Welcome to Jeevan Pramaan. Digital Life Certificate for Pensioners
Jeevan Pramaan 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.
More than One Crore families in India can be classified as pensioner families, where the pension disbursed by the various government
bodies forms the basis for their income and sustainability. There are about Fifty Lakh pensioners of the Central Government and a
similar number of the various State and UT Governments and various other government agencies.
This includes pensioners from the various public sector enterprises. In addition to this Army and Defence Personnel
drawing pension exceeds Twenty-five lakhs.
One of the major requisite for the pensioners post their retirement from service, is to provide life certificates to the authorized
pension disbursing agencies like Banks,Post offices etc., following which their pension is credited to their account. In order to get this
life certificate the individual drawing the pension is required to either personally present oneself before the
Pension Disbursing Agency or have the Life Certificate issued by authority where they have served earlier and have it
delivered to the disbursing agency.
This very requirement of personally being present in front of the disbursing agency or getting a life certificate often becomes a
major hurdle in the process of seamless transfer of pension amount to the pensioner. It has been 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 themselves 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 a 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 for Pensioners Scheme of the Government of India known as Jeevan Pramaan seeks to address 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/herself in front of the 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.