Life Certificate Sparsh Pensioners Getting Pension in SBI Status
In India, pensioners are required to submit a Life Certificate every year in order to receive their pension. The purpose of this certificate is to ensure that the pensioner is still alive and is eligible to receive the pension. Pensioners can either visit their local SBI branch or use the SPARSH Pensioners website to obtain the certificate. The PCDA Allahabad issued a circular for Sparsh pensioners regarding Life Certificates.
Attention to SPARSH Pensioners who are receiving pension payments through the State Bank of India.
PCDA (Pensions) has successfully integrated its API with SBI (State Bank of India). All SPARSH pensioners who have their pension account with SBI are encouraged to visit the nearest State Bank of India branch for the purpose of submitting or updating their annual identification (Life Certificate). Accordingly, those SPARSH pensioners whose Life Certificate is still pending are expected to do so as soon as possible.
Life Certificate FAQ 2023
Where should the pensioner submit his/her life certificate?
The pensioner can submit a life certificate at any branch of the Bank either in person or through his/her authorized representative. The receiving official will acknowledge receipt of the Life Certificate.
When should a life certificate be submitted and what is the time limit for submission of a Life Certificate by Senior Pensioners aged 80 years and above?
As per Govt. instructions, a life certificate duly witnessed, should be submitted to any Pension Paying Branch in the month of November every year. In the case of Senior Pensioners of the age of 80 years and above, Government has been allowed to submit their Life Certificate w.e.f. 01 October every year instead of November which would be valid till 30th November of the subsequent year. The Life Certificate form will be available at our branches or can be downloaded from online SBI, or you can also download the form from the Government website cpao.nic.in.
What will happen if the life certificate is not submitted in the month of November?
If the life certificate is not submitted in the month of November of a year, payment of pension for November and onwards is not be paid to the pensioner, in accordance with the instructions of the Govt.
If the life certificate is submitted in a subsequent month, when will the pension for November and onwards get paid?
Once Life Certificate is keyed in the Pension System, the pension will get paid along with arrears on the next pension processing cycle – normally it is on a weekly basis.
Pensioner who is residing abroad, how can submit the Life Certificate?
In the case of a pensioner residing abroad, the following methods are available for submission of life certificates (as per DoPPW OM dated 20.02.2020). If he/she is drawing pension through any bank included in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, the life certificate may be signed by an officer of the Bank at the foreign offices. An authorized official of the Embassy of India/ High Commission of India/Indian Consulates may issue the life certificate. In case the pensioner is unable to visit the Embassy/ Consulate, he/she may submit requisite documents by post to the Embassy/Consulate, including Doctor’s Certificate showing the pensioner’s inability to present himself/herself in person. Embassy of India/ High Commission/ Indian Consulates may also assist pensioners/family pensioners in the submission of the Life Certificate. A Pensioner, not resident in India, in respect of whom a duly authorized agent produces a Life Certificate, signed by a magistrate or an officer of an Indian authorized Bank or Diplomatic Representative of India, is exempted from special appearance.