ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Pensioners In Rajasthan Need Not Run Around To Prove They Are Alive, Thanks To This…

Lakhs of pensioners have to physically produce themselves in their respective offices to prove they are alive The 2004-batch IAS officer Samit Sharma has tried to lessen the burden by coming with an App The RajSSPApp uses the Aadhaar platform for face recognition-based authentication of pensionersin the comforts of their homes. Over 94 lakh pensioners of Rajasthan will benefit from this facility. The state is the first to address this issue.

Jaipur’s 66-years old Ram Nath retired from PWD department has been suffering from Arthritis for last two year, but still has to go for annual verification at district office for his pension. Ram Nath is not alone. Lakhs of pensioners like him have to do the same even after having some serious problems. The 2004-batch IAS officer Dr Samit Sharma comes as a saviour for such persons. He has produced an App which uses Aadhaar platform for face recognition-based authentication of pensioners in the comforts of their homes. Over 94 lakhs pensioners in Rajasthan will benefit from this move.

Being secretary to Social Justice and Empowerment Department, Mr. Sharma has taken many innovative steps. Now pensioners can prove they are alive, from the confines of their homes, through the app, ‘RAJSSP’ produced by him. With this, Rajasthan has become the first state to have carried out such digital annual verification. Over 28000 pensioners have already verified their life by using this app in past 25 days.

IAS officer Samit Sharma

Speaking with Indian Masterminds, Mr. Samit said, “If pensioner fail to verify that they are alive, their pensions will be stopped. Though, we had issued order that verification for aged and physically weak pensioners will be done at their residences only. But it was not possible to do so many physical verification. So in digital era, we tried to solve this problem with technology. We come with RajSSP Mobile Application which simplified in process, improved access, transparent and worked as quick and time bound.”

RajSSP Mobile Application was launched on 15th February 2023. It has digitized the process of Annual Verification. The digital verification will save government’s time and money and also aid into reducing the chance of possible frauds.

BENEFITS

The pensioners get their pension through the department’s centralized treasury system in their respective bank account under direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme. To receive the pension benefits on a regular basis, these pensioners are required to undergo an ‘Annual Verification’ every year either by presenting themselves personally or by the help of E-Mitra or Point of Service. The requirement to annual verification causes huge hardships particularly to the aged, especially abled and or/infirm pensioners.

Mr Samit said, “Our Social Justice and Empowerment Department, National information centre and UIDAI, they all worked together for 4 months and find this solution. Promising a transparent system coming up with doorstep availability of our schemes, we have launched this app.”

PROCESS

First of install the RajSSP App (Rajasthan Social Pension) and Aadhar FaceRD APP, then, all the mobile holder has to enter his own mobile number.

After that OTP has to be received and verified with the mobile number. After this complete information of the pension holder has to be entered like – Aadhaar Card scheme name, name of the pension holder, Aadhaar number, PPO – Pension Payment Order, after that the camera has to be turned on in the mobile to capture the face of the pension holder.

While capturing the photo of the pension holders, the pension holder will have to mimic his/her own shape so that the face capture will be verified. In this way pension annual verification will be done through RajSSP mobile app.

Related Stories

News

A3-1024x681-1
IAS Priyanka Soni Gets Additional Charge of Special Secretary, Monitoring and Coordination
psuwatch_2024-05_454df094-4412-4ff8-a46e-383a25146be2_DSC09723_resized__1_
IES Meenaxi Rawat Gets 2 Years Extension As BPCL CVO
IPS Bhavna Gupta
IPS Bhavna Gupta Confirmed Into The Chhattisgarh Cadre
IAS-Officer-Logo
Four 2022-batch IAS Officers Were Given New Postings In The Assistant Secretary Rank
West Bengal Government
WB: Reshuffle Of 4 IAS Officers, IAS Akanksha Bhaskar Made ADM, North 24 Pngs 
ECI Sadan
Punjab: ECI Transfers Two 2009-batch IPS Officers, Assigns Them Non-Election Duties
Sailesh Kumar Yadav
Tripura: The DM Who Raided A Marriage Ceremony During COVID Curfew Gets Clean Chit From HC
ECI Sadan
ECI Appoints IPS Nilabh Kishore As Police Commissioner, Ludhiana

Videos

WhatsApp Image 2024-05-24 at 08.25
Delving into the Minds Behind Espionage: Dr. Neil Krishan Aggarwal's 'Covert'
WhatsApp Image 2024-05-06 at 13.35
IFS Officer Jyotsna Sitling Leads Community in Eco-Restoration Efforts
Dr Sanjeev Chopra
IAS Alone Don't Run The Government; It's A Synergy Of All Services
ADVERTISEMENT
Latest

Latest

WhatsApp Image 2024-05-24 at 17.19
Chatra District Bucks National Trend with Increased Voter Turnout Amidst Naxal Challenges
A3-1024x681-1
IAS Priyanka Soni Gets Additional Charge of Special Secretary, Monitoring and Coordination
ADVERTISEMENT
Videos

Videos

WhatsApp Image 2024-05-24 at 08.25
WhatsApp Image 2024-05-06 at 13.35
Dr Sanjeev Chopra
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT