Providing breather to its around 50 lakh pensioners
amid difficulties being faced by banks due to demonetisation, retirement fund body Employees' Provident Fund Organisation
(EPFO) has extended the last date for submission of life certificate
till January 15.
has directed its over 120 field offices that the last date for submission of life certificate
is extended till January 15, 2017," a senior official told Press Trust of India
"The decision is in line with the central government's move to extend the date for submission of life certificate
till January 15, 2017," he said.
"The decision is taken in view of heavy workload in banks due to demonetisation. Now pensioners
are also allowed to submit their life certificate
at over two lakh common service centres across the country," the official explained.
also accepts life certificate
through Jeevan Pramaan software application through mobile phones. Besides the pensioners
can use over two lakh common service centres across the country to submit their life certificates.
Earlier this month, the central government had extended the date of submission of life certificate
for its pensioners
till January 15, 2017.
runs three social security scheme — Employees' Provident Fund 1952, Employees' Pension Scheme 1995 and Employees' Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme 1976 to provide provident fund, pension and group term insurance to its over four crore subscribers.