Jeevan Pramaan: 25 lakh Central govt. pensioners receive digital life certificates

Source: The post is based on the article “25 lakh Central govt. pensioners receive digital life certificates” published in The Hindu on 22nd November 2022.

What is the News?

Around 25 lakh Central government pensioners have been provided Jeevan Pramaan certificates out of which 2.2 lakh certificates were enabled by facial authentication.

What is Jeevan Pramaan?

Jeevan Pramaan is a digital life certificate for pensioners that is biometrically enabled and based on Aadhaar.

Aim: To streamline the process of getting the life certificate hassle-free and much easier for pensioners. 

Eligibility: Pensioners of the Central Government, State Government or any other Government organization can take benefit from this facility.

How is Jeevan Pramaan different from a traditional life certificate?

For Jeevan Pramaan (Digital Life Certificate) the pensioner is not required to present himself/ herself personally before the Pension Disbursing Officer. 

DLC also does not have to be submitted physically to the Pension Disbursing Agency (Bank/Post Office etc) as it is available to them digitally and is automatically processed by the Pension Disbursing Agency. Also each DLC has a unique id called the Pramaan-Id.

What is the change the government has brought in the issuance of Jeevan Praman certificates?

The government has been issuing Jeevan Pramaan certificates for pensioners through face recognition technology to ensure transparency and ‘ease of usage’.

Pensioners can get this by using a web-based or mobile-based application ‘Jeevan Pramaan’ – accessible at

The identity of a person is established through a face recognition techniques using the Aadhaar platform and a digital life certificate(DLC) gets generated.

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