Tracking and payment of government pensions will soon go online. Earlier today, the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ launched a web based pension sanction and payment tracking system ‘Bhavishya’.

The proposed system will capture information relating to the pensioner’s personal and service data including contact details like mobile number and e-mail. It will also have electronic forms and provide updates on e-mail & sms.

The application will help in monitoring the delays which take place in sanction of pension and retirement benefits to a retiring Government Servant, the Government said.

RTI Payment through e-IPO Now Extended to Indians Living in India

The Department of Posts has now extended the E-Indian Postal Order (e-IPO) service for individuals living in India. The e-IPO helps citizens purchase Indian postal orders online and make RTI payments electronically.

The service was initially introduced in March 2013, but was only available to Indian citizens living abroad. Prior to this, citizens had to manually purchase the postal orders from Head and branch post offices or army post offices.

How it works

  • Register at the e-Post Office portal of India Post or the India Post website through a e-Post Office link

  • Create a profile and purchase a e-IPO. Pay for it using your debit/credit card.

  • The system will generate a unique e-IPO number for each transaction made.

  • Once the fee is paid, users can attach the printout of the receipt to the RTI application, or as an attachment for an electronic filing.

The government already runs an online RTI application portal.

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