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Manipur government launches mPension Manipur App for pensioners’ convenience


Pensioners can use mPension Manipur to upload photographs for updation (every six months), check validity period of the last photograph, send feedback and queries to the concerned Treasury Office and receive messages from the Treasury Office.

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In order to create convenience for the pensioners of Manipur, the Manipur government on Monday introduced mPension Manipur App, an online platform where pensioners can perform self-updation without visiting the Treasury Offices. Chief minister N Biren Singh officially launched the app. 

Earlier, photographs of every pensioner drawing service pension from Treasuries is required to be updated every six months either by personal appearance of the pensioner at the respective Treasury Office or by home visits of Treasury officials to the residence of the pensioner (in case of illness/old age). 

In order to ease this burden, mPension Manipur has been introduced where pensioners instead of visiting the Treasury Office can make their periodic photograph updation online through a smartphone or a desktop/laptop, from the comfort of their own homes, a release said. 

mPension Manipur also additionally provides facilities to the pensioners to send feedback to Treasures and make queries online. It also notifies pensioners on the status of photographs submitted and the responses of their queries. The App uses Artificial Intelligence techniques to detect whether the pensioner is alive or dead from the updated photographs and will allow upload of only photographs taken from living persons.

Pensioners can use mPension Manipur to upload photographs for updation (every six months), check validity period of the last photograph, send feedback and queries to the concerned Treasury Office and receive messages from the Treasury Office, the release added. 

The mPension Manipur App can be used and installed in any smartphone with a built-in camera (both Android and IOS) and desktop computer or laptop with webcam.

After downloading the App on their smartphone or desktop or laptop, pensioners should take his/her photograph holding the front page of a leading daily newspaper (local/national) of the day in front of the chest. The App verifies “liveliness” of the pensioner being photographed. While their photographs are being taken, pensioners should perform some facial movements in front of the camera as instructed by the App like smiling, opening of mouth-turning of face, etc. before being permitted to upload a photo.

Photographs uploaded by the pensioners will be approved by the treasury officer of the concerned Treasury. In case a reason for rejection is found, pensioners will receive a message from the Treasury. Earlier practice of pensioners coming to Treasury Office for physical updation of every six months will also continue. mPension Manipur will function as an additional method to ease the problems being faced by pensioners/family pensioners. It may also give convenience to the pensioners residing outside the State.

Meanwhile, chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday inaugurated Police Guest House and Modernized District Library located at Churachandpur District headquarters through video conferencing.

Speaking at the occasion, N Biren Singh said, next to Imphal, Churachandpur has become an important destination in different aspects. Stating that the second state government-run Medical College is being set up in the district, the chief minister expressed hope that it would bring positive changes in terms of human resource development for the district in particular and for the state in general. CM Biren also said that the state government had recently sanctioned funds for the construction of museums for 37 different communities, a release said.

He also expressed satisfaction on inaugurating the renovated District Library, stating that libraries are the houses of knowledge. No one can advance in life without knowledge, he observed. The chief minister also mentioned the need to keep one good library each, in all the districts.

CM Biren also congratulated the DC and SP of the district for their exemplary works. He lauded their yeoman service in destroying poppy plants and maintaining good relations with the public. He also asked them to keep constant touch with elected leaders and civil society organizations.

Singhat AC MLA and MANIREDA chairman Ginsuanhau Zou unveiled the inauguration plaques and cut the ribbon on behalf of the chief minister. At the Cabinet Hall of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Imphal, Public Health Engineering minister L Dikho, Education minister S Rajen, TA & Hills minister Vungzagin Valte, chief secretary Rajesh Kumar, DGP LM Khaute and other senior police officers were also seated alongside the chief minister to attend the function. At Churachandpur, former minister and Churachandpur AC MLA V Hangkhanlian, Churachandpur DC Pawan Yadav, SP Amrita Sinha and other district level officers were also present. 

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