Life Certificate for Pensioners: The Central Government has asked all pension disbursing banks to appoint ‘doorstep executives’ to help sick and hospitalized pensioners to submit life certificates. Instructions have been given to make arrangements for sending.
The Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DOPPW) has said in an order that all banks should make efforts to create awareness among super-senior pensioners aged 80 years and above about getting life certificates made through digital medium. Digital life certificate of pensioners can be created using facial verification technology.
What is Life Certificate
Actually, to get their pension further, all pensioners have to give proof of their survival every year, which is called ‘Life Certificate’. At present there are about 69.76 lakh pensioners of the Central Government.
In the year 2019, the central government had asked the banks to allow super-senior pensioners to submit their life certificates from October 1 instead of November. Whereas pensioners below 80 years of age have to give their life certificate in November.
Submit Digital Life Certificate sitting at home
In the order issued by DOPPW on September 25, it has been said that now every pensioner can submit the Digital Life Certificate (DLC) made through facial verification technology from his home through his smartphone or in the bank branch. According to the order, banks can provide the facility of submitting life certificates by appointing doorstep banking executives. Banks can instruct their branches to provide this facility to pensioners above 80 years of age from October 1.
In this order, banks have been suggested to use various platforms to create awareness about the facility of making digital life certificate. Information about this can be given through posters at bank branches and ATMs.
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