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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Rendering of Life Certificate by ESM Pensioners : Gentle reminder during the month of November
You are required to
render a life certificateto the bank from where
you are drawing your pension. Submission of this Certificate is essential for
the bank to continue with disbursal of your pension.
This certificate can be submitted in any
branch of the bank, but please retain receipt of submitting the certificate.
Officers Authorised to sign Life Cerificates
: Life certificates issued/signed by one or other of the following
authorities/persons can be accepted:-
·A serving or pensioned person
exercising the powers of a Magistrate under the criminal procedure code (Act-V
·A registrar or sub-registrar appointed
under the Indian Registration Act 1908 (XVI of 1908).
·A Gazetted Officer.
·A police officer not below the rank of
Sub-Inspector in charge of Police station.
·Master, a Departmental Sub-Post Master
or an Inspector of Post Office.
·Officers of the Reserve Bank of India
and other PSBs in respect of pensioners drawing pension from Banks.
·The head of the village Panchayat, Gram
Panchayat or Head of an executive committee of a village.
·Retired Commissioned Officers of the Armed Forces
in respect of pension bill form IAFA-319 of Commissioned Officers, departmental
Officers and Warrant Officers.
Those veterans who are abroad may submit the
certificate to the local branch of the bank. The certificate is to be issued by
an authorised official of the embassy/High Commission of India/Indian
Consulates/Notary Public or an Officer of an Indian Authorised Bank attached to
its branch in the country where the pensioner is residing.
Personal appearance is exempted
under the following circumstances:-
to draw his/her pension through authorised agent, have to execute Indemnity
Bond, and to submit life certificate once in a year.
·Pensioners of rank
(high status) may be privately identified by PDA and he is not required to
appear at a public office.
by Local Govt. for personal appearance, have to produce life certificate in 6
to appear in person due to bodily illness or infirmity, have to submit life
certificates in 6 months.
and infirm pensioners, on production of life certificate.
who are not accustomed to appear in public, have to produce life certificate
and non-re-marriage certificate.
·Children owing to
illness and very young children have to produce life certificate signed by the
official of the Revenue department.
pensioners (ORs) re-employed in various institutions such as Railways, Mills or
private firms of Standing, etc. are to produce life certificate and authority
for payment through a representative.
pensioners (except mentioned above) are to produce life certificate.
living in Nepal or a pensioner in Bhutan and is physically unable to draw
pension in person, payment may be made through a Pension Disbursing Authority
in India or Indian Embassy, Nepal to a representative who produces the pensioner’s
pension certificate and life certificate on IAFA-409.
Pensioners residing in Pauri Garhwal and Chamoli districts are required to make
one journey with his representative to the Pension Disbursing Authority and
state personally to him that he desires his pension to be paid in future
through the representative. The PDA will record the identification mark of the
representative who will be permitted to draw the pension on production of
pensioner’s certificate and life certificate signed by either two male armed
force pensioners or by a pensioned Officer.
pension through Money order.
·If you are
unfortunately a wheel chair bound pensioner, then you can speak to your
branch manager to send someone to your home and get your Life Certificate
signed by you.