Personal appearance OF a pensioner to the PDA is must, once in a year in the month of November.
There are cases where the pensioner had already died, not informed to the PDA, the pension was being credited every months for years together, amounting to few laks.
In the past, the PDAs were not taking the Life certificate seriously/ not verified the existence(alive) of the pensioners. Some times, the pension was drawn by the relatives by fake means/ ATM cards etc.
There is a Rule that if the pension is not drawn for 12 months continuously, the pension will be stopped but the rule was not followed strictly by the PDAs. If it is stopped, then Revoking is a very difficult job. We have to approach Record office and the CDA , Allahabad, which may take very long time.
But, after creation of Centralized Pension Processing Centers(CPPC) in each Nationalised banks, all the DATAS of the pensioners are fed in to the computers including the last Life Certificate date. Hence, if we do not submit the Life certificate by the end of November , the Computer will automatically stop the pension payment.
To avoid such un pleasant happenings, all the veterans are requested to visit the Bank and submit the Life certificate in November every year.
Aged / bed ridden pensioners , not able to travel can, obtain a Doctors Certificate with reg.No.and submit to the Bank.
In respect of Pensioners drawing pension through DPDOs, they can either personally appear for identification or send Life Certificate obtained from the Bank through which they are drawing pension to DPDO.
Pensioners Residing out side India are required to produce Life Certificate counter signed by the Indian Embasy/ Indian High commission.
Dear Veteran brothers, please discuss among yourselves / enquire each other whether they have submitted the Life Certificate in this month to avoid un- necessary harassments/ financial hardship .