Pensioners can get Life Certificate Online at doorstep – Know charges, booking process

Pensioners can get Life Certificate at doorstep - Know charges, booking process
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Pensioners can get Life Certificate Online at doorstep – Know charges, booking process

According to a statement, postmen will now provide doorstep service to central government pensioners for submitting their life certificates online. The India Post Payments Bank of the Department of Posts and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) have launched the initiative of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW).

“Pensioners of Central Government, state government, EPFO or any other government organizations can take benefit of this facility at the doorstep or at any post offices,” the statement added.

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Pensioners can get Life Certificate Online at doorstep – Know charges, booking process

Pensioners can get Life Certificate at doorstep - Know charges, booking process

In November 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the facility where one could submit life certificates online through Jeevan Pramaan portal.

Ever since, the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) has been leveraging technology year after year to make the system seamless and more and more convenient for the elderly pensioners, it said.

“The pensioners need not visit office of pension department or pension disbursing agency for submission of life certificate,” the central government said.

How to generate Life Certificate Online and related charges

Pensioners can book doorstep request on post info mobile app or government website. The certificate will be instantly generated with Pramaan ID sent to pensioners’ mobile. The Life Certificate details will be automatically updated with the pension department.

The paperless issuance of Digital Life Certificate with Aadhaar authentication will be available at your doorstep. Documents needed for the generation of the Digital Life Certificate: 1) Pension ID, 2) Pension Payment order, 3) Pension Disbursing department, 4) Bank account details, 5) Mobile Number and Email ID, 6) Aadhaar Number.

The service will attract a nominal fee of Rs 70.

“In view of the current pandemic, it is a huge relief for pensioners to submit life certificates while staying at home,” the government said. IPPB is utilising its national network of over 1,36,000 access points in post offices and more than 1,89,000 postmen and Gramin Dak Sevaks with smartphones and biometric devices to provide doorstep banking services, it said.

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