In a release dated December 31, 2021 the Department of Pension and Pensioners' welfare has provided a new notification as per which the deadline for submission of life certificate has been extended to February 28, 2022. The relief has been extended to central government pensioners.
"In view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in various states and keeping in view of the vulnerability of elderly population to Corona Virus, it has now been decided to extend the existing timeline of 31.12.2021 for submission of Life Certificate for all age group of pensioners. Now, all Central Government pensioners may submit Life Certificate till 28.02.2022".
"During this extended period, the pension will be continued to be paid by the Pension Disbursing Authorities (PDAs) uninterrupted. 3. The above measures are expected to avoid rush at branches and maintain covid-19 appropriate behaviour, while obtaining Life Certificates. PDAs shall also ensure proper arrangements and social distancing measures at the branches and prevent overcrowding. 4. All Pension Disbursing Authorities are requested to take note of this Office Memorandum for compliance and give wide publicity to the same amongst the pensioners. 5. This issues with the approval of the competent authority", the release added.