Jeevan Pramaan is a digital service for the central and state government pensioners in the country started by the Government of India. It is a biometric-enabled. This service has been launched for the benefit of pensioners so that they don't need to visit the pension disbursing agencies such as post-office and banks for the submission of life certificates. Life certificate is an essential requirement for getting the pension credited in the bank account. People of old age find it difficult to visit the pension disbursing agencies for getting a life certificate, especially when they are asked to come several times due to documentation issues or for some other requirements for the process.
How does Digital Life Certificate work for Jeevan Praman Scheme?
Jeevan Pramaan aims to issue digital life certificates for pensioners. Being a biometric-enabled scheme, it uses the same biometric authentication as that of aadhar to authenticate the pensioners all around the country. Through this app, the pensioners can download the life certificate or else they can visit the nearby Pramaan authorized centre operated by banks, citizen service centres, and government offices to start the registration process. At these centres, the pensioners are asked to show their aadhar card, bank account number, pension payment order, and the registered mobile number for verification. Further pensioners need to provide biometrics such as fingerprint impressions and iris scan for authentication after which Jeevan Pramaan ID will be sent to the registered mobile number through SMS. After the life certificate gets issued, either it can be downloaded, or it can be saved in the repository providing access to the Pension Disbursing Agency at the Jeevan Praman website.
Q1. For how long, Jeevan Pramaan ID is valid?
Ans: It's not valid for the lifetime, the pension sanctioning authority decides the validity period. When the Pramaan Id expires, the pensioner needs to obtain new Id.
Q2. How to find the nearest citizen service centre?
Ans: Visit the Jeevan Pramaan official website and click on 'Locate a centre' page. Filter the results on the page by selecting state and district you live.