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Ramakanta Biswas

Bhubaneswar: Pensioners will no longer have to visit the treasuries and banks for submission of different certificates as the Odisha government has made special arrangements for disbursement of pension/family pension by making changes in the existing pension disbursement process.

The decision was taken in view of Covid-19 pandemic situation and in order to bring service delivery closure to the doorstep of the pensioners under the policy initiative of 5T and Mo Sarkar, stated a notification issued by the State finance department.

According to the notice, the timeline for periodic submission of Life Certificate, non-marriage/re-marriage declaration and non-employment certificate have been extended up to May, 2021.

There will be no need for physical presence of pensioner/family pensioner to avail the pension for the first time till the extended timeline. Besides, disbursement of gratuity payment order/Commuted Value of Pension (CVP) will be made without the physical presence of pensioner/family pensioner.

The pensioners /family pensioners have been requested to avoid visiting treasuries/banks for these services during the period in which COVID-19 restrictions are in force.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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