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Odisha CM Launches Arpana App to help Pensioners

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patanik on Tuesday launched a portal named ARPANA to improve delivery services for pensioners and employees of the state government.

In his address on the occasion, the Chief Minister said, 'I congratulate Finance Department for these laudable e-governance initiatives and do hope that this momentum will be carried forward.'

'It will be of great help to the senior citizens who can get their dues in a hassle-free and time bound manner. This initiative is one of its kind in the country,' the Odisha CM added. The portal is meant for online processing of application for pension revision in respect of Pre-2016 pensioners.

'ARPANA' portal will facilitate online receipt of such application for revision of pension. The pensioners who are willing to do an Aadhaar authentication, need not submit any hardcopy of application to the Pension Disbursing Authorities.

Apart from Arpana, the CM also launched IFMS application system that is designed with Integrated Financial Management to assist State government employees who are about to retire from their services. It will help them apply for pension online.

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