Letter to ED (P) LIC-Submission of Life Certificate
ALL INDIA INSURANCE PENSIONERS, ASSOCIATION
Oriental Building, Kamptee Road, LIC Square, Nagpur-440 001
LIC Building, Secretariat Road, Hyderabad- 500 063
President: Com Ashok Tiwari
General Secretary: Com T K Chakraborty
Date: 20th July 2020
Smt P Kher, ED (P),
LIC of India, Mumbai.
Re: Submission of Life Certificate
Our country is witnessing a grave situation due to COVID-19, taking the total of infected people to more than Ten lakhs and the fatalities to more than Twenty Six Thousands, despite all preventive actions of the Central and State Governments to prevent the spread of Corona Virus. People have been cautioned to remain indoors and not to come out of their homes unless absolutely warranted. The authorities are taking more care and paying special attention to the senior citizens and issuing advisories cautioning them to ‘Stay Home – Stay Safe -Stay Health/, as due to their old age, they are less immune, more usceptible to Corona virus and their movement is being monitored and they are prohibited from stepping out of their homes in some centres. In containment zones, there is ban on in and out movement of all people.
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Most of our pensioners are well above seventy years of age and they have compulsion to take all measures and precautions in this grave situation by staying put in their homes and not stepping out. In this difficult situation, pensioners are to submit Life Certificate as on 1st of August as provided for in the rules. While pensioners are aware of this and like to comply, they feel it’s very risky for them to physically expose themselves to Corona virus, to submit the Life Certificate and want to request LIC to either waive the submission of the Life Certificate, as has been done for government pensioners or atleast extend the time for submission of Life Certificate till the situation improves.
AIIPA requests, considering the plight of the pensioners in the grave situation due to COVID-19 and appreciating their difficulties to submit the Life Certificate on time, the LIC management sympathetically consider and exempt this year, submission of Life Certificate by the pensioners or atleast extend the time for submission of Life Certificate till the situation improves.
AIIPA fondly hopes that its reasonable submissions and justified request would evoke positive response from the management of LIC.