The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation, the retirement fund body of India, in March 2017 extended the last date for submission of digital life certificate through Jeevan Pramaan Patra (JPP) up to 31 March 2017 under Employees' Pension Scheme (EPS).
Earlier the last date was 28th February 2017. An official release said, members and pensioners of the EPS are required to furnish Aadhaar number by the end of March 2017.
The date of submission of the Aadhaar–authenticated Jeevan Pramaan as life certificate was extended as several pensioners failed to submit their life certificates for the continuation of drawal of their pension.
An official release said, members and pensioners of the EPS are required to furnish Aadhaar number by the end of this month.
Highlights of the notification
• It said, in case a member has not been allotted Aadhaar number, a copy of Aadhaar enrolment ID slip is sufficient for settlement of the claim under EPS.
• It said Aadhaar number is not required in case a member of pension scheme having less than 10 years of service chooses to withdraw by making an application.
Jeevan Pramaan- an Aadhar based Digital Life Certificate for pensioners
The Aadhaar-based digital life certificate named Jeevan Pramaan was launched for pensioners in November 2014. This certificate was launched with an aim to help crore of pensioners in getting the benefits of pension by producing life certificates each year in a digital instead of the physical life certificate.
Before the launch of this digital life certificate, the pensioners were supposed to present themselves before the Pension Disbursing Agency or used to submit a Life Certificate issued by authorities specified by the Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO).