Bhubaneswar: The State finance department has taken steps to bring service delivery closure to the doorstep of the pensioners under the policy initiative of 5T and MO Sarkar especially during the challenging times of Covid-19 pandemic.

State government have made special arrangement for disbursement of pension/family pension in Treasuries / Banks with the following changes in the existing pension disbursement. The timeline has extended for the following:
1 Periodic Submission of Life Certificate Extended up to
May, 2021
2 periodic Submission of nonmarriage/re-marriage declaration
3 Submission of non-employment certificate
4 Disbursement of pension for ,the first time without the physical presence of pensioner/family pensioner
5 Disbursement of Gratuity Payment Order / Commuted Value of Pension (CVP) without the physical presence of pensioner/family pensioner
Therefore, pensioners / family pensioners are requested to avoid visiting Treasuries/Banks for the above purpose during the period in which COVID-19 restrictions are in force.

The principal secretary, finance, Ashok Meena, has directed the all concerned including treasury officers and bank managers to exent the facilities to all the pension beneficiaries particularly senior citizens, widows and physically disabled persons.