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Odisha govt to simplify pension rules soon: Minister

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, July 18:

In order to enable retired employees to avail their pension in time, the Odisha government has decided to simplify the pension disbursal rules very soon.

Announcing this in reply to a question of BJD member Priyadarshi Mishra and supplementary question of BJP member Rabinarayan Nayak in the State Assembly on Thursday, Public Grievances and Pension Administration minister Jogendra Behera said his department had asked all departments for early resolution of all pending pension related cases in line with the Odisha Civil Service Pension Rules, 1992.

Apart from this, instructions have been given to all district collectors to conduct joint grievances hearing on pension related issues at the district headquarters and blocks in presence of all district officials, he added.

Stating that a total of 244 pension related cases had been solved in the pension adalats in Boudh, Kendrapara, Gajapati, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Sonepur and Keonjhar districts during 2013-14, Behera said his department, in association with the Finance department, had taken steps for simplification of pension rules.

“After a final decision is taken on this, my department will publish revised pension simplification rules book very soon,” the minister informed the House.