with State Bank of India (SBI) to create an integrated pension portal to enhance ease of living of pensioners, according to an official statement on Tuesday(June 21).
At a two-day banker’s awareness programme in Udaipur, Rajasthan, SBI field functionaries were given sessions on pension policy reforms and digitisation regarding the disbursement of pensions to central government pensioners. Special sessions were organised on income tax matters related to pensioners, and also they were told about the digital means of submitting annual life certificates, said the statement by the ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions.
It was decided that immediate efforts are needed to create an integrated pension portal by linking the existing portals of the DoPPW and the SBI to provide seamless services to pensioners, it said.
Face authentication technology for digital life certificate may be advertised extensively by banks, the statement said. Digital life certificate and face authentication technology would be a game-changer for pensioners and banks in the submission of life certificates, it said.
It is expected that through these programmes, the objective of enhancing ease of living of pensioners will be achieved to a great extent, the statement said. Four such awareness programmes will be conducted in collaboration with the State Bank of India to cover the whole country, it said.
Awareness programmes on similar lines will be conducted in collaboration with other pension disbursing banks in 2022-23, the statement said.