New Delhi: In a major relief to central government pensioners amid the coronavirus pandemic, the date for submission of Life Certificate has been extended up to 28 February 2021, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Sunday.
“This decision has been taken considering all the sensitivities to avoid pandemic risk emanating from gathering of crowds at the pension disbursing banks,” said Singh, the Minister of State for Personnel.
Last month, the retirement fund body, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation extended the deadline for Life Certificate submission to 28 February.
The statement released by Ministry of Labour and Employment said, “Due to the vulnerability of the elderly population to coronavirus, EPFO has extended the time limit up to February 28, 2021, for submission of Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan Patra-JPP) in respect of the pensioners drawing pension under Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) 1995 and whose Life Certificate is due in any month till Feyou bruary 28, 2021.”
The annual Life Certificate is mandatory for the continuation of pension.