Sonowal directs for immediate disbursal of pension after retirement
While chairing a meeting of Pension Department at the conference room of his office in Janata Bhawan on Wednesday, Sonowal asked the Director of Pension to remove all slackness and ensure disbursal of pension immediately after an employee retires from service.
Sonowal also directed the Pension Department to formulate a comprehensive method comprising an exhaustive list featuring the names of the retirees one year ahead and asking them to submit their documents at least six month before retirement.
He also asked the Director to set up an exclusive cell which would specially deal with disbursal of pension related cases at an early date.
The Assam CM asked the Director to initiate discussion with employees’ organisations to thrash out all encumbrances responsible for delaying the disbursal of pension.
If necessary Sonowal also asked the Pension Directorate to organise awareness meetings.
He also asked the Chief Secretary to hold discussion with all the departmental heads to solve all pension related disputes.
Legal Adviser to the Chief Minister Shantanu Bharali, Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Sanjay Lohiya and several senior officers of the Directorate of Pension were present at the meeting.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)