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Provident Fund office spreads awareness on Digital Life Certificate

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Jamshedpur: The Mango-based regional Provident Fund office has embarked on a drive to make pensioners aware about Digital Life Certificate for pension disbursement.The office caters to three districts of Kolhan.

Regional PF commissioner Ashok Kumar said one of the main requisites for the pensioners after their retirement, was to provide life certificates to the authorised pension disbursing agencies like banks, following which their pension get credited to their account.

” Out of 57, 000 beneficiaries in our jurisdiction comprising three districts of Kolhan (East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan) 15,000 of them are deprived of pensions for various reasons. November 1 to December 31 is the window period during which pensioners should obtain their Digital Life Certificate in order to continue to get their pensions,” said Kumar.

One of the major requisite for the pensioners post their retirement from service, is to provide life certificates to the authorized pension disbursing agencies like Banks,Post offices etc., following which their pension is credited to their account. In order to get this life certificate the individual drawing the pension is required to either personally present oneself before the Pension Disbursing Agency or have the Life Certificate issued by authority where they have served earlier and have it delivered to the disbursing agency.

Digital Life Certificate for Pensioners Scheme of the Government of India known as Jeevan Pramaan seeks to address this very problem by digitizing the whole process of securing the life certificate. It aims to streamline the process of getting this certificate and making it hassle free and much easier for the pensioners. With this initiative the pensioners requirement to physically present himself/herself in front of the disbursing agency or the certification authority will become a thing of the past benefiting the pensioners in a huge way and cutting down on unnecessary logistical hurdles.

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