New Delhi, Feb 2: Union Minister of State PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh announced doorstep Life Certificate facility for Pensioners & the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare has, vide an official circular, issued directions to all the Pension disbursing Banks to send SMSs / e-mails to all their Pensioners on 24th October, 1st November, 15th November and 25th November every year reminding them to submit their Annual Life Certificate by 30th November.
However, the Bank, in addition, will also ask such pensioners through SMS / e-mail as to whether they are interested in submitting their Life Certificate through doorstep service, for a charge not exceeding Rs. 60.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that it was always unpleasant to see elderly Pensioners struggling to submit their Annual Life Certificate, either because they were unable to reach the concerned Bank branch or did not have the facility to send a proof through biometric digital means.
He said, as per the new arrangement, a Pensioner would not have to undergo any inconvenience for submitting the Annual Life Certificate. On the contrary, the concerned branch of Bank will make arrangements to procure the same from the Pensioner from his residence, either physically or through digital means.