Guwahati: Assam chief minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday directed the officials of the Pension department to design and adopt best practices for the benefit of the state’s pensioners.
A meeting was held under the chairmanship of chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at Koinadhora in Guwahati on Sunday.
The meeting took several important decisions to bring about transformative reformation in the disbursal of pension of the state government employees after their superannuation.
During the meeting, CM Sarma directed that all pension-related papers have to be submitted online on the Kritagyata (Pension payment and tracking system) portal, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) informed.
“Sewa Kendras will be set up across the state in all the districts for all government departments along with education department for online submission of pension related papers,” it stated.
“Director of Pension will use digital signature for meeting different requirements of pension-related matters. For excess drawl up to Rs 3 lakh by any government employee, Director of Pension will be authorised to waive off depending on the merit of the case,” the statement said.
During the meeting, it was decided that pension processes should be started prior to one year of the superannuation of any employee.
NIC will integrate Comprehensive Treasury Management Information System (CTMIS) with Kritagyata portal for enabling simultaneous actions by different functionaries for expeditious disbursal of pension.
From now onwards, the state government pensioners will be able to submit their life certificates to their respective bank branches using Jeevan Pramaan, a digital biometric-enabled service, the statement said.
The state government will bring in necessary notification to this effect, it added.
All eight medical colleges in the state will be empowered to have medical boards for commutation purposes.
As a part of the meeting, CM Sarma also directed the concerned functionaries to hold regular meetings to design and adopt best practices for the State government employees and pensioners for their benefits.