Mandatory biometric verification restored for pensioners

Mandatory biometric verification restored for pensioners

ISLAMABAD: The government has made mandatory the biometric verification for pensioners to make withdrawal of their pension amount from banking system.

In an office memo, the Finance Division said that the mandatory requirement of biometric verification has been restored for the pensioners, which was suspended due to COVID-19.

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The finance division on January 28, 2021 has made it mandatory for direct credit system (DCS) pensioners to undergo biometric verification on National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) system through any branch of a bank every year in the months of March and October. However, the same was held in abeyance through office memo dated May 6, 2021 due to COVID-19.

Since the normal working has been restored, therefore, it has been decided to operationalize the biometric verification for federal government pensioners with immediate effect who were issued pension from AGPR Islamabad (for military pensioner, and those who were issued pension from AGPR sub-offices and District Account Offices will be communicated separately), according to the finance division.

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