Submission of Life Certificate/ digital Jeevan Pramaan by Pensioners under EPS 1995 (using Jeevan Pramaan Patra software application)
A) Due Date further Extended by EPFO from 30 Apr. 2017 to 30 Sept. 2017 in the case of North Eastern States
Various references have been received by EPFO citing difficulties in submission of Aadhaar along with Pension Claims in the case of North Eastern States (like Assam, etc.) as the Aadhaar Enrollment process is not yet substantial there, leading to issues in settlement of pension claims.
Therefore, the EPFO has decided that Aadhaar may not be insisted for pension claims in Form 10D for EPS members working in establishments located in the North Eastern states till 30 Sept. 2017.
A1) Due Date further Extended by EPFO from 31 Mar. 2017 to 30 Apr. 2017
EPFO has further extended the last date for submission of life certificate/ jeevan pramaan from 31 Mar. 2017 to 30 Apr. 2017 for pensioners of the EPS 1995 Scheme desirous of continuing the benefits there-under, i.e. pensioners those who fail to submit digital/ physical Jeevan Pramaan patra will be unable to get pension from May 2017 till compliance.
Further, EPFO has provided that in case the pensioner is not able to submit the Jeevan Pramaan Patra/Life Certificate in digital form, then the same may be submitted in paper/ physical form along with clarification about
the reasons for not submitting the same in digital form, which may be accepted on valid grounds.
B) Due Date Extended by EPFO from 28 Feb. 2017 to 31 Mar. 2017
EPFO has again extended the last date for submission of Digital Life Certificate from 28 Feb. 2017 to 31 Mar. 2017 (through Jeevan Pramaan Patra software application), in view of the fact that many pensioners are yet to submit Aadhaar authenticated Jeevan Pramaan as life certificate for continuation of drawal of pension.
Members and pensioners of the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 are now required to furnish Aadhaar number by 31 Mar. 2017. In case a member has not been allotted Aadhaar Number, a copy of Aadhaar Enrollment ID slip is required to be attached for settlement of claim under EPS, 1995, i.e. for pension processing/ monthly pension payments. Aadhaar number however is not required in cases where a member of pension scheme having less than 10 years of service, chooses to withdraw, by making an application in Form 10-C.
C) Due Date Extended by EPFO from 15 Jan. 2017 to 28 Feb. 2017
EPFO has further extended the last date for submission of digital life certificate from 15 Jan. 2017 to 28 Feb. 2017 to help them get their pension account linked with Aadhaar, in line with new requirement of linking pension account with Aadhaar, i.e. submission of digital life certificate. EPFO has already done away with the practice of accepting hard copies of life certificate through banks, i.e. now pensioners are required to provide life certificate digitally either through their mobile phone (through jeevan pramaan software application) or at common service centres or at bank branches providing the facility.
D) Due Date Extended by EPFO from 30 Nov. 2016 to 15 Jan. 2017
FinMin Press Release dt. 13 Nov. 2016 (Item No. 15)
The EPFO has decided to extend the due date/ last date for submission of the ‘annual life certificate’ or say ‘jeevan pramaan patra’ for the Government pensioners under EPS, from 30 Nov. 2016 to 15 Jan. 2017. The same has been done keeping in view the fact that due to exchange of old currency, the banking system will stay overloaded upto 31 Dec. 2016.
It may be noted that submission of ‘life certificate’ or ‘jeevan pramaan patra’ is one of the major requirements for the pensioners post their retirement from government service.