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Pensioner’s Life Certificate – Personal appearance not needed

This is November and it’s time for submission of Life Certificate by Pensioners at Bank since for continuance of Pension all Pensioners and Family Pensioners have to submit Life Certificate to the concerned bank in which they receive Pension / family pension before end of November every year.

The following important Office Memorandum dated 30.6.2012 might be very useful to the pensioners as it exempts personal appearance of Pensioners / family pensioners before bank officials.

The office memorandum issued by Ministry of Finance stipulates that if it is not possible for Pensioners to appear at bank they can submit Pension Life Certificate certified by any of the authorities / designated persons as listed in the office memorandum dated 30.06.2012.

The full text of this office Memorandum is as follows.

Submission of Life Certificate by Pensioners

Amendment to Para 15.2 (P-11 of Scheme Booklet 4th Edition, 3rd Dec. 2004) – Submission of Life Certificate-regarding

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure

Central Pension Accounting Office

Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place

New Delhi

CPAO/Tech/Grievances/ 2010-11/531

30-06-2011

To

All General Manager

Nodal Officer

Circular

Subject: Amendment to Para 15.2 (P-11 of Scheme Booklet 4th Edition, 3rd Dec. 2004) – Submission of Life Certificate-regarding

Reference is invited to Para 15.2 of Scheme Booklet for submission of life certificate in November each year by the pensioner. In order to facilitate submission of Life Certificate by pensioners, Para 15.2 is being amended to include provisions of Rule 343 of Central Treasury Rules(CTR) to be read as Para 15.2(i).

Para 15.2(i) states:

A pensioner who produces a life certificate in the prescribed form in Annexure -XVII signed by any person specified hereunder, however, is exempted from personal appearance- :

(i) A person exercising the powers of a Magistrate under the Criminal Procedure code;

(ii) A Registrar or Sub-Registrar appointed under Indian Registration Act;

(iii) A Gazetted Government servant;

(iv) A Police Officer not below the rank of Sub-Inspector in -charge of a Police Station;

(vi) A Class-I officer of the Reserve Bank of India, an officer (including Grade II officer) of the State Bank of India or of its subsidiary;

(vii) A pensioned Officer who, before retirement, exercised the powers of a magistrate;

(viii) A Justice of Peace;

(ix)A Block Development Officer, Munsif, Tehsildar or Naib Tehsildar;

(x) A Head of Village Panchayat, Gram Panchayat, Gaon Panchayat or an Executive Committee of a Village;

(xi) A Member of Parliament, of State legislatures or of legislatures of Union Territory Governments /Administrations.

(xii) Treasury Officer.

In the case of a pensioner drawing his pension through a Public Sector Bank the life certificate may be signed by an officer of a Public Sector Bank. In the case of a pensioner residing abroad and drawing his pension through any other bank included in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, the life certificate may be signed by an officer of the Bank, A pensioner get exemption from personal appearance subject to production of Life Certificate signed by the above mentioned officer of the bank.

A pensioner not resident in India in respect of whom his duly authorized agent produces a life certificate signed by a Magistrate, a Notary, a Banker or a Diplomatic Representative of India is exempted from special appearance.

The contents of the Para 15.1 (P-11 of Scheme Booklet 4th Edition, 3rd Dec. 2004) stands unaltered.

It is requested that vide publicity and circulation be given to all the branches of your bank for strict compliance.

This has the concurrence of O/O Controller General of Accounts vide its U.O.No.1(7)(4)/2010/TA/171 dated 18th April 2011 and U.O. No.1(7)/CPAO/Scheme Book/2005/TA/254 dt. 28.06.2011.

(H.Atheli)

Dy. Controller of Accounts

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Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure

Central Pension Accounting Office

Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place

New Delhi

CPAO/Tech/Grievances/2010-11/

30-06-2011

To

All General Manager

Nodal Officer

Circular

Subject: Amendment to Annexure XVIII-(P-46 of Scheme Booklet 4th Edition, 3rd Dec. 2004)

Reference is invited to Annexure XVIII-(P-46 of Scheme Booklet 4th Edition, 3rd Dec. 2004) of Scheme Booklet- Non-Employment/Re-employment Certificate. The existing Serial No. at (B) & (C) may be read as (A) & (B).

This has the concurrence of O/o Controller General of, Accounts vide its(CGA’s U.O. No.-1(7)(1)2000/TA/377 dated 19.08.2003) & U.0. No.-1(7)/CPAO/Scheme Book/2005/TA/254 dt. 28.06.2011.

(H.Atheli)

Dy. Controller of Accounts

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