The Central Government is proposing to introduce an Adhar based Digital Certification system through which the pensioners will be able to submit life certificate through online.
At present pensioners, Central, state, PSUs and other pensioners are required to submit a Life Certificate to the Post office, Bank etc., from where the pensioner receives the pension, in the month of November every year. For this, they have to present themselves before the concerned authority. This results in much hardship to the pensioners, who are ill or who are away in other places, foreign countries etc.
The present system, when introduced will benefit many pensioners. But the infrastructure including the bio-metrics and concerned software.
It is reported that at present there are about 50 Lakh Central Pensioners, 50 lakh State pensioners, 25 lakh Defence Pensioners as also lakhs of PSU pensioners.