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Life Certificate

Life Certificate is an essential document for pensioners which must be submitted to the pension disbursing authority or bank every month as a proof that the pensioner is alive.

Submission of Life Certificate for Pensioners from Smartphone


Introduction of Submission of Life Certificate from Home by using only a Smartphone through Face Authentication for the Pensioners/ Family Pensioners Drawing Pension from Treasuries of West Bengal.

Extension of Last Date for Submission of Life Certificate


In view of the ongoing COVID – 19 pandemic and the vulnerability of the elderly persons to Corona virus, the Governor has now been pleased to order that in the current year all the Pensioners/ Family Pensioners may submit Life Certificate to the Treasuries/ Pension Disbursing Banks, as the case may be, till 28.02.2021.

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.

Who are authorized to Verify Life Certificates?


As per West Bengal Treasury Rule the Pensioners/ Family Pensioners are required to submit Life Certificates duly verified by authorized persons in the month of November every year to the pension disbursing Bank/ Treasuries.

Facility for Submission of Life Certificate through Digital Mode


Introduction of facility for submission of Life Certificate through Digital mode for the Pensioners/ Family Pensioners drawing Pension through the Treasuries of West Bengal.

Last Date of Submission of Annual Life Certificate


Last date of submission of life certificate by all categories of pensioners/ Family pensioners is hereby extended from 15th November, 2016 to 15th January, 2017.

Life Certificate of a Pensioner/ Family Pensioner under SED

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A Pensioner/ Family Pensioner is required to attend personally at least once in a year unless he/she is incapacitated on account of bodily illness or infirmity in which case production of a “LIFE-CERTIFICATE” is necessary.