The government department merged with the SBI to create an integrated pension portal

The government department merged with the SBI to create an integrated pension portal

The Center’s Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) will team up with the State Bank of India (SBI) to make an integrated pension portal to enhance ease of living of pensioners, according to an official statement on Tuesday. Face authentication technology for digital life certificate may be advertised extensively by bank, the assertion said.

Special sessions were organised on income tax matters related to pensioners as well as digital means of submitting annual life certificates, said the statement by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

Sessions on pension policy reforms and digitisation regarding the disbursement of pensions to central government pensioners were organised with the objective of updating SBI field functionaries during the two-day bankers’ awareness programme in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

It was decided that immediate efforts are needed for the creation of an integrated pension portal by linking the existing portals of the DoPPW and the SBI to provide seamless services to pensioners, 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.

Digital life certificate and face authentication technology would be a game changer for pensioners and banks in the submission of life certificates, it 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.

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