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Rastriya Kitabkhana Launched the e-Pension Online Service

News 09 Jan 2023 629 0

Rastriya Kitabkhana

Rastriya Kitabkhana has launched the e-Pension online service keeping in mind the welfare of employees who are going to retire from civil service. The service, which was initially tested a month ago from Lalitpur, has now been arranged to allow online applications for pensions even from remote districts.

Sangeeta Ojha, Acting Director General of the Library, said that the concept of e-Pension has been introduced in order to make the service fast, efficient, and technology-friendly due to the growing interest in information technology.

This concept will end the hassle of having to come from far away to the capital to collect various documents for pension. The library has been keeping all the records from the appointment of civil servants, teachers, and policemen to their retirement. The Civil Service Act and Regulations provide for pension for those who have completed more than 20 years of service and gratuity for those with less than that.

According to the data of the library, three thousand seven hundred and eighty-five employees took pension in the financial year 2078/79. Records show that 88,000 civil servants have retired so far. Rastriya Kitabkhana (Nijamati) is an important body that manages the records of officials under public administration as a permanent government of the country. Records of civil servants, teachers, and police personnel are also being managed under this office.

Information officer of Rastriya Kitabkhana (Nijamati) Prakashjang Karki said that the process of taking applications for pensions through the online form from the retiring employees in all districts of the country has started from Friday.

Employees who are about to retire will be notified in advance about the documents required for a pension plan and based on that, those documents can be provided online through technology from the place where they are staying.

As soon as the concept is put into practice, all the documents will be prepared in advance online, and the entire work will be done in a moment, once the relevant person's picture, thumbprint, office seal, and the facility of taking/getting are confirmed. However, Ojha, Acting Director General, said that both traditional and e-pension processes will continue in practice due to some people not having faith and confidence in information technology.

There are currently 136 thousand 332 posts in administration, agriculture, economic planning and statistics, forestry, education, health, miscellaneous, engineering, justice, foreign affairs, auditing, and parliamentary services. There are currently 86,194 employees working in that service, of which 23,712 are women.

The library has been detailing the appointment, citizenship, educational qualification, transfer, promotion, leave, departmental action, a record of service period, and awards received.

The agency also deals with gratuity, pension, parental pension, medical treatment, insurance, accumulated leave, disability and child benefits, etc. Although all the documents will be collected online, there is still a compulsion to come to the library to make the pension plan as only federal civil service employees are retiring.

The state can start this service by making its own law. In the process of gradually converting the archives into an electronic system, the library has currently integrated 90 percent of the technology into software.

Rastriya Kitabkhana (Nijamati) has been organizing the personal details of all the employees who are charged from the government fund by verifying the CITROLL form in the information system. This office, which has a historical background, was started and developed while managing the recruitment of employees required for the administration of the country.

According to the data of Rastriya Kitabkhana, currently the number of posts of Nepal Police is 79 thousand five hundred and 43 and Armed Police Force of Nepal is 37 thousand one hundred and 17.

Similarly, the number of teachers at the primary level is 78,911, at the lower secondary level, at 16,224 and at the secondary level, at 12,725.

After passing the civil service examination, along with filling the seat roll, the library provides a signal number for the identification of the personnel entering the civil service or the military. While in service, the said employee is identified by that number. Although the concerned person can view his personal details based on the signal number from the online system recently introduced by the library, it is not possible to edit them.

According to the records of the said office, it has been found that the pension period of some people is more than the employment period. Although polygamy is prohibited by law, it is seen that the transfer of rights is also a problem due to the fact that some people have many wives. Acting Director General says that a serious question of how many times the transfer of rights has been raised and if it is stopped, the financial burden on the state will be reduced to some extent.

Although the law under Rastriya Kitabkhana has introduced the concept of civil, teacher, and police service divisions, due to a lack of buildings and manpower, the work is currently being carried out from different places.