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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Jeevan Pramaan-Digital Life Certificate for Pensioners

Nov 11, 2014 11:04 IST

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 10 November 2014 launched the Jeevan Pramaan- an Aadhar based Digital Life Certificate for pensioners. This digital life certificate will benefit over a crore pensioners who have to produce Life Certificates each year to receive pension.

By obtaining this proposed digital certification, pensioners need not submit a physical Life Certificate in November each year in order to ensure continuity of pension being credited into their account.


The Department of Electronics and IT has developed a software application which will enable the recording of the pensioner`s Aadhar number and biometric details from his mobile device or computer by plugging in a biometric reading device.

Key details of the pensioner including date, time and biometric information will be uploaded to a central database on real-time basis which will enable the Pension Disbursing Agency to access a Digital Life Certificate. This will conclusively establish that the pensioner was alive at the time of authentication.

This software application system will be made available to pensioners and other stakeholders on a large scale at no extra cost. It can be operated on a personal computer or a smartphone along with an inexpensive biometric reading device.

This facility will also be made available at Common Service Centres being operated under the National e-Governance Plan for the benefit of pensioners residing in remote and inaccessible areas.

Earlier, pensioner either personally presented himself before the Pension Disbursing Agency or used to submit a Life Certificate issued by authorities specified by the Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO).

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