Acceptance of Life Certificates submitted through Messenger/ Post

All the Pension Disbursing Authorities are requested to accept the duly verified Life Certificates submitted through messenger/ post and should not insist upon the physical appearance of the Pensioners/ Family Pensioners in the Bank branches/ Treasuries.

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
Finance Department (Pension Branch)
Writers’ Buildings, Block-IV, 2nd Floor Kolkata – 700 001

No. 400-F (Pen) Dated, 18th November, 2020

CIRCULAR

Subject: Acceptance of duly filled and Certified Life Certificates to be submitted by the Pensioners/ Family Pensioners to the Bank Branch through messengers

As per existing rules the Pensioners/ Family Pensioners are required to submit Life Certificates duly verified by authorised persons in the months of November every year to the pension disbursing Bank/ Treasuries. Life Certificates can also be submitted digitally using the Aadhar based Jeevan Praman application.

In the current pandemic situation it is expected that many Pensioners/ Family Pensioners would refrain themselves from visiting the Bank branches/ Treasuries for verification of Life Certificates by the Bank/ Treasury Officials and at the same time it may not be possible for them to submit their Life Certificates digitally using the Jeevan Praman application. It may be expected that a large number of Pensioners may submit Life Certificates duly verified by authorised persons, physically to the pension disbursing Bank branches/ Treasuries, through messengers/ post.

Consequent upon the above noted situation, all the Pension Disbursing Authorities are requested to accept the duly verified Life Certificates submitted through messenger/ post and should not insist upon the physical appearance of the Pensioners/ Family Pensioners in the Bank branches/ Treasuries. Arrangement of Drop Boxes or Special Counters for the submission of the duly verified Life Certificates by the messengers need to be made in all the pension disbursing Bank branches/ Treasuries.

List of officers/ persons authorised to verify the Life Certificates

  1. Group-‘A’ officers of Central/ State Government;
  2. Officers of Reserve Bank of India/ Public Sector Bank;
  3. Registrar or Sub-Registrar appointed under Indian Registration Act, 1908;
  4. Police Officer not below the rank of Sub-Inspector, in charge of a Police Station;
  5. Post Master/ Departmental Sub-Post Master/ Inspector of Post Office;
  6. Head of Gram Panchayet/ Panchayet Samity/ Zilla Prisad;
  7. Head of any Non-Government School/ College;
  8. Any Registered Medical Practitioner;
  9. M.P./ M.L.A./ Councillor/ Chairman of any Municipal Corporation and
  10. Managing Director/ Director/ Ex Director of any State or Central PSUs.

Sd /- S. Acharyya
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal

No. 400-F dated 18.11.2020, Source

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