By extending the date for filling application deadline till July 22,Employees Provident Fund Organisation has provided opportunity to eligible pensioners for second consecutive time to apply for higher pension.
The repeated extensions come in the wake of a November 2022 Supreme Court verdict that was followed by delays in issue of appropriate clarification circulars.
This is the second extension of the deadline for applying for a higher pension. Earlier, it was extended from May 3, 2023, to June 26, 2023.
The last opportunity of 15 days is being given to remove any difficulty faced by the eligible pensioners/ members, the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation said in a statement.
"Accordingly, the last date for submission of Applications for Validation of Option/ Joint Options by employees is extended to July 11, 2023," it added.