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Life Certificate – Exemption from Personal Appearance: Attention for Family Pensioners and Central Govt Pensioners

The Life Certificate has to be submitted by the pensioner/family pensioner lo any Branch Manager of Pension Paying Bank in the months of November each year. The scheme booklet (4th edition, 3 Dec 2004) detailing the “Scheme for Payment of Pensions to Central Government Civil Pensioners through Authorised Bank’s has been amended to include para 15.2 (i) which provides for an exemption from personal appearance of the pensioner in the bank. The same is quoted below for ready reference of all concerned.

ANNEXURE-XVII
LIFE CERTIFICATE
(To be submitted by Pensioner once a year in November)

Certified that I have seen 

the pensioner Shri./Smt./Ms._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   (Name of Pensioner)
holder of Pension Payment Order No. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  and that he/she is
alive on this date.

Name : ___________________________
Place :  ___________________________
Designation of Authorised Officer

Chief Controller (Pensions)

NOTIFICATION
GOVENMENT OF INDIA, 
MINISTRY OF
FINANCE
 
DEPARTMENT OF
EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE 
Trikool-II Bhikjl
Cama Place, New Delhi-110066

ATTENTION:
Central Civil Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Authorised Pension Disbursing
Banks

1. The Life Certificate has to be submitted by the pensioner/family pensioner
lo any Branch Manager of Pension Paying Bank in the months of November each
year. The scheme booklet (4th edition, 3 Dec 2004) detailing the “Scheme
for Payment of Pensions to Central Government Civil Pensioners through
Authorised Bank’s has been amended to include para 15.2 (i) which provides for
an exemption from personal appearance of the pensioner in the bank. The same is
quoted below for ready reference of all concerned.
“A pensioner who produces a life certificate in the
prescribed form in, Annexure-XVII (given below) signed by any person specified
hereunder, however, is exempted from personal appearance:
i. A
person exercising the powers of a Magistrate under the Criminal Procedure code:
ii. A
Registrar or Sub-Registrar appointed under Indian Registration Act.
iii. A
Gazetted Government servant:
iv. A
Police Officer not below the rank of Sub-Inspector in-charge of a Police
Station:
v. A
Class-I Officer of the Reserve Bank of India an officer (including Grade II
officer) of the State Bank of India or of its subsidiary:
vi. A
pensioned Officer who, before retirement, exercised the powers of a magistrate:
vii. A
Justice of Peace:
viii. A
Block Development Officer, Munsif, Tehsildar or Naib Tehsìldar:
ix. A
Head of Village Panchayat. Gram Panchayat Gaori Panchayat or an Executive
Committee of a Village;
x. A
Member of Parliament, of State legislatures or of legislatures of Union
Territory Governments/Administrations;
xi.
Treasury Officer.
It is
further stated that in the case of a pensioner drawing his pension through a
Public Sector Bank the life certificate may be signed by an officer of a Public
Sector Bank. In the case of a pensioner residing abroad and drawing his pension
through any other 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 not resident in India in respect of whom his duty authorised agent
produces a life certificate signed by a Magistrate, a Notary, a Banker or a
Diplomatic Representative of India is exempted from special appearance.
It is
requested that all banks may give the above wide publicity and circulate to all
the branches for strict compliance and for information to pensioners.

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  • Giridhar Koppikar 10 years ago

    why personal appearance should be exempted for pensioners