Review of pensioners’ data submitted by various pension disbursing banks – Meeting held on 21st November, 2014 – reg
No. 1/8/2014-P&PW (E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
25th November, 2014
Sub: Review of pensioners’ data submitted by various pension disbursing banks – meeting held on 21st November, 2014 – reg.
The undersigned is directed to forward the minutes of the meeting held on 24th November, 2014 under the chairmanship of Secretary (Pension and AR&PG) on the above subject.
2. This is for information and further necessary action.
Under Secretary to the Government of India
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF SECRETARY (PENSION) WITH HEADS OF
CPPCs OF BANKS HELD ON 21st NOVEMBER, 2014 FOR REVIEW OF
Various pension disbursing banks had been requested on 10th November, 2014 to send data of pensioners as it is an important input for policy making. In this connection, a meeting was held on 21st November, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Conference Room, 5th Floor, Sardar Pate I Bhavan, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Pension, AR&PG) with a view to reviewing the data received from banks and to discuss the problems, if any, being faced by them in sending data.
2. List of participants is annexed. Representatives of State Bank of lndia, Dena Bank, IDBI Bank and Bank of Maharashtra were not present.
3. The participants were informed all the fields of the format in which data is to be given are important from policy point of view. They were also informed that all banks are required to collect mobile numbers and Aadhaar numbers of the pensioners under the e-KYC norms, as it is an important ingredient of the Digital India initiative of the Government. Secretary (Pension) emphasised that this is being monitored in the Government at the highest level, since for policy purpose, data of pensioners is very important, including where they are located. As the banks are at the forefront in respect of Information Technology, hence all the banks could easily complete the task within the time-limits prescribed.
4. Thereafter, the data of individual banks was discussed and short comings/discrepancies in the data provided by banks were discussed.
5. The banks were informed that henceforth compilation of pensioners’ data will be a regular feature and it will be reviewed at least once every year. They were advised to obtain Aadhaar number and mobile number from any transaction made by the pensioner and cross- populate the pensioner’s database with it. They should also circulate to the pensioners to intimate their Aadhaar numbers at the earliest possible and take initiative in coordination with the UIDAI to get Aadhaar numbers issued on priority to those pensioners who as yet have not received one.
6. The banks agreed to submit the revised data within a week.
7. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.
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