The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has provided several options for submitting Digital Life Certificates to over 67 lakh pensioners. This will help them continue to take advantage of social security benefits.
The Ministry of Labor stated that it is mandatory for all pensioners to submit a life certificate or digital life certificate for pension payments under the Employees Pension Scheme-1995 (EPS-95). The ministry said in a statement that in the current circumstances of Kovid-19, the pensioners of EPS-95 have provided many options for submitting digital life certificates. They will get this facility near their home or at home.
Life certificates can be submitted through all these types or agencies and will be equally valid. Apart from the 135 Regional Offices and 117 District Offices of EPFO, pensioners of EPS-95 can submit digital life certificate to their pension paying bank and nearby post office. Apart from this, Digital Life Certificate is being distributed all over the country. More than 65 lakh Common Service Centers (CSCs) and Umang apps can also submit Digital Life Certificates. Recently India Post Payments Bank has started digital life certificate submission service for pensioners.