In a major relief for pensioners and their families, the Maharashtra government has decided to participate in the Centre's Jeevan Pramaan scheme, which enables the beneficiaries to submit digitised, biometric life certificates.
The biometric-based Jeevan Pramaan digital life certificate scheme will make it easier for pensioners to get these certificates. The Aadhaar-linked system will enable pensioners to scan their iris or fingerprints to certify that they are alive and cut down on unnecessary procedures.
"The in-principle approval has been granted. Now the National Informatics Centre (NIC) will decide on the modalities and the procedure to grant these digital life certificates and will work on the back-end software too," said a senior finance department official. The life certificates can also be electronically delivered to the pension disbursing agency without any human intervention, he added.