The application was launched by Minister of State for PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr Jitendra Singh. The Minister said that a number of reforms have been undertaken by the government to facilitate the pensioners. “The retired population is increasing in India and we should do our best to channelize their energies in a positive manner,” he added.
“The mobile app will extend all the services meant for the pensioner, which are currently available on the Pensioners’ Portal, to the mobile handset,” the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions said.
The key features of Pensions Portal’s include personalised pension process road map, bhavishya, pension calculator, etc. A pensioner can avail various services such as checking the date of credit of his first pension, action taken, calculating the commuted pension and giving feedback through the portal.