The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions has announced the March 31, 2024, deadline to subscribe to the Anubhav Award Scheme, a government-aided mentoring initiative to help new employees learn from the experiences of their senior peers. Announcing the deadline on January 12, the ministry sought write-ups from aspirants willing to participate in the scheme.
The online initiative encourages retiring central government employees and pensioners to share their work experiences and help create an information bank to benefit new members. For instance, they can share their knowledge and valuable experiences to help improve the governance system in various government departments.
The government honors senior or retired central government employees for sharing their rich work experiences on the Anubhav platform through write-ups with the Anubhav Award, conferred annually to selected entries. As per the government notification, the submission window opened on July 1, 2023, and will close on March 31, 2024.
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Requirements For Submitting The Write-Up
Retiring employees can upload their write-ups on the portal eight months before retirement, and pensioners can do so up to one year after retirement. Of the total entries, five articles will be shortlisted for the Anubhav Awards and 10 for the jury certificate. Between 2016 and 2023, 54 Anubhav awards have been conferred. To date, 10,250 write-ups from employees of 96 central government organizations have been published, as per the Anubhav portal.
The portal is not only used to apply for awards, but the records of employees’ firsthand experiences, initiatives, and innovations during work can be referred to for better administration in the future. For example, a technical officer in DRDO in fabrication research who retired after 35 years of service shared his experience of fabricating appliances, such as a Chapathi press machine and a curd maker for high-altitude. He was among the 10 entries selected for the jury certificate 2023.
It allows them to contribute to the good of society even after retirement. There is no need for a login ID and password. They only need to visit the official Anubhav website on the pensioners’ portal, click the ‘Employee Anubhav’ option, fill in the personal and outstanding work details, and submit the form. Once the concerned organization submits and verifies the write-up, it will be published.