In a serious reduction to central authorities pensioners, the deadline for submission of life certificates has been prolonged until February 28, 2021. “This choice has been taken contemplating all of the sensitivities to keep away from pandemic danger emanating from gathering of crowds on the pension disbursing banks,” Union Minister Jitendra Singh mentioned on Sunday.
Along with this, he mentioned, the pensioners above the age of 80 years got an unique window from October 1 onward to submit their life certificates in order to keep away from rush prone to occur from the opening date of November 1.
Singh mentioned that whereas the annual life certificates is obligatory for the continuation of pension, the Division of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) lately took an revolutionary choice to rope in Indian Publish Funds Financial institution (IPPB) to facilitate digital life certificates (DLC).
IPPB, he knowledgeable, is now serving to acquire the digital life certificates from homes of pensioners by 1.89 lakh postmen and gramin dak sewaks.
“This has come as an amazing consolation to pensioners, particularly these residing in rural areas,” the minister mentioned.
The Division of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare has additionally began a marketing campaign to increase help to the aged or infirmed pensioners in submission of life certificates digitally from dwelling, he mentioned.
“Different modes of submitting the life certificates from dwelling comparable to by attaching biometric system to a private pc or cell are additionally in operation,” Singh mentioned.
He mentioned the division additionally famous sure inconveniences being skilled by senior residents on account of fixing biometrics resulting from age.
“To beat this age-related scientific hazard, all of the pension disbursing banks have been suggested to undertake video-based buyer identification course of (V-CIP) as an extra facility for acquiring life certificates from the pensioners, inside the permissible RBI pointers,” Singh mentioned.
He mentioned the DoPPW is on the verge of introducing the face-recognition know-how to submit digital life certificates by a easy Android telephone with out attaching any biometric system.
Utilizing this facility, Singh mentioned, it could be attainable to ascertain the identification of an individual by the face-recognition method.
(With PTI Inputs)