EPFO leverages CSC network for Jeevan Pramaan -Life Certificate; big relief for 65 lakh EPS pensioners

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Jun 12, 2020, 11:50 AM IST

In recognition of need to bring service delivery closer to the door steps of EPS pensioners, especially during the challenging times of COVID -19 Pandemic, the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has proactively partnered with Common Service Centre (CSC) to provide facility to submit Digital Jeevan Pramaan certificate. By leveraging the last mile network of over 3.65 lakh Common Services Centers, EPFO has provided its 65 lakh pensioners facility to submit Digital Jeevan Pramaan closer to their residence.  Photo: Reuters

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EPS Pensioners Jeevan Pramaan - Life certificate

EPS Pensioners Jeevan Pramaan - Life certificate

EPS pensioners are required to submit Jeevan Pramaan - Life certificate each year to continue to draw pension. The Ministry of Labour & Employment made an announcement about the same yesterday evening. Photo: Pixabay/Twitter

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CSC centers Plus More

CSC centers Plus More

In addition to CSC centers, EPS pensioners can also submit Jeevan Pramaan through 135 regional offices and 117 district offices and pension disbursing banks. A multi agency model adopted by EPFO empowers EPS pensioners with choice and autonomy to select the service delivery agency as per their convenience. Photo: Reuters

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Digital Jeevan Pramaan

Digital Jeevan Pramaan

Informing about the development the Ministry of Labour & Employment said in a statement, "A key policy change has been to allow EPS pensioners to submit Digital Jeevan Pramaan at any time during the year as per their convenience. The life certificate will remain valid for one year from date of submission. Earlier, the pensioners were required to submit the Jeevan Pramaan in the month of November. This resulted in difficulties faced by pensioners and generated a large number of grievances on account of stoppage of pension." Photo: IANS

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Hassle free social security cover

Hassle free social security cover

Th statement also explained, "Also, in case of belated submission of Life Certificate it remained valid only for a few months up to November. This pro pensioner step has been taken to provide hassle free social security cover to EPS pensioners." Photo: Reuters

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EPFO committed to financial independence of EPS pensioners

EPFO committed to financial independence of EPS pensioners

The statement went on to add that the EPFO is committed to facilitate financial independence of its 65 lakh EPS pensioners by ensuring timely disbursement of pension especially during the times of crisis. Photo: PTI