Published on: November 8, 2023

Digital life certificates

Digital life certificates

Why in news? Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare launched Nationwide Digital Life Certificate Campaign 2.0


  • Central Government introduced it in 2014 to simplify and enhance the convenience of life certificate submissions for pensioners.
  • The program aims to eliminate the need for pensioners to appear in person before the certifying authority or the disbursing agency.

What is Jeevan Pramaan?

  • Jeevan Pramaan is a biometric enabled Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certificate for pensioners.
  • It is generated for individual pensioner using his/her Aadhaar number and Biometrics.


  • The Digital Life Certificate is a legitimate certificate that is recognised under the IT Act.
  • Pensioner is not required to present himself/ herself personally before the Pension Disbursing Officer and does not have to be submitted physically to the Pension Disbursing Agency ( Bank/Post Office etc )
  • The Pramaan ID/Jeevan Pramaan is not valid for life and validity period of the certificate is as per rules specified by the Pension Sanctioning Authority