Dr Jitendra Singh to inaugurate workshop on ‘Anubhav’ and ‘Sankalp’ tomorrow

‘Anubhav awards’ to retired Government servants for Best write-ups

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the workshop on ‘Anubhav’ and ‘Sankalp’ here tomorrow. The purpose of the workshop is to reach out to large number of retiring employees and to encourage participation in ‘Anubhav’ and ‘Sankalp”. Dr Jitendra Singh will also give awards for best write-ups received under ‘Anubhav’.

The Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare launched an online software ‘Anubhav’ on the directions of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. It was launched for showcasing outstanding work by retiring employees and sharing their experience with the Government. Another initiative called ‘Sankalp’ has also been launched by this Department to channelize the experience and skill of retired Government servants towards meaningful interventions in society.

The Department has provided a platform ‘ANUBHAV’ for the retiring Central Government Employees to showcase commendable work done during service. It is envisaged that this would provide satisfaction to the retiring employees and also act as a motivator for serving employees. This would also be a wonderful opportunity to garner the resource of retiring employees for voluntary contribution to nation building post retirement. For this purpose an online system viz “Anubhav” has been developed and necessary instruction for use of this application by the retiring employees/Head of Offices/Head of Departments in the Ministries / Departments were issued by this Department in February and March, 2015. The Department has already received more than one thousand write-ups under this initiative.

With a view to give greater impetus to this activity, this Department has also launched an Award Scheme for best write-ups which may have potential of contributing to the efficiency / economy /effectiveness or mentioning any innovation leading to improved work culture including any contribution considered significant by the retiring employee. The authors of best write-ups will also be given awards during the above event by the Minister.

The SANKALP is a project to channelize the skill, experience and time available with Central Government Pensioners into meaningful social intervention. The project has started on pilot basis for 2,000 pensioners. The Department has so far registered more than 1500 pensioners and 19 Pensioners’ Associations under this project. The Department has also registered 16 NGOs to involve Central Government Pensioners in social activities. With a view to create awareness amongst retiring employees about this project and a smooth transition from active life to lead a healthy and purposeful retired life, this Department has been organizing Pre-Retirement Counselling (PRC) Workshops. The Department has, so far conducted 28 such PRCs involving about 1700 participants. The Department has also been conducting workshops to create a pool of trainers, for which Training of Trainers (TOT) are being conducted for personnel of Central Armed Police Forces. So far 7 workshops on TOT involving 502 personnel have been conducted.

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