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Pensioners can submit life certificates till Feb 28


Pensioners can submit life certificates till Feb 28
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There is a piece of good news for Central government pensioners who have to submit the Life Certificate. The date for submission of Life Certificate has been extended up to 28 February, 2021, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Sunday, December 20.

A statement released by labor ministry said that this decision has been taken considering all the sensitivities to avoid pandemic risk emanating from gathering of crowds at the pension disbursing banks.

"In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and given that elderly population is more vulnerable to coronavirus, the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has extended the time limit up to 28th February 2021 for submission of Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan Patra-JPP) in respect of the Pensioners drawing pension under EPS 1995 (Employees' Pension Scheme-1995) and whose Life certificate is due in any month till February 28, 2021," a labour ministry statement said.

Earlier in September 2020, the extension of timeline for submission of Life Certificate by Central Government pensioners was extended from November 1, 2020, onward, till December 31, 2020. During this extended period, the pension will be continued to be paid by the Pension Disbursing Authorities (PDAs) uninterrupted.

The annual Life Certificate is mandatory for the continuation of pension.

In the current scenario of COVID-19, the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has facilitated multiple options for EPS-95 pensioners to submit their DLC close to their home or at their doorstep, the ministry said in a statement. JPPs submitted through all these modes/agencies are equally valid, it added.

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