Pension is an essential source of income after retirement for senior citizens. It supports them financially during emergency and helps them look after their needs at this stage of life. One of the main requisites for the pensioners post their retirement, was to provide life certificates to the authorised pension disbursing agencies like the bank, following which their pension got credited to their account.
For obtaining a life certificate, a pensioner earlier needed to present himself/herself before the Pension Disbursing Agency or had the life certificate issued by authority where they served and had it delivered to the disbursing agency. This very requirement of personally being present in front of disbursing agency or getting a life certificate often became a major hurdle in the process of seamless transfer of pension amount to the pensioner. It was noted that it causes a lot of hardship and unnecessary inconvenience particularly for the aged and infirm pensioners who cannot always be in a position to present them in front of the particular authority to secure their life certificate. In addition to this a lot of government employees post their retirement choose to move to different location either to be with their family or other reasons, hence causing a huge logistical issue when it comes to accessing their rightful pension amount.
Digital Life Certificate - External website that opens in a new window for Pensioners scheme of the Government of India known as Jeevan Pramaan - External website that opens in a new window seeks to ease this very problem by digitizing 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 or herself in front of 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.
Jeevan Pramaan - External website that opens in a new window is a biometric enabled digital service for pensioners. Pensioners of Central Government, State Government or any other Government organization can take benefit of this facility.
Digital service for pensioners
- How it Works?
- Enroll Yourself
- Access your Certificate
- Life Certificate
- Disbursing Agency
How it Works?
Jeevan Pramaan scheme - External website that opens in a new window seeks to ease the verification of pensioners so that they do not need to run from one office to another in order to get their pensions. The idea is to make the whole process trouble-free for retired government employees. It uses the Aadhaar platform for biometric authentication of the pensioner. A successful authentication generates the Digital Life Certificate - External website that opens in a new window which gets stored in the Life Certificate Repository. The Pension Disbursing Agencies can now access the certificate online.
Aadhaar Authentication is not only easy but secured as well. It can verify a pensioner's details without making him produce his documents physically.
You need to provide your biometrics, either a finger print or Iris and authenticate yourself. Jeevan Pramaan - External website that opens in a new window uses the Aadhaar Platform for online biometric authentication. Once your authentication is successfully done you can easily obtain digital life certificate and use it anytime.
Download the PC/ Mobile application - External website that opens in a new window or alternatively visit the nearest Jeevan Pramaan Centre - External website that opens in a new window to get yourself registered. Provide necessary information like Aadhaar, Pension Payment Order No., Bank Account No., Bank Name and your Mobile number.
Access your Certificate
You can download a PDF copy of the certificate from the Jeevan Pramaan - External website that opens in a new window website by providing the Jeevan Pramaan ID or Aadhaar number.
After a successful authentication a SMS acknowledgement is sent to your mobile number including your Jeevan Pramaan Certificate ID - External website that opens in a new window. The certificates are stored in the Life Certificate Repository for making it available anytime and anywhere for the pensioner and the Pension Disbursing Agency.
Pension Disbursing Agency
The Pension Disbursing Agency can access the Life Certificate from the Jeevan Pramaan - External website that opens in a new window website, and download the same to verify pensioner's details. It reduces the time to process pension and ensures timely payment to the pensioners.
Electronic Delivery of Certificate
The Life Certificates can also be electronically delivered to the Pension Disbursing Agency, without any manual intervention.
Locate a Jeevan Pramaan Centre
Getting a digital Life certificate is hassle free and can be obtained through various Jeevan Pramaan Centres - External website that opens in a new window which are being operated by CSCs, Banks, and Government offices or by using the client application on any PC/mobile/tablet.
Find the nearest location of a Jeevan Pramaan Centre - External website that opens in a new window.
Technology has made it easy to provide essential services hassle free to citizens. This new initiative lays emphasis on the use of technology to provide services to the retired government servants at their doorsteps.
You can now download the Jeevan Pramaan Windows & Android client software - External website that opens in a new window. The client software will help perform a registration for a life certificate, for authentication it will use the Aadhaar Biometric authentication platform.
To start the download - External website that opens in a new window please provide your e-mail in the form, the download link will be made available after submitting your email address. The client software is intended to be used only for Pensioner's life certificate registration; usage of the application for any other purpose is prohibited. The client software will require a biometric fingerprint/ iris scanner device. In case you require support please contact our help desk.
Frequently Asked Question
Answers to questions frequently asked - External website that opens in a new window on the website. In case of specific questions please get in touch with the help desk.