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Retired government employees above the age of 80 years will have to submit their annual life certificates to their respective banks in October to get a monthly pension. Generally, the deadline for submitting this certificate is November 30 and the pensioners used to visit the bank or post office for it. The annual life certificate has to be submitted every year to continue receiving pension.
But from now on, pensioners can submit a life certificate sitting at home by availing the doorstep services. Several public sector banks, including the State Bank of India and the country’s postal service, provide doorstep services.
According to a circular issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare on September 20, 2021, pensioners can complete the process and use the Doorstep Banking Alliance of 12 public sector banks. One can also use the Doorstep Service of the postal department to submit the digital life certificate.
-One of the easiest and hassle-free ways to submit a digital life certificate is by adopting doorstep services. It is recommended for those who are not very comfortable with the technology nitty-gritties and mobile applications.
-Last year, the doorstep service for submission of a digital life certificate was introduced by the department of posts along with the Ministry of electronics and information technology.
-A pensioner needs to contact the nearest post office branch to avail the digital life certificate service. An individual can place a request for a doorstep visit by the postman or Grameen Dak Sevak.
-Pensioners can also make a request via ‘Postinfo’ info mobile application or the official website.
-Aadhaar number
-Current Mobile number
-Type of pension
-Sanctioning Authority
-PPO number
-Bank account number where pension is credited
After the process is completed, a Pramaan ID will be generated and it will be directly shared with the pensioner by the National Informatics Centre (NIC). The pensioner can download the Jeevan Pramaan Patra via this link: https://jeevanpramaan.gov.in/ppouser/login.
Pensioners will have to pay a nominal fee of Rs 70, including GST and CESS once the digital life certificate is successfully generated. The Aadhaar number of the pensioner must be registered with the pension disbursing agencies such as banks and post office.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, senior citizens often hesitate to go to the bank and post office to submit a life certificate. Now, they can submit the life certificate online with the help of Jeevan Parmaan Portal.
Step 1: Go to the Jeevan Parmaan Portal website. You can access the link here: https://jeevanpramaan.gov.in/
Step 2: You will need a UIDAI-mandated device to submit fingerprints to authenticate your identity. It must be ensured that the fingerprint device must be connected to the mobile phone via cable. On the website, you will get a list of UIDAI-mandated devices.
Step 3: Download the Jeevan Praman application app from the portal and complete the fingerprint process.
Step 4: Now, a pensioner has to register on the application by providing details such as Aadhaar number, mobile number and mail ID. You will also have to provide PPO number, pension account number, name of pension sanctioning authority, pension disbursing authority, bank account details and other important information.
Step 5: After all the details are provided, an option to download the digital life certificate will appear. It will be in PDF format.
Step 6: The digital life certificate will be available to the pension disbursing agency.
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