Extension of time period for submission of Life Certificate by Central Government pensioners till December 31, 2021: DOP&PW OM dated 01.12.2021
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
8 Floor, Janpath Bhawan,
Janpath, New Delhi,
Dated the 1st December, 2021
Sub: Extension of time period for submission of Life Certificate by Central Government pensioners till December 31, 2021.
The undersigned is directed to mention that every Central Government Retired Employee is required to submit life certificate in the month of November for continuation of his/her pension. It has been observed that a large number of Central Government pensioners physically visit bank branch for this purpose.
2. In view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in various states and keeping in view of the vulnerability of elderly population to Corona Virus, it has now been decided to extend the existing timeline for submission of Life Certificate for all age group of pensioners from 30/11/2021 onwards. Now, all Central Government pensioners may submit Life Certificate till 31st December, 2021. During this extended period, the pension will be continued to be paid by the Pension Disbursing Authorities (PDAs) uninterrupted.
3. The above measures are expected to avoid rush at branches and maintain covid-19 appropriate behavior, while obtaining Life Certificates. PDAs shall also ensure proper arrangements and social distancing measures at the branches and prevent overcrowding.
4. All Pension Disbursing Authorities are requested to take note of this Office Memorandum for compliance and give wide publicity to the same amongst the pensioners.
5. This issues with the approval of the competent authority.
(Ashok Kumar Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India