Special Camps Being Organized Across Goa for Digital Life Certificate Submission

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Panaji | 7th November 2023

As part of the nationwide Digital Life Certificate (DLC) campaign, special camps are being organized across Goa to assist pensioners in submitting DLCs through face authentication technology. The DLC submission camps in Goa are being held from 1st to 30th November 2023 in collaboration with State Bank of India.

To enhance ‘Ease of Living’ of Central Government pensioners, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has been promoting Digital Life Certificate (DLC) i.e. Jeevan Pramaan extensively.  DLC submssion using biometric devices commenced in 2014. Subsequently, the Department engaged with MeitY and UIDAI to develop a Face Authentication technology system based on the Aadhar database, making it possible to submit LC from any Android based smart phone. The identity of a person is established through face authentication and 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 by leveraging smartphone-based technology.

A Nation-wide Campaign is being 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 and MeitY.  In Goa, camps have been set up by SBI at its branches in Mapusa, Panaji Main, Panaji Secretariat, Treasury Branch Panaji, Pbb Miramar in North Goa and at Vasco Da Gama, Margao Main, Ponda, Canacona, Sanvordem in South Goa.

To ensure that the benefit of digital modes of Life Certificate submission reaches pensioners in the remotest corners of the country and also benefits super senior/ sick / incapacitated pensioners, a comprehensive Circular with detailed guidelines has been issued defining roles and responsibilities of all the stakeholders which includes Ministries/ Departments of Government of India, Pension Disbursing Banks and Pensioners’ Associations. These guidelines include nomination of nodal officers by the stakeholders for the Campaign,  spreading awareness / providing due publicity to DLC-Face Authentication technique through banners/posters placed strategically in offices and bank branches/ ATMs, use of DLC/Face Authentication technique as far as possible where Doorstep banking services are availed, equipping dedicated staff at bank branches with an Android phone to use this technology when pensioners visit the branch for submission of Life Certificate, holding of Camps to enable pensioners to submit their DLCs without delay and home visit in case of bed ridden pensioners

The Pensioners’ Welfare Associations have also been sensitized to hold camps for pensioners for DLC submission. The officials from Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare will be visiting major locations through-out the Country to assist pensioners in use of various digital modes to submit their Life Certificates.


Source : Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare


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