In a serious reduction to aged individuals, the Centre has relaxed the prevailing timeline for submission of Life Certificates, knowledgeable Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday.
All Central authorities pensioners can now submit Life Certificates from 1st November 2020 to 31st December 2020. Earlier, this was just for the month of November for sustaining continuity of Pension.
The pensioners within the age group of 80 years and above, can now submit Life Certificates from 1st October 2020 to 31st December 2020. Throughout this prolonged interval, the pension will likely be continued to be paid by the Pension Disbursing Authorities (PDAs) uninterrupted.
Singh mentioned that the choice was taken in view of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic and the vulnerability of aged inhabitants to Coronavirus.
“As per RBI notification dated January 9, 2020, which permits Video-based Customer Identification Process (V-CIP) as a consent-based alternate method of establishing the customer’s identity, Pension Disbursing Banks have been also asked to explore the said methodology for obtaining a Life Certificate from the pensioner to the extent permitted by RBI guidelines, in order to avoid rush at the branches,” he mentioned.
Each Central authorities pensioner has to submit a life certificates within the month of November for additional continuation of their pension. Pensioners can submit a life certificates by visiting the financial institution branches, nonetheless, the Division of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has been selling the Digital Life Certificates which will be given from the consolation of 1’s house additionally, a launch learn.
In 2019, as a measure to allow extra devoted time to very senior pensioners, the Division had issued orders enabling pensioners within the age group of 80 years and above to submit Life Certificates from 1st October onward as an alternative of 1st November, yearly in order that they might keep away from the final rush within the month of November, it added.