The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has prolonged the cut-off date for submission of lifestyles certificate through pensioners until February 28, a transfer which would get advantages over 35 lakh individuals who may no longer post the report through November because of coronavirus pandemic.
The pensioners who may no longer post their lifestyles certificate until November 30 cut-off date, would get pension each month until February.
“In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the vulnerability of elderly population to coronavirus, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has extended the time limit up to 28th February 2021 for submission of Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan Patra-JPP) in respect of the Pensioners drawing pension under EPS 1995 (Employees’ Pension Scheme-1995) and whose Life certificate is due in any month till February 28, 2021,” a labour ministry commentary stated.
Presently, a pensioner can post JPP anytime all the way through the yr as much as 30th November, which is legitimate for a duration of 1 yr from the date of factor.
All such pensioners can post lifestyles certificate until February 28, 2021.
During this prolonged duration, pension may not be stopped in appreciate of 35 lakh pensioners who may no longer post JPP all the way through November 2020, the ministry added.
Multiple modes for submission of JPPs together with 3.65 lakh Common Service Centres (CSCs), branches of pension disbursing banks, 1.36 lakh publish workplaces, postal community of one.90 lakh postmen and Grameen Dak Sevaks underneath the Department of Post can also be availed through pensioners.
(With Inputs from PTI)