Defence pensioners must complete the Life Certificate Process before February 20th, 2023 in order to continue receiving their pensions. Failure to do so will result in suspension of pension until the process is completed.
All Defence Pensioners drawing Pension through System for Pension Administration (Raksha) or SPARSH have been requested to complete their Annual Identification/Life Certification by 20th February, 2023. This is a statutory requirement in order to ensure continued and timely credit of the monthly pension. The Ministry of Defence had previously approved an extension of three months for banks’ pensioners who migrated to SPARSH and whose identification was due in November 2022. Currently, 3,19,366 Defence pensioners drawing pensions through SPARSH have not completed their Annual Identification yet; thus it is essential that they do so before the deadline.
Annual Identification/Life Certification can be done online or via the Jeevan Pramaan Face App for Android Users. Pensioners of SPARSH may log in to https://sparsh.defencepension.gov.in/, opting for either a manual life certificate (MLC) signed by an authorized signatory or an Aadhaar based Digital Life Certificate (DLC). Alternatively, pensioners may visit their nearest Common Service Centres (CSCs), DPDO, Defence Accounts Department Service Centre, SBI, PNB, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank service centres to complete their Annual Identification/Life Certification.
SPARSH is a web-based system created by the Ministry of Defense to process pension claims and directly credit pensions into bank accounts of defence pensioners without any external intermediary. Pensioners who have completed their identification can check the status on SPARSH portal. Legacy Pensioner (pre-2016 Retiree) can perform life certification as was being done in previous years, selecting respective Sanctioning Authority and Disbursing Authority as per their pension disbursing bank/DPDO etc. The system provides easy validation and rectification of data with assured accuracy, eliminating multiple visits to the pension offices for verification purposes.
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Also Check: Central Government Pay Matrix Table 2022 PDF
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