One of the major requisite for the pensioners post their retirement from service, is to provide life certificates to the authorized pension disbursing agencies like Banks,Post offices etc., following which their pension is credited to their account. In order to get this life certificate the individual drawing the pension is required to either personally present oneself 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.

This very requirement of personally being present in front of the 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 themselves 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 a 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 the 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.

The India Post Payments Bank of the D/o Posts, in coordination with Jeevan Pramaan NIC team, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has launched the “Doorstep DLC service” for pensioners. In order to avail the “Doorstep DLC service” through IPPB, pensioners can request their nearest post office or make a request through PostInfo App or through the website It is a chargeable service (RS 70 inclusive of taxes) and shall be available to all Central Government Pensioners across the country. The process to avail “Doorstep DLC service” of DLC through IPPB can be viewed on or on YouTube, or Facebook page of D/o Pension & Pensioners Welfare.

The submission of DLC for central government pensioners is extended till 28 February 2021

For the step by step process to avail doorstep service for DLC click on Download below

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