GOVT DECISION –ACCEPTING VOTERS ID CARD AS AGE PROOF
DEPARTMENT OF PENSION HAS ISSUED ORDERS ACCEPTING VOTERS ID AS AGE PROOF FOR PENSIONERS ATTAINED AGE OF 80 & ABOVE TO FACILITATE DRAWAL OF INCREASED PENSION AS PER 6TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare in its order No.38/37/08-P&PA(A) dated 11/08/2009 has clarified that "Considering the difficulty in producing any of the documents mentioned in its memo dated 21/05/09 i.e.Pan Card,S.S.C.Certificate,Passport,CGHS Card,OR Driving Licence by the old pensioners, particularly those in the rural areas, it has been decided that the Voter ID Card may also be accepted as proof of date of birth/age for payment of additional pension/family pension on completion of 80 years and above subject to the following conditions.
1.The pensioner/family pensioner certifies that he is not a metriculate(The matriculation certificate should be insisted in the case of matriculate pensioners/family pensioners)
2.The pensioner certifies that he does not have any of the documents mentioned in the OM dated 21/05/2009".