Haryana: Digital Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan Patra) launched for Haryana Pensioners at all Treasuries by Chief Minister on 2nd May, 2015
Haryana has become first State/UT Government, to implement Digital Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan Patra) for State Government Pensioners, who are drawing their pensions from State Treasuries & Sub Treasuries. There are around 29000 pensioners and 110 Treasuries & sub-Treasuries in Haryana. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India had launched Aadhaar Enabled Jeevan Pramaan Patra (Life Certificate) System on 10th November, 2014, as part of ”Digital India” program, as https://jeevanpramaan.gov.in. The India’s first pilot of AEJPP system was also launched at Western Command HQ, Panchkula (Haryana) during Nov 2014, alongwith Delhi Cantt for Central Government Defense pensioners.
The Jeevan Pramaan is a biometric enabled digital service for pensioners. Pensioners of Central Government, State Government or any other Government organization can take benefit of this facility.
One of the major requisite for the pensioners after their retirement from the service, is to provide life certificates to the authorized pension disbursing agencies like the bank, following which their pension is credited to their account. In order to get this life certificates, the individual drawing the pension is required to be either personally present himself/ herself before the Pension Disbursing Agency or to have the Life Certificate issued by authority where they have served earlier and have it delivered to the disbursing agency.
This very requirement of personally being present in front of disbursing agency or getting a life certificate often becomes a major hurdle in the process of seamless transfer of pension amount to the pensioner. It has been noted that it causes a lot of hardship and unnecessary inconvenience particularly for the aged and infirm pensioners who cannot always be in a position to present them in front of the particular authority to secure their life certificate. In addition to this a lot of government employees post their retirement choose to move to different location either to be with their family or other reasons, hence causing a huge logistical issue when it comes to accessing their rightful pension amount.
The National Team of NIC at New Delhi /Pune has developed the Digital life Certificate System for Pensioners , which is known as Jeevan Pramaan. The NIC-Haryana Team has closely interacted with national team. Got the System configured/customized for Haryana, provided a series of training to Treasury Officers and day-to-day implementation support. This system seeks to address this very problem by digitizing the whole process of securing the life certificate. It aims to streamline the process of getting this certificate and making it hassle free and much easier for the pensioners. With this initiative the pensioners requirement to physically present himself/herself in front of disbursing agency or the certification authority will become a thing of the past benefiting the pensioners in a huge way and cutting down on unnecessary logistical hurdles.
In the first instance, the Digital Life Certificate will be implemented for 29000 Pensioners who are getting their pension from Haryana Treasuries. Thereafter, the facility will be extended to those pensioners of Haryana government, who are drawing their pensions from the Banks and are required to submit their life certificates during October-November, every year.
The pensioners need to visit any of the Treasury/ Sub-Treasury (Once for the first time only). He/She is required to carry along the Aadhar Number, Mobile Phone, Pension Unique Payee Code provided by Haryana Treasury and Bank Passbook only. After feeding these details in AEJPP Application, at the Treasury/Sub-Treasury, the pensioner would be authenticated using Biometric Impressions through Finger Scan (functionality also available through Retina Scan). After successful authentication, the pensioner would receive an auto-generated SMS detailing his 10-digit Digital Life Certificate (DLC) Number. The option to provide hard copy printout of Pensioner’s Digital JPP will also be available to the Treasury department.