In a statement on Thursday, the Ministry of Labour & Employment said that Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has partnered with Common Service Centre (CSC) to provide the facility to submit Digital Jeevan Pramaan, considering the challenging times of COVID-19 pandemic.
"By leveraging the last mile network of over 3.65 lakh Common Services Centers, EPFO provides its 65 lakh pensioners facility to submit Digital Jeevan Pramaan closer to their residence," the ministry said.
EPS pensioners are required to submit the Jeevan Pramaan/Life certificate each year to continue to draw a pension.
"In addition to CSC centers, EPS pensioners can also submit Jeevan Pramaan through 135 regional offices and 117 district offices and pension disbursing banks. A multi agency model adopted by EPFO empowers EPS pensioners with choice and autonomy to select the service delivery agency as per their convenience," the ministry added.
Over three months ago, the ministry had allowed EPS pensioners to submit Digital Jeevan Pramaan at any time during the year as per their convenience. The life certificate will remain valid for one year from the date of submission.
Earlier, the pensioners were required to submit the Jeevan Pramaan in the month of November.