GOVENMENT OF INDIA,
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
Trikool-II Bhikjl Cama Place, New Delhi-110066
ATTENTION: Central Civil Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Authorised
Pension Disbursing Banks
1. The Life Certificate has to be submitted by the pensioner/family
pensioner lo any Branch Manager of Pension Paying Bank in the months of
November each year. The scheme booklet (4th edition, 3 Dec 2004) detailing
the “Scheme for Payment of Pensions to Central Government Civil Pensioners
through Authorised Bank’s has been amended to include para 15.2 (i) which
provides for an exemption from personal appearance of the pensioner in the
bank. The same is quoted below for ready reference of all concerned.
“A pensioner who produces a life certificate in the prescribed form in,
Annexure-XVII (given below) signed by any person specified hereunder,
however, is exempted from personal appearance:
i. A person exercising the powers of a Magistrate under the Criminal
ii. A Registrar or Sub-Registrar appointed under Indian Registration Act.
iii. A Gazetted Government servant:
iv. A Police Officer not below the rank of Sub-Inspector in-charge of a
v. A Class-I Officer of the Reserve Bank of India an officer (including
Grade II officer) of the State Bank of India or of its subsidiary:
vi. A pensioned Officer who, before retirement, exercised the powers of a
vii. A Justice of Peace:
viii. A Block Development Officer, Munsif, Tehsildar or Naib Tehsìldar:
ix. A Head of Village Panchayat. Gram Panchayat Gaori Panchayat or an
Executive Committee of a Village;
x. A Member of Parliament, of State legislatures or of legislatures of Union
xi. Treasury Officer.
It is further stated that in the case of a pensioner drawing his pension
through a Public Sector Bank the life certificate may be signed by an
officer of a Public Sector Bank. In the case of a pensioner residing abroad
and drawing his pension through any other bank included in the Second
Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act. 1934, the life certificate may be
signed by an officer of the Bank. A pensioner not resident in India in
respect of whom his duty authorised agent produces a life certificate signed
by a Magistrate, a Notary, a Banker or a Diplomatic Representative of India
is exempted from special appearance.
It is requested that all banks may give the above wide publicity and
circulate to all the branches for strict compliance and for information to
(To be submitted by Pensioner once a year in November)
Certified that I have
(Name of Pensioner) holder of
Pension Payment Order No.
____________________________________________________ and that he/she is
alive on this date.
Name : ___________________________
Place : ___________________________
Designation of Authorised Officer
Chief Controller (Pensions)
Life Certificate has to be submitted by the pensioner.
Reviewed by Jagadheesan Sadasivam
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