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Nationwide campaign for promotion of Digital Life Certificate for Central Government pensioners
New Delhi, November 24, 2022:
The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India has launched a nation-wide campaign for the promotion of a Digital Life Certificate for Central Government pensioners. The Face Authentication Technology was launched by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. All the registered Pensioners Associations, Pension Disbursing Banks, Ministries of Government of India and CGHS Centres had been directed to promote the Digital Life Certificate/Face Authentication Technique for giving Life Certificate by organizing special camps for ‘Ease of Living’ of pensioners. In this connection, a central government team of officials from the Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare was in Jagadhari and conducted campaign for the pensioners of the Central Government on 24th November 2022 at State Bank of India, Main Branch, Near Bus Stand, Old Saharanpur Road, Jagadhari.
The pensioners participated in the campaign enthusiastically and expressed their pleasure and satisfaction with the introduction of this new technology. These pensioners were guided by the Department officials how to download the Face Authentication Jeevan Pramaan App in their mobile phones and give Life Certificate from their phones. The Life Certificate is generated within 60 seconds and a link sent on the mobile phone from where the same can be downloaded. This is a milestone leap into the Digital world taken by the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, Government of India. The officials from the Department explained that earlier to give Life Certificate in physical form, the aged pensioners had to queue up for hours outside banks. Now, the same has been made possible at the click of a button from the comfort of their home.
The team visited SBI Branch and interacted with the pensioners to make them aware of the DLC for their “Ease of Living. The Pensioners were made aware of the new initiatives of the Department for promoting their ease through digitising the process. The central team requested all the pensioners to visit official you tube channel of the Department-DOPPW_INDIA OFFICIAL where two videos have been uploaded explaining the process of submitting the life certificate through face authentication technique in simple language.
DLC figures from 01.10.2022 till 23.11.2022 :
Total DLCs – 79,51,062
Total DLCs through Face Authentication – 4,41,543
Total DLCs of Central Govt. Pensioners – 27,43,324
Total DLCs of Central Govt. Pensionersthrough
Face Authentication - 2,48,734
In the process of submission of Life Certificate through Face Authentication using mobile phone, details regarding Aadhar Number, Mobile Number for OTP, PPO Number, Account Number with Bank/Post Office are required for the first time. This facility is also available for State Government Employees having Disbursing Authority as Treasury Office of the State.
The event was also attended by representatives of SBI, pensioners association, etc. The participation of these stakeholders was invaluable for the success of the campaign.
The Department is running a campaign throughout the month of November to submit life certificates through face authentication.