The Ministry of Defense is urging retirees to complete their annual identification by May 25.

Defence Ministry has issued a special waiver to ensure smooth administration of pension payments . Defence Ministry: Defence pensioners who have yet to complete their annual identification life certification must complete the process by May 25, 2022 .

New Delhi (India), May 18: The Defence Ministry requested defence pensioners who have yet to complete their annual identificationlife certification to complete the process by May 25, 2022, to ensure smooth administration of their monthly pension, according to the Ministry.According to the Ministry, it has been noticed that 43,774 pensioners who were migrated to the System for Pension Administration-Rakshasa (SPARSH) have yet to complete their annual registration, neither online nor through their respective banks by November 2021, according to the Ministry.Pensions to 58,275 defence pensioners were delayed this month, according to the Defence Ministry, because their banks were unable to confirm their identity by April 30.The previous Pension Disbursing Agency (PRA) could not confirm identification for 58,275 pensioners, and neither was their identity recorded on SPARSH until the monthly close.

The annual data of about 3.3 lakh pensioners was not updated during the processing of pensions for the month of April 2022.The pension for the month of April 2022 has now been processed and will be credited by the end of the day on May 04, 2022, according to a Defence Ministry statement.According to the Defense Ministry, all such pensioners are being informed about their pending annual screening by SMS and email.The Government had extended the window for annual identification, which was set to open on November 30, 2021, to March 31, 2022, due to the COVID outbreak.

The Ministry of Defence's Planning Service (DTS) is under constant change, with the aim of ensuring that all processes and processes are optimized.