New Delhi: The Staff’ Provident Fund Group (EPFO) has prolonged a number of choices for submission of digital life certificates by EPS pensioners. The initiatives will profit roughly 67 lakh EPS pensioners out of which about 21 lakh are widow/widower, kids, and orphan pensioners.
All pensioners of Staff’ Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS’95) are required to submit Jeevan Pramaan Patra (JPP) / Digital Life Certificates (DLC) annually to proceed drawing a pension, stated an official assertion.
Within the present state of affairs of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Staff’ Provident Fund Group (EPFO) has facilitated a number of choices for EPS pensioners to submit their DLC, near their dwelling or at their doorstep. The JPP submitted by means of all these modes/companies are equally legitimate, it stated.
EPS pensioners can now submit DLC at pension disbursing financial institution department and nearest submit places of work, and it may also be submitted at a nation-wide community of over 3.65 lakh Widespread Companies Facilities (CSC), moreover 135 regional places of work and 117 district places of work of EPFO. They’ll additionally submit DLC utilizing the UMANG app.
Notably, India Submit Funds Financial institution (IPPB) has lately launched the doorstep Digital Life Certificates (DLC) service for pensioners, who can now submit a web based request for availing doorstep DLC service on cost of a nominal payment.
A postman from the closest Submit Workplace will go to a pensioner and full the method of producing DLC on the dwelling of the pensioner solely.
As per contemporary pointers, the EPS pensioners can now submit DLC at any time through the yr, as per their comfort. The life certificates will stay legitimate for one yr from the date of submission of DLC. The pensioners who’ve been issued Pension Fee Order (PPO) in 2020 needn’t add JPP until the completion of 1 yr.
Earlier, all EPS pensioners have been required to submit the DLC within the month of November, however this induced difficulties for pensioners attributable to lengthy queues because it generated a rush for submission of Digital Life Certificates.
As senior residents are at the next danger for extreme sickness from Coronavirus, this pro-pensioner step has been taken to offer hassle-free social safety cowl to EPS pensioners.