No more long queues for pensioners: Pensioners can now submit Life Certificates digitally with Face Authentication Technology

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Delhi, 16 November 2022: The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India has launched a nation-wide campaign for promotion of Digital Life Certificate for Central Government pensioners. More than 57,000 pensioners (57,13,609) have submitted their digital Life Certificates since 1 October 2022. The Face Authentication Technology was launched by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions in November 2021 which is also gaining popularity.


All the registered Pensioners Associations, Pension Disbursing Banks, Ministries of Government of India and CGHS Centres have 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.


With an objective to raise awareness among pensioners about digital submission of Life Certificates, Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare organized one-day campaign in Ambernath for the pensioners of the Central Government today, where more than 180 pensioners submitted the Life Certificate through Face Authentication. The pensioners were guided by the Department officials about 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.


Under Secretary, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare Shri Manoj Kumar explained “Earlier, aged pensioners had to queue up for hours outside banks to submit Life Certificate in physical form. Now, the same can be done at the click of a button from the comfort of their home”.


In the process of submission of Life Certificate through Face Authentication by mobile, details regarding Aadhar Number, Mobile Number for OTP, PPO Number, Account Number with Bank/Post Office are required the first time. This facility is also available for State Government Employees and having Disbursing Authority as Treasury Office of the State.


The event was also attended by representatives of banks, pensioners associations, Meity/NIC and UIDAI. The participation of these stakeholders was invaluable for the success of the campaign. The US (Pension) thanked all representatives for their efforts during the event.


The Central team requested all Pensioners to visit Official YouTube channel of the Department: DOPPW_INDIA OFFICIAL where videos have been uploaded explaining the process of submitting the Life Certificate through Face Authentication Technique in simple language.


The department is running the campaign throughout the month of November to submit your life certificate through face authentication.


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