Alert pensioners! Central govt extends date for submitting Life Certificate. Check details
New Delhi: Government has extended the period for submission of Life Certificate by Central Government pensioners till 28th February next year. Earlier, the government had extended the timeline for submission of the Life Certificate from November 1 to December 31, 2020.
This year, all Central Government pensioners may submit a Life Certificate from November 1, 2020, onward, till February 28, 2021. Earlier in September 2020, the extension of the 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.
According to the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, the Department has been in receipt of numerous petitions from various Pensioners’ Associations as well as individuals requesting a further extension in the date for submitting Life Certificate in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and vulnerability of an elderly population to coronavirus.
The Ministry said, after consultation with the office of Controller General of Accounts, it has now been decided to further extended the existing timeline for submission of Life Certificate.
The above measures are expected to avoid the rush at branches, stagger the submission of the LCs by the elderly population while maintaining social distancing, and to that extent, prevent the spread of Coronavirus. PDAs shall also ensure proper arrangements and social distancing measures at the branches and prevent overcrowding.
Every Central Government pensioner has to submit a life certificate in the month of November for further continuation of his/her pension. It has been observed that a large number of Central Government pensioners physically visit bank branches for this purpose.