There are millions of Indian citizens who receive pensions. However, every year in November, a pensioner is required to submit her or his life certificate to the bank in order to continue receiving pension. As the name suggests, a life certificate is produced so as to confirm that an individual is alive and is receiving pension every month. However, to help citizens eliminate the need to visit banks on the specified date, the government launched Jeevan Pramaan. This comes as a major booster to senior citizens, as they can furnish their life certificate without even visiting any bank. By not furnishing life certificate, a person’s pension is put on hold until the procedure is followed.
Recently, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law & Justice, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology via his twitter account said, “Now pensioners do not need to visit the bank branch which disburses their pension every year. They can produce Jeevan Pramaan digitally from any part of the world. Digital India brings convenience to our senior citizens.”
Here’s what you need to know about Jeevan Pramaan:
It is a biometric enabled Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certificate for pensioners. Jeevan Pramaan are generated for individual pensioner using his/her Aadhaar number and Biometrics.
By using Jeevan Pramaan, a pensioner does not required to present himself/ herself personally before the Pension Disbursing Officer. DLC does not have to be submitted physically to the Pension Disbursing Agency ( Bank/Post Office etc ) as it is available to them digitally and is automatically processed by the Pension Disbursing Agency. Also each DLC has a unique id called the Pramaan-Id.
It may be generated from anywhere including home if the Windows/Android based device is having an Internet and STQC certified Biometric device connected to it is available.
Further, auto SMS to pensioners are available regarding DLC. Not only that, a pensioner can make auto transfer of DLC to Pension Disbursing Agency.
You can obtain a DLC from:
1. various Citizen Service Centre (CSC ) located across India
2. office of Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDA) such as Post Office, Banks, Treasury etc
3. It can also be generated from home/any location on a Windows PC/Laptop( ver 7 & above) or Android Mobile ( KitKat & above ).