Timeline for Submission of Life Certificate

  • All Central Government pensioners can submit Life Certificate from 1st November, 2020 to 31st December 2020.
  • Earlier this used to be only for the month of November for maintaining continuity of Pension.
  • However, the pensioners in the age group of 80 years and above, can submit Life Certificate from 1st October, 2020 to 31st December, 2020.
  • During this extended period, the pension will be continued to be paid by the Pension Disbursing Authorities (PDAs) uninterrupted.
  • As per RBI notification dated January 9, 2020, which permits Video based Customer Identification Process (V-CIP) as a consent based alternate method of establishing the customer’s identity,
    • Pension Disbursing Banks have been also asked to explore the said methodology for obtaining a Life Certificate from the pensioner,
    • To the extent permitted by RBI guidelines, in order to avoid rush at the branches.
  • The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has been promoting the Digital Life Certificate which can be given from the comfort of one’s home also.