Digital India: Pensioners Life Certification goes Digital (Jeevan Pramaan wiki)

Pensioners – Digital Life Certificate

All these while to get your hard earned pension you would need to certify in front seniors authorized Officers through the enclosed sample form, However as part of the Digital India Initiative, A Digital Life Certificate for Pensioners called Jeevan Pramaan.

Jeevan Pramaan is a biometric enabled digital service for pensioners. Pensioners of all Central Government, State Government or any other Government organization can take benefit of this facility(*).

Note: *There are few organizations which has not implemented this process.

There are more than 1 Crore families in India can be classified as pensioner families, where the pension disbursed by the various government bodies forms the basis for their income and sustainability.  50 lakhs pensioners of the Central Government and a similar number of the various State and UT Governments and various other governmental agencies, this includes pensioners from the various public sector enterprises. In addition to this Army and Defence Personals drawing pension exceeds 25 lakhs. 

One of the major requisite for the pensioners post 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 either personally present himself/ herself before the Pension Disbursing Agency or have the Life Certificate issued by authority where they have served earlier and have it delivered to the disbursing agency.

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 governments 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. 

Digital life Certificate for Pensioners scheme of the Government of India known as Jeevan Pramaan 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.

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How it Works

Jeevan Pramaan uses the Aadhaar platform for biometric authentication of the pensioner.  A successful authentication generates the Digital Life Certificate which gets stored in the Life Certificate Repository. The Pension Disbursing Agencies can access the certificate on-line.

Enroll Yourself

Download the PC/ Mobile application or alternatively visit the nearest Jeevan Pramaan Centre to get your self registered.  Provide necessary information like Aadhaar number, Pension Payment Order No., Bank Account No., Bank Name and your Mobile number.

Aadhaar Authentication

Provide your biometrics, either a fingerprint or Iris and authenticate yourself.  (Jeevan Pramaan uses the Aadhaar Platform for online biometric authentication)

Life Certificate.

After a successful authentication a SMS acknowledgement is sent to your mobile number including your Jeevan Pramaan Certificate ID.
The certificates are stored in the Life Certificate Repository for making it available anytime and anywhere for the pensioner and the Pension Disbursing Agency

Access your Certificate

You can download a PDF copy of the certificate from the Jeevan Pramaan website by providing the Jeevan Pramaan ID or Aadhaar number. 

Pension Disbursing Agency

The Pension Disbursing Agency can access the Life Certificate from the Jeevan Pramaan website, and download the same.

Electronic Delivery

The Life Certificates can also be electronically delivered to the Pension Disbursing Agency, without any manual intervention. (Pension Disbursing Agency can get in touch with our team, to enable the e-delivery facility)

Jeevan Pramaan Login

The Pensioner can login by providing his Pramaan ID or Aadhaar number to generate a One Time Password and use the same to sign in to the system to download the certificate.

Jeevan Pramaan Centre

The Jeevan Pramaan Locator works by searching a location based on the the Location Type, State, District or either by keying in your Pincode.
SMS: JPL to 7738299899 get list of Jeevan Pramaan centre near your pincode

Software Download:

The client software will help perform a registration for a life certificate, for authentication it will use the Aadhaar Biometric Authentication platform.

To start the download please provide your email in the form. The download link will be made available after submitting your e-mail address. 

The client software is intended to be used only for Pensioner's life certificate registration. Usage of the application for any other purpose is prohibited.
** The client software will require a biometric fingerprint/ iris scanner device. In case you require support please contact our help desk at

A successful authentication generates the Digital Life Certificate which gets stored in the Life Certificate Repository. The Pension Disbursing Agencies can access the certificate on-line

High Level Process

Updating Aadhaar Card