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1st of its Kind Initiative: Karnataka Govt Selects Beneficiaries of Old Age Pensioners by Navodaya App

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Karnataka govt launched a first-of-its-kind initiative in the countryOn January 27, 2021 During the statewide campaign, Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa Launched a 1st of its kind initiative in India where, beneficiaries of old-age pensions will be automatically selected using the Navodaya app and their pension amount will be paid through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.

  • This model was piloted in Udupi and Ballari districts of the state.
  • Navodaya app is developed in accordance with the National Education Policy guidelines.

Aim– To enable beneficiaries to get the pension without the need of middlemen.

Note: All the pensions will be disbursed through DBT shortly.

About the Project


i.In the 1st phase of the project,  Sandhya Suraksha and other old-age pensions will be disbursed.

ii.Shortly, widow pension, disability pension and other pensions will also be disbursed to the beneficiary account.


i.All the persons above the age of 60 will be automatically selected as beneficiaries, on the basis of their annual income.

ii.The government while selecting the beneficiaries will use the Aadhaar and income certificates database.

Navodaya app

New beneficiaries will be selected once in 4 months using the  Navodaya app, on the basis of available documents with local administrations.

Khajane-II to be Implemented

Karnataka government to implement state’s new treasury software namely,  Khajane-II

Deleted Names of Ineligible beneficiaries

The Karnataka government conducted physical inspection of beneficiaries, which paved the way to delete the names of more than 4 lakh ineligible beneficiaries, including 3.02 lakh people who were dead.

The govt through this has saved Rs 504 crore.

Recent Related News:

On October 1, 2020, the Chief Minister (CM) of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal launched an on-line pension submission and tracking system “Kritagyata” during a function held at Assam Administrative Staff College in Guwahati. Created on the lines of “Bhabhisya” portal of Government of India, Kritagyata is first portal of its kind among all the states in the country for the convenience of pensioners by expediting their pension-related claims.

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