EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION
Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi -110066
No.: Pension-I/17(6)2014/Jeevan Pramaan/14549
Date: 20 OCT 2015
All Addl. CPFCs (Political States)
All RPFCs-I, Incharge of the Regions
Subject: Implementation of Jeevan Pramaan - Aadhaar based Online Pensioners' Digital Life Certificate for pensioners under EPS, 95- regarding.Sir,
This has reference to Headquarters letter of even number dated 07.05.2015 (placed at Sl. No. 83 at the link ‘Office Orders/Circulars’ on the official website) wherein instructions/guidelines were issued for implementation of Jeevan Pramaan.
2. The task of collection of life certificates would commence from the month of November, 2015 and it is expected that all the offices would be taking the advance preparatory action to ensure that the maximum number of pensioners use the facility for furnishing their Digital Life Certificates. The following guidelines are being given to ensure maximum utilization of this facility by the EPS pensioners and to monitor the progress in collection of digital life certificates.
(a) The submission of digital life certificates through the ‘Jeevan Pramaan’ initiative is an optional mode of life certificate submission and the paper based submission would continue. However the Digital Life Certificate under’ Jeevan Pramaan’ is a facility for hassle free life certificate submission.
(b) The details of the ‘Jeevan Pramaan’ initiative and the steps involved in the process are available at the Jeevan Pramaan portal at http://jeevanpramaan.gov.in or http://lifecertificate.gov.in. A brief overview of the process involved in ‘Jeevan Pramaan' are enclosed at Annexure-I herewith for ready reference.
(c) The details of the process and steps that are to be followed for uploading the Digital Life Certificates into the EPF application and processing them to update the database has already been circulated earlier alongwith the application software release. However, the document is attached as Annexure-II herewith for ready reference.
(d) A dashboard for monitoring progress of the collection of digital life certificate has been provided in the MIS (Beta Version) option of the ‘Dashboard’ link under ‘EPFO Corner’ tab in the main page of the official website. The same may be utilized to monitor progress in the collection of digital life certificates.
(e) A planned approach may be adopted for maximizing the collection of digital life certificates. The following measures are suggested, but the offices may adopt any other steps that are deemed appropriate.
(i) EPFO office Reception/PRO Counters : Arrangements should be made in the Reception/PRO Counters for providing PCs with Jeevan Pramaan software installed and internet connection and biometric devices (both finger print & Iris) for collecting digital life certificates for pensioners coming directly to the offices. Possibility of having such set up in Inspectorates and/or Service Centres should also be explored.
(ii) Pension Disbursement Bank Branches : Almost all Banks are providing the necessary set up for collecting digital life certificates. The bank branches having largest number of EPS pensioners should be approached and requested to provide the facility for EPS pensioners. It may be brought to their notice that the appropriate pensioner category in the Jeevan Pramaan software should be selected for EPS pensioners. If required, EPFO offices may also set up their own desk for collecting digital life certificates in the larger bank branches in addition to the bank's facilities in consultation with the bank branch authorities.
(iii) Designated Jeevan Pramaan Centres : There are a large number of Jeevan Pramaan Facilitation Centres across the country. The EPS pensioners can also visit these centres for giving digital life certificates. These centres may charge a nominal fee. The list of centres can be obtained from the Jeevan Pramaan portal based on pin code of the area. The prominent Jeevan Pramaan centres can be contacted and senstizied about the EPS pensioners.
(iv) Organising Mobile Camps : Efforts may be made to identify localities with large concentration of EPS pensioners and mobile camps having laptops/PC with mobile internet and biometric devices and printers can be organized in these places for collection of digital life certificates.
(f) Some offices have sent querries to IS Division regarding specifications of biometric devices. It has been informed earlier that the details are available in the Jeevan Pramaan portal‘which should be consulted. Any office that still has any such doubt should look up the FAQ section of the portal.
(g) In the event of any emergent assistance required in the matter, the District and State Informatics Officers of NIC can also be contacted.
(h) Efforts are also being made to organize some workshops for EPFO offices with the assistance of NIC. The details will be communicated separately.
3. All ACCs(Political States) and RPFCs-I, Incharge of the Regions are requested to take up the task of digital life certificate collection with a view to ensure that the maximum number of pensioners are able to use and provide their life certificates through this mode of convenience and hassle free services.
Yours faithfully,Encls.:As above.
Addl. Central Provident Fund Commissioner-II(Pension)