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Pensioners Associations related agenda: Minutes of the 32nd Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) No. 42/05/2022-P&PW(D) भ

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Pensioners Associations related agenda: Minutes of the 32nd Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA)

No. 42/05/2022-P&PW(D)
भारत सरकार/Government of India
Ministry of Personnel , Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi- 110003
Date:- 20th May 2022

Minutes of the 32nd Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) held on 12.04.2022 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) at Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi.

Previous Agenda: (32.8) – Enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA)

(32.9) – Difficulties in online submission of Accounts for grants.

The N.F. Railways Pensioners Association, Guwahati mentioned that the Pensioners’ Associations are experiencing a lot of difficulty in booking expenditure online and its finalisation to seek grant for next financial year. Pensioners’ Associations are also facing problems in updating of Aadhaar No. in NITI Aayog’s portal and Anudaan.

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Discussion/Decision on the agenda item

DoPPW informed that the matter is being taken up with PFMS team and NITI Aayog to simplify the procedure within the extant provisions. DoPPW team has been helping all Pensioners’ Associations in providing UC by providing regular trainings, demonstrations and actively engaging PFMS and NITI Aayog teams. It was further mentioned that the issues faced by the Associations are being rectified by the dedicated team handling GIA. Pensioners’ Associations were requested that any such issues may be forwarded on mail or WhatsApp to the DOPPW team and the same would be resolved without delay.

In view of the above, item was closed.

(32.10) Enhancement of amount of Grants in aid to Pensioners’ Associations

The Ex-Defence Employees Welfare Association, Balasore requested that Grant in Aid may be enhanced from Rs. 75,000 to Rs. 1.5 lakhs and the same may be released every year by the month of November.

Discussion/Decision on the agenda item

Joint Secretary (Pension), DoPPW informed that a proposal for increasing the amount of Grants-in-Aid to identified Pensioners’ Associations is under consideration. It was further informed that efforts will be made to release Grant-in-Aid for 2022-23 in the 1st Qtr of 2022-23.
In view of the above, item was closed.

(32.11) Providing a laptop to identified Pensioners Associations

The Ex-Defence Employees Welfare Association, Balasore requested that a laptop may be provided to all identified Associations replacing the existing Desktops, for better performance.

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Discussion/Decision on the agenda item

Joint Secretary (Pension), DoPPW informed that a proposal to sanction of Rs. 80000/- to each identified Pensioners’ Association for purchase of Computer/Hardware related items has been recently approved. Accordingly, 34 Pensioners Associations have been sanctioned Rs.80000/- for purchase of laptops. Remaining Associations will also be sanctioned this amount in FY 2022-23.

In view of the above, item was closed.

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Next Agenda: NA

View Full: Minutes of the 32nd SCOVA meeting held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) on 12.04.2022, at Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi

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