Jeevan Pramaan Patra! How pensioners can access digital life certificate; know its purpose
Jeevan Pramaan is a biometric-enabled digital service for pensioners.
Jeevan Pramaan is a biometric-enabled digital service for pensioners. Pensioners of Central Government, State Government or any other Government organisation can take benefit of this facility.
More than 1 crore families in India can be classified as pensioner families, where the pension disbursed by the various government bodies form the basis for their income and sustainability. There are about 50 lakh pensioners of the Central Government and a similar number of the various State and UT Governments and various other government agencies.
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This includes pensioners from the various public sector enterprises. In addition to this Army and Defence Personnel drawing pension exceeds 25 lakhs. One of the major requisites for the pensioners post their retirement from service, is to provide life certificates to the authorised pension disbursing agencies like Banks, Post offices etc., following which their pension is credited to their account.
In order to get this life certificate, the individual drawing the pension is required to either personally present oneself before the Pension Disbursing Agency or have the Life Certificate issued by authority where they have served earlier and have it delivered to the disbursing agency.
Digital Life Certificate for Pensioners Scheme of the Government of India known as Jeevan Pramaan seeks to address this very problem by digitising the whole process of securing the life certificate. It aims to streamline the process of getting this certificate and making it hassle free and much easier for the pensioners.
With this initiative, the pensioners requirement to physically present himself/herself in front of the disbursing agency or the certification authority will become a thing of the past benefiting the pensioners in a huge way and cutting down on unnecessary logistical hurdles.
This initiative was taken by the government to avoid the unnecessary crowd amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeevan Pramaan Patra is a biometric-enabled digital service for pensioners. Pensioners of Central government, state government, or any other government organisation can take benefit of this facility.
Jeevan Pramaan Patra can be submitted throughout the year by pensioners. Generally, Jeevan Pramaan Patra becomes due after one year from the date of submission of the life certificate and approval of the new PPO.
How does it work?
Jeevan Pramaan uses the Aadhaar platform for biometric authentication of the pensioner. A successful authentication generates the Digital Life Certificate, which gets stored in the Life Certificate Repository. The Pension Disbursing Agencies can access the certificate online.
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