Central government employees – Are you near retirement? Know about SANKALP 

Every year many central government employees retire and many near retirement. It’s a continuous process for every government organisation. The central government has been working to educate retiring employees and solve their pre-retirement queries. In one such initiative, the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DPPW) has started SANKALP initiative. The SANKALP initiative is aimed at reorienting pensioners towards an active post retired life and gainfully utilize their skill and experience towards nation building activities and social work. Under SANKALP, Pre-Retirement Counsellings (PRCs) are organised for employees who are about to retire in a year. In Pre-Retirement dues, information is also being shared about active post-retirement life. Know more about this initiative:

What is SANKALP?

It is an initiative of DPPW which provides a platform for the pensioners to access opportunities available for useful interventions in society. It also facilitates the organizations working in these areas to select appropriate skill and expertise from the available pool of volunteer pensioners. Another key element of the initiative is to conduct Pre-retirement Counselling Workshops to help the retiring employees to transit smoothly into their 2nd innings.

Who can be registered under SANKALP?

Pensioners, Pensioners’ Associations and Non-Government Organisations can be registered under SANKALP. (14.3) What types of pensioners are eligible for registration under Sankalp? At present only Central Government Civil Pensioners, Defence Civilians and Defence Retirees are eligible for registration under Sankalp.

What are the essential requirements for the registration of pensioners?

12 digit pension payment order (PPO) for Central Government civilian Pensioners and service number, rank and record office for retired defence personnel. In addition, Date of Birth, Date of Superannuation, Designation, Department/Ministry, PAN Number and Mobile Number are essential for registration of Pensioners under SANKALP.

How can a pensioner be registered under SANKALP?

Pensioners can submit the pensioner registration form on the website, i.e., pensionersportal.gov.in/Sankalp. Also, a self-attested copy of the 12-digit PPO is to be sent to the DOP&PW. After verification, they are registered and provided the login id and password through which they can log in.

Source: zeebiz

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