Holding of Pension Adalat meetings by Departments at national level: Minutes of the 32nd Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA)
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.
(32.5) Holding of Pension Adalat meetings by Departments at national level
The Central Government Pensioners Welfare Association, Jaipur raised the issue regarding holding of Pension Adalats by Departments at national level.
Discussion/Decision on the agenda item
It was informed that Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has decided, to convene an All India Pension Adalat on May 5, 2022. On that day, DoP&PW will also be conducting its own Pension Adalat, besides organising an All India Pension Adalat.
The following Ministries/Departments intimated the details regarding Pension Adalats held/being held by them
|Ministry/Department||Details of Pension Adalats|
|Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare||A Pension Adalat will be held on 05.05.2022|
|Department of Telecom||(i) In 2021-22, total 73 Pension Adalats were organized in all field units on quarterly basis.
(ii) A nation-wide Pension Adalat was held on 2303.2022 and 353 cases were received in this Adalat wherein about 90% cases were settled on same day of Adalat.
(iii) Further, on 23.08.2019 and 24.11.2022, nation-wide Pension Adalats were conducted wherein about 90% cases were settled on the same day of Adalat.
|Ministry of Health and Family Welfare||Necessary instructions have been issued to Additional Directors, CGHS to hold Pension Adalats once in every 6 months in their respective area of administration|
|CGDA||Department has successfully organized 174 Pension Adalats across the country since 1987. On an average, 10 to 12 Adalats are held each year. Last physical Adalat was held at Barrackpore (West Bengal) in January, 2020.
2. Due to Covid-19 and subsequent restrictions on holding public gatherings, Pension Adalats for 2020 and 2021 were put on hold.
3. In the meantime, one virtual Pension Adalat was held in January, 2021 as per directions of DoPPW.
4. Physical Pension Adalats would be resumed as and when State Governments allow public gatherings.
|Ministry of Home Affairs||Pension Adalats are organized by the CAPFs to redress the grievances of pensioners.|
|Ministry of Railways||Pension Adalats on Indian Railways are conducted on 15th December each year on Production Units and quarterly at Divisional level. Nationwide Pensioners Adalats were conducted on 18.09.2018 and 23.08.2019.|
In view of the above, item was closed.