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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.
"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.
EPFO 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.
The EPFO 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.