New simplified pension form for retired govt employees
The new 'Form 5' has been brought for the benefit of pensioners and it will record all information on the basis of self-attestation by the individual concerned, said Sanjay Kothari, Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms, Public Grievances and Pension.
"While changes have been made in a number of (other) forms, special change is being made only on Form-5," he said.
The information to be filled in by retiring government employees is restricted to their name, address and bank account details, Kothari said.
"In addition, employees' mobile number and e-mail id if available is also being collected for ease of correspondence in future. These steps will go a long way toward reducing inconvenience of the individual as well as making the process more transparent," he added.
The Ministry of Personnel also launched six documentary films on good governance initiatives here today.
The documentary films are based on successful initiatives to tackle the problem of adverse sex ratio by district administration of Nawashahr, Punjab; initiative of strengthening CSR spending in Raigarh district and educational initiatives in Dantewada area, Chhattisgarh, a statement issued today by Ministry of Personnel said.
The short films on saving open space and urban lakes (SOUL) and cultural rejuvenation of the twin city of Hubali-Dharwad, Karnataka and excellence in rural management and development in the challenging physical environment of the Sikkim