Acknowledgement to be issued on receipt of Life certificate

NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT &Tech/Scheme Booklet/2015-16/1666


Office Memorandum

Subject:-Modification in the format of Life Certificate —Issue of Acknowledgement to Pensioners.

Attention is invited to this office OM No.CPAO/Tech/Simplification/2012-13/325 dated-18.02.2013 directing the banks to allow pensioners/family pensioners to submit the life certificates as well as other certificates to any branch of the bank through which their pension are being disbursed. In this context, several instances of stoppage of payment of pensions have been reported citing non-receipt of life certificate even though the pensioners had submitted their life certificates to the bank, due to misplacement of the life certificate at the bank branches concerned. Instances of some pension paying banks not accepting life certificates given to them by pensioners and directing pensioners to submit the life certificate to CPPC have also been reported causing great inconvenience to pensioners, which results- in either stoppage of payment of pension or delay in payment of pension.

In this context, to alleviate the hardship faced by the pensioners, RBI has also instructed all the Agency Banks handling government pension payment, vide Notification No.RBI/2014-15/ 587 DGBA. GAD No. H-5013/ 45.01.001/2014-15 dated-07.05.2015 that on receipt of life certificate submitted in physical form, banks to issue duly signed acknowledgement to the pensioners and to enter the same in their CBS immediately and issue a system generated receipt to serve the twin purpose of acknowledgement to the pensioners as well as real- time updation of records.

To facilitate the bank authorities, CPAO has prescribed a modified format of life certificate providing therewith acknowledgement of the receipt of the life certificate vide Correction Slip No.24 to the Scheme for Payment of Pensions to Central Government Civil Pensioners by Authorized Banks. The acknowledgement is a part of the format of Life Certificate, which can be detached and given to the pensioner by the receiving bank. The format (Annexure) has been circulated to all concerned and the same has been made available on CPAO’s” at the link “For Banks”→ Guidelines for Master data.

The Chairmen/Chief Executive Directors of Authorised Banks are requested to ensure that their paying branches follow the above instructions scrupulously without fail.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority

Encl:- As above

(Vijay Singh)
Sr.Accounts Officer (IT&Tech)


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1 thought on “Acknowledgement to be issued on receipt of Life certificate”

  1. Sir, I want to draw your kind attention towards the fact that when any Govt servant either superannuates or takes VRS then a Book containing vital info of PPO etc is issued. In today’s times why one plastic card with photo, retired designation, pension ain’t, retiring payscale, name of bank with branch where pension is credited with account number Can’t be issued on payment of say Rs 200/- onetime payment, to pensioner, with his contact address, cell phone number, blood group, CGHS card number and names of dependents on the reverse of the card. This card be called, pensioner card, and also used for his whole identity, senior citizen benefits availing facility if any. This can be done in same manner as done for Registration certificate of any vehicle in transport deptt of Govt. This will give centralized details, at one place and show modern effect, and avoid the carrying of a book like school report card as in the 60s. Please ponder and get it done from Dopt and Min of FIN. Must be revised and implemented in 6months.thanks

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