EPFO: Pensioners taking pension from the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) under the Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) 1995 do not have to submit life certificates till November 30.
The deadline till November 30 does not apply to pensioners coming under EPS-95. EPFO told through a tweet that pensioners of EPS-95 can submit life certificate anytime in the year. It will be considered valid for the next one year from the date of submission. For example, if he has submitted the life certificate on 1st December, it will be valid till 30th November next year.
EPFO gave information
In the tweet made by EPFO, it is written that EPS-95 pensioners can now submit life certificate at any time. It will be valid for 1 year from the date of deposit. Life Certificate validates the proof of life of a retired employee. They are valid for 12 months from the date of submission. This has to be updated from time to time to ensure that the pensioners continue to get their pension. EPC pensioners were earlier required to submit digital life certificate in November. Earlier, in the month of November, a huge crowd of pensioners used to collect certificates at the centres. Now EPS-95 pensioners have benefited a lot from this.
You can submit life certificate here
– Common Service Center (CSC)
– IPPB/Indian Post Office
– Umang App
Pension paying bank
Nearest EPFO Office
These documents will be required to submit life certificate
– Aadhaar Number
– Bank account information
Aadhaar linked mobile number
These are the rules of the government
According to the Scheme Booklet released by the Central Pension Accounting Office (CPIO), if the pensioner is not physically able to appear before the PDS, he/she should get a Jeevan Pramaan or Jeevan Pramaan in the prescribed format signed by any ‘Designated Authority’. To generate a digital life certificate on the Jeevan Pramaan app, a live photo of the pensioner has to be uploaded from the smartphone.
Initiative taken by the government
In November 2020, the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare was launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) in association with India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), Department of Posts. This was to facilitate doorstep service for submission of digital life certificates through postman. Pensioners can avail this service by downloading ‘Postinfo App’.