Odisha launches ‘Arpana’ Portal to help pensioners

On 21st November 2017, Odisha government launched a new portal ‘Arpana’ for online processing of applications for pension revision in respect of pre-2016 pensioners. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Arpana’ portal at the Secretariat in the presence of Finance Minister Shashibhusan Behera and Chief Secretary AP Padhi.  Naveen Patnaik said that, all pension disbursing authorities, treasuries, special treasuries, Accountant General, Orissa and Controller of Accounts, Orissa will work on the portal for processing the pension applications.  While using this portal for revision of pension, pensioners willing to do an Aadhaar authentication will not be required to submit any hardcopy of the application to the pension distributing authority.