Don’t deny pension for want of Aadhaar: EPFO to banks
The circular also said that people who do not have Aadhaar should be encouraged to get it
The Employees’ Provident Fund (EPFO) has asked banks not to reject the monthly pension of persons due to the need for Aadhaar cards or biometric authentication.
Alternatively, they can use other documents such as life certificates. On 9 April circulation of the EPFO said that people should not be deprived of their pension if the verification of identity – fingerprint or iris – fails. The reason for the exception record must be entered.
The circular also pointed out that people who do not have Aadhaar should be encouraged to obtain it, and even so, the life certificate can be accepted as an alternative.
The record will contain the details of the exceptions given, along with the Life Certificate, Aadhaar Number or Aadhaar Registration Number, which can be reviewed and reviewed periodically by the Bank’s senior management
EPFO said the agreements it signed with the banks for the retirement of pensions laid out its duties, including collecting the necessary certificates of retirees in November each year.
Since 2016, certificates of life have been obtained digitally by the name of Jivan Braman. Javan Braman was facilitated by Umang application on mobile phones.
Some complaints have been received from retirees who are being deported … because of their inability to Aadhaar or authentication.
Because of this, pensioners are unable to obtain and present Jivan Braman,
The publication said. Banks can also make special arrangements for residents who have a bed or with different disabilities or older people who are unable to visit.
“After verification through alternative identity documents as the bank deems necessary, pensions can be paid.”
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