Union Minister Jitendra Singh said, “This decision has been taken after considering all the sensitive aspects including avoiding congestion and pandemic danger in pension sharing banks.”
In the midst of the covid-19 epidemic, the government has extended the last date for submission of life certificates till February 28, giving great relief to the pensioners of the central government. Union Minister Jitendra Singh announced this on Sunday. The Minister of State for Personnel said, “This decision has been taken after considering all the sensitive aspects including avoiding congestion and pandemic risk in pension sharing banks.”
Apart from this, a special window has been arranged for pensioners above 80 years of age to collect life proof from October 1 to avoid congestion.
Singh said that it is mandatory to submit a life certificate every year to continue the pension. He said that the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare has recently taken an innovative decision to involve the Postal Payments Bank of India to submit digital life certificates.