Pensioners under the Employee Pension Scheme (EPS) can now submit their life certificates without the Aadhaar cards or the fingerprint verification, the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) clarified on Tuesday.
While issuing alternate instructions to the banks and post offices, EPFO said that pensioners facing problems in submitting Jeevan Pramaan due to non-availability of 12-digit unique identity number or failed fingerprint verification, should be allowed to give paper life certificates so that the monthly payment is not affected.
Jeevan Pramaan is an Aadhaar-based digital life certificate for pensioners under central, state governments or any other government organisation. Many pensioners have reportedly complained that they are facing problems in getting the Jeevan Pramaan due to non-availability of Aadhar cards or wearing out of their fingerprints.
EPFO has also listed a couple of alternative mechanism for those who don't have a Jeevan Pramaan: