Mysuru: At present pensioners are required to submit Digital Jeevan Pramaan/Life Certificate in the month of November each year to continue to draw pension. This provision has been examined in the light of the difficulties faced by pensioners and heavy work load of field offices in November.
This activity affects the normal functioning of the offices apart from generating large number of grievances on account of stoppage of pension. Also, in case of belated submission of Life Certificate it remains valid only for a few months upto November.
Henceforth, the system of submission of Life Certificate/ Jeevan Pramaan by Employees Pension Scheme (EPS),1995 pensioners in November in each year may be replaced by a system of submission of Life Certificate after a year from the date of submission of last Life Certificate.
Accordingly, pensioners will have to submit the Life Certificate/ Jeevan Pramaan in the same month during next year failing which pension will be stopped from the succeeding month, according to a press release from Mukesh Kumar, Regional PF Commissioner-I (Pension).