Pensioners News – Face Authentication Submission of Digital Life Certificate

  • Nation-wide Digital Life Certificate Campaign 2.0 was launched on 1st November, 2023 for the whole month with a target of 50 lakh DLCs of Central Government Pensioners
  • Sh V Srinivas, Secretary, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare will be reviewing DLC Campaign progress in Bengaluru on 04th November.
  • Nationwide Digital Life Certificate Campaign 2.0 will be organized at 500 locations in 100 cities in all States/ UTs of India.

Face Authentication Submission of Digital Life Certificate will make life certificate submission easy and seamless for pensioners.

To enhance ‘Ease of Living’ of Central Government pensioners, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has been promoting Digital Life Certificate (DLC) i.e. JeevanPramaan extensively. In 2014, submission of DLCs using biometric devices was commenced. Subsequently, the Department engaged withMeitY and UIDAI to develop a Face Authentication technology system based on Aadhar database, whereby it is possible to submit LC from any Android based smart phone. As per this facility, the identity of a person is established through face authentication techniqueand DLC gets generated. This breakthrough technology, launched in November 2021, reduced the dependence of pensioners on external bio-metric devices and made the process more accessible and affordable to masses by leveraging smartphone-based technology.

With a view to spread awareness amongst all the Central Government pensioners as well as the Pension Disbursing Authorities for use of DLC/Face Authentication technology to submit Digital Life Certificate, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare launched a nation-wide campaign in the month of November 2022 in 37 cities through-out the country. The Campaign was a huge success with more than 35 lakh DLCs of Central Government Pensioner issued. A Nation-wide Campaign will now be held from 1st to 30th November, 2023 in 500 locations in 100 cities across the country, targeting 50 lakh pensioners in collaboration of 17 Pension disbursing banks, Ministries/ Departments, Pensioners’ Welfare Association, UIDAI, MeitY.

In this regard, DLC camps will be organized at Bengaluru in coordination with State Bank of India. The Camps are being held at various locations in the city, viz., I.S.R.O, Nal Bengaluru, Yelhanka New Town, Air Force Station Yelhanka and Hesarghatta by SBI and at Vijayanagar-II, Basaveshwara, Hanumanthnagar, Malleshwaram and Rajajinagar-II Block DPCD by Canara Bank. A team from UIDAI will also be attending the Camps to assist pensioners for updation of their Adhaar records, where ever required and also to take care of any technical issues.

In this regard, a team from DoPPW will be visiting Bengaluru under the Chairmanship of Shri V. Srinivas, Secretary (Pensions) on 4th November for reviewing campaign progress with Bank officials, pensioners and representatives of three registered Pensioners’ Associations, viz., The Karnataka Central Government Pensioners’ Association, Karnataka Posts and Telecommunications’ Pensioners’ Association and All India BSNL Pensioners Welfare Association.

The Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare will be putting all efforts to make this Campaign a grand success throughout the country.

Source – pib

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