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EPFO extends time limit for pensioners up to Feb 28 for submission of JPP

EPFO extends time limit  for pensioners up to Feb 28 for submission of JPP

New Delhi, Nov 28 (UNI) In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the vulnerability of elderly
population to the deadly virus, the EPFO has extended the time limit up to February 28, 2021 for submission of Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan Patra) in respect of the Pensioners drawing pension under the EPS 1995 and whose Life certificate is due in any month till February 28, 2021.
Presently, a Pensioner can submit the JPP anytime during the year up to November 30, which is valid for a period of one year from the date of issue, the Ministry of Labour and Employment said in a statement here on Saturday.
All such pensioners can submit Life Certificate till February 28, 2021. Multiple modes for submission of JPPs, including 3.65 lakh Common Service Centres (CSCs), Branches of Pension Disbursing Banks, 1.36 lakh post offices, Postal Network of 1.90 lakh Postmen and Grameen Dak Sevaks under the Department of Post can be availed by the pensioners.
Pensioners can use the link for locating the nearest CSCs (https://locator.csccloud.in/) and for placing online request to Post Offices for submission of JPPs from the comfort of their home (http:cc.cept.gov.in/covid/request.aspx).
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar, while lauding the efforts of the EPFO, said the organisation has done a commendable work in helping the pensioners by way of simplifying procedures and giving a big push to Digital India drive.
By extending the time limit up to February 28, 2021 for submission of JPP, EPFO has benefited 35 lakh pensioners, the Union Minister noted.
He said during this extended period, pensions will not be stopped in respect of these 35 lakh pensioners, who could not submit their JPP during November, 2020.
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