These seniors citizens can submit annual life certificate for pension from October 1
Oct 3, 2022
“As a measure to enable an additional exclusive window to very senior pensioners, this Department, vide its OM No. 1/20/2018-P&PW(E) dated 18.07.2019, has allowed the pensioners in the age group of 80 years and above, to submit Annual Life Certificate from 1st October onwards, instead of 1st November onwards, every year.”
To continue receiving their pension, every central government retiree must submit an annual life certificate in the month of November. Numerous central government retirees have been seen physically visiting bank offices for this purpose, which can be done online using various routes.
Pensioners can now submit their annual life certificate, or Jeevan Pramaan Patra, online instead of having to go to the bank or post office as they previously had to do.
Who can submit life certificate from October 1, 2022
According to the Office Memorandum from Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare dated September 30, 2022, “As a measure to enable an additional exclusive window to very senior pensioners, this Department, vide its OM No. 1/20/2018-P&PW(E) dated 18.07.2019, has allowed the pensioners in the age group of 80 years and above, to submit Annual Life Certificate from 1st October onwards, instead of 1st November onwards, every year.”
According to a circular issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare on September 30, 2022, pensioners can submit the life certificate by using the Doorstep Banking Alliance of 12 public sector banks or the Doorstep Service of the postal department for submission of Digital Life Certificate. The following 6 methods can be used by a pensioner to manually or digitally submit an annual life certificate:
Pension Disbursing Authorities
Life certificate can be recorded by Pension Disbursing Authorities (PDAs), if the pensioner physically appears before the PDA.
Sign by designated official
Personal appearance of a pensioner will not be required, if the pensioner submits the life certificate form signed by any ‘designated official’. In accordance with para 14.3 of the Scheme Booklet issued by CPAO, a pensioner who produces a life certificate in the prescribed form, signed by persons specified, is exempted from personal appearance. A list of designated officials specified for signing the Life Certificate as per the scheme booklet of CPAO is attached as Annexure-I.
Jeevan Pramaan Portal
Pensioners, can submit Life Certificate online through Jeevan Pramaan Portal. The process of submission of Digital Life Certificate through "Jeevan Pramaan*’ !may be seen at https://voutu:be/nNMlkTYqTF8. UIDAI. has provided details of all biometric devices which are permissible for capturing biometrics of a person. Pensioner’s may visit the site www.uidai..gov.in’ to get information of all such devices.
India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)
India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) of Department of Posts along with Meity have successfully launched the initiative of the Department of Pension & Pensiöners’ Welfare: “Doorstep Service for submission of Digital Life Certificate through Postman” in November 2020. IPPB is utilizing ïts national network of more than 1,36,000 access points in Post Offices and more than 1,89,000 Postmen & Gramin Dak Sevaks with smart phones and biometric devices. to provide. Doorstep Banking Services for generation of Digital Life Certificates. For leveraging this facility through a mobile phone, a pensioner has to download "Postinfo APP" from Google Play store. The process of submission of Digital Life Certificate through Postmen/Gramin Dak Sevaks may be seen at https.//youtu.be/eERwM U7g54
Doorstep Banking is also available through the Alliance .comprising 12 Public Sector Banks which do "Doorstep Banking” for its customers in 100 major cities of the country under Ease of Banking reforms. PSB Alliance has introduced the service for collection of Life. Certificates under the umbrella of Doorstep Banking. DSB Agent shall visit the doorstep of Pensioner to render the. service. Service can be booked by the pensioner through any of the 3 channels i.e. Mobile App, Website or Toll Free Number.
Mobile App i.e "Doorstep Banking (DSii)" can be downloaded from Google .Playstore.
Pensioners can access through Web Browser i.e https://doorstepbanks.com/&https://dsb.imfast.colin/doorstep/lfigin
Through Toll free Number:- 18.00.1.213721,1800.1.0371.88..
Pensioners can also submit Life Certificates using the Face Authentication technology system based on UIDAI Aadhaar software whereby it is possible to generate a Digital Life Certificate from any Android based smart phone by capturing the live photograph of the pensioner for online submission on the Jeevan Pramaan mobile application. The process flow for generating DLCs through Face Authentication is available on DoPPW’s Pensioners’ Portal G Jeevan Pramaan G Process flow of face authentication technique for DLC generation.
[The Economic Times]