NRI/Family Pensioners must submit an annual life certificate every year

Submission of Annual Life Certificate for pensioners/family pensioners living abroad

Submission of Annual Life Certificate for NRI Pensioners/Family Pensioners

No. 1(8)/2021-P&PW(H)-7468
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare

8th Floor, B-Wing,
Janpath Bhawan, Janpath,
New Delhi-110001
Dated:- 22nd September, 2021

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Submission of Annual Life Certificate for pensioners / family pensioners living abroad.

Every Central Government pensioner/family pensioner has to submit Annual Life Certificate in the month of November for further continuation of pension/family pension. In the case of a pensioner/family pensioner residing abroad, the following methods are available for submission of life certificate –

  • i. In the case of a pensioner/family pensioner residing abroad and drawing his pension/family pension through any bank included in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, the life certificate may be signed by an officer of the Bank. A pensioner/family pensioner gets exemption from personal appearance subject to production of Life Certificate signed by the above mentioned officer of the bank
  • ii. A pensioner/family pensioner not residing in India in respect of whom his duty authorized agent produces a life certificate signed by a Magistrate. a Notary, a Banker or a Diplomatic Representative of India is exempted from personal appearance.
  • iii. Pensioner/family pensioner can also provide Digital Life Certificate online through Aadhaar based biometric authentication system. https://ieevanpramaan.gov.in/
  • (No. 14.3-CERTIFICATES TO BE FURNISHED BY THE PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS Pg 38 SCHEME FOR PAYMENT OF PENSIONS TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVIL PENSIONERS by AUTHORISED BANKS (Fifth Edition, July 2021)
  • iv. In case of NRI pensioners/family pensioners who are unable to come to India for personal identification, pension/family pension may be allowed on the basis of a Certificate to be issued by an authorized official of the Indian Embassy/High Commission of India or Consul of Indian Consulate in the country where the pensioner/family pensioner is residing. This certificate is to be issued on verification of Pensioner/Family Pensioner on the basis of photograph pasted in the PPO or on the basis of photograph pasted on the Passport or any other such document.
  • v. In case the pensioner/family pensioner is unable to visit the Embassy of India/Consulate, he/she may submit requisite documents by post to the Embassy/Consulate, including Doctor’s Certificate showing the pensioner’s/family pensioner’s inability to present himself/herself in person. Embassy of India/High Commission/ Indian Consulate may also assist pensioners/family pensioners in submission of the Life Certificate.

(No. 16 -Payment of Pension to NRI Pensioners pg.44 SCHEME FOR PAYMENT OF PENSIONS To CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVIL PENSIONERS By AUTHORISED BANKS (Fifth Edition, July 2021)

Sd/-
(Rajesh Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Submission of Annual Life Certificate for pensioners/family pensioners living abroad

Submission of Annual Life Certificate for NRI Pensioners/Family Pensioners

No. 1(8)/2021-P&PW(H)-7468
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare

8th Floor, B-Wing,
Janpath Bhawan, Janpath,
New Delhi-110001
Dated:- 22nd September, 2021

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Submission of Annual Life Certificate for pensioners / family pensioners living abroad.

Every Central Government pensioner/family pensioner has to submit Annual Life Certificate in the month of November for further continuation of pension/family pension. In the case of a pensioner/family pensioner residing abroad, the following methods are available for submission of life certificate –

  • i. In the case of a pensioner/family pensioner residing abroad and drawing his pension/family pension through any bank included in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, the life certificate may be signed by an officer of the Bank. A pensioner/family pensioner gets exemption from personal appearance subject to production of Life Certificate signed by the above mentioned officer of the bank
  • ii. A pensioner/family pensioner not residing in India in respect of whom his duty authorized agent produces a life certificate signed by a Magistrate. a Notary, a Banker or a Diplomatic Representative of India is exempted from personal appearance.
  • iii. Pensioner/family pensioner can also provide Digital Life Certificate online through Aadhaar based biometric authentication system. https://ieevanpramaan.gov.in/
  • (No. 14.3-CERTIFICATES TO BE FURNISHED BY THE PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS Pg 38 SCHEME FOR PAYMENT OF PENSIONS TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVIL PENSIONERS by AUTHORISED BANKS (Fifth Edition, July 2021)
  • iv. In case of NRI pensioners/family pensioners who are unable to come to India for personal identification, pension/family pension may be allowed on the basis of a Certificate to be issued by an authorized official of the Indian Embassy/High Commission of India or Consul of Indian Consulate in the country where the pensioner/family pensioner is residing. This certificate is to be issued on verification of Pensioner/Family Pensioner on the basis of photograph pasted in the PPO or on the basis of photograph pasted on the Passport or any other such document.
  • v. In case the pensioner/family pensioner is unable to visit the Embassy of India/Consulate, he/she may submit requisite documents by post to the Embassy/Consulate, including Doctor’s Certificate showing the pensioner’s/family pensioner’s inability to present himself/herself in person. Embassy of India/High Commission/ Indian Consulate may also assist pensioners/family pensioners in submission of the Life Certificate.

(No. 16 -Payment of Pension to NRI Pensioners pg.44 SCHEME FOR PAYMENT OF PENSIONS To CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVIL PENSIONERS By AUTHORISED BANKS (Fifth Edition, July 2021)

Sd/-
(Rajesh Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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