DIGITAL LIFE CERTIFICATES

DIGITAL LIFE CERTIFICATES

Why in news : Recently, government has issued around 25 lakh digital life certificates to central government pensioners.

  • What is digital life certificate : Digital Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan) is a biometric enabled digital service for pensioners.
  • Validity period : The Pramaan ID/Jeevan Pramaan is not valid for life. The validity period of the certificate is as per rules specified by the Pension Sanctioning Authority.
  • How it works : Jeevan pramaan uses the AADHAR platform for biometric authentication of the pensioner.
  • It gathers only harmless data for limited purpose of verifying the pensioners.

Significance :

  • Better utilization of funds due to reduced leakage.
  • Citizen centric and promotes digital literacy.
  • Facilitates citizen welfare by reducing the need of physical presence to get the certificate.

SYLLABUS : PRELIMS, GOVERNMENT SCHEMES.

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