*Bank of Maharashta organised special camps in Pune*
*Additional Secretory, Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, Govt of India visits camp in Pune*
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has launched Nationwide Digital Life Certificate Campaign 2.0 from 1st – 30th November, 2023. This Campaign is being organized at 500 locations in 100 cities in all States/ UTs of India. As a ‘Whole of Government’ approach , this campaign is being conducted in association with all stakeholders.
To enhance ‘Ease of Living’ of Central Government pensioners, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has been promoting Digital Life Certificate (DLC) since 2014 using biometric devices. Subsequently, the Department engaged with MeitY and UIDAI to develop a Face Authentication technology system based on Aadhar database, whereby it is possible to submit LC from any Android based smart phone. As per this facility, the identity of a person is established through face authentication technique and DLC gets generated. This breakthrough technology, launched in November 2021, reduced the dependence of pensioners on external bio-metric devices and made the process more accessible and affordable to masses by leveraging smartphone-based technology.
With a view to spread awareness amongst all the Central Government pensioners as well as the Pension Disbursing Authorities for use of DLC/Face Authentication technology to submit Digital Life Certificate, DoPPW launched a nation-wide campaign in the month of November 2022 in 37 cities through-out the country. The Campaign was a huge success with more than 35 lakh DLCs of Central Government Pensioner issued. A Nation-wide Campaign is being held from 1st to 30th November, 2023 in 500 locations in 100 cities across the country, targeting 50 lakh pensioners in collaboration of 17 Pension disbursing banks, Ministries/ Departments, Pensioners’ Welfare Association, UIDAI, MeitY.
In this connection special camp are being organized by Bank of Maharashtra in Pune. One such camp was conducted on 09.11.2023 at Bajirao Road Branch of the Bank in presence of Shri Sanjiv Narain Mathur, Additional Secretory, Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, Govt of India. The camp was also graced by Shri S Chakrabarti, Under Secretary, DOPPW, Shri Anand Prakash Jaiswal , DGM(ABC), Shri Prashant Kumar Dash, DGM (DZM PCR), Shri Chandravilas Bhambre, DGM (Bajirao Road) , Shri Sanjay Joshi, CM CPPC and representatives of various pensioners associations of Central Govt/ railway/defence pensioners.
Shri Mathur, Additional Secretary, briefed pensioners/family pensioners about the benefit of face authentication technology for submission of digital life certificate for continuation of pension and ease of submission of certificate from the comfort of their home. The camp was well received and more than 100 pensioners/family pensioners were benefitted by submitted DLC on the spot. He urged all to spread the awareness of use of face authentication technology of DLC among all pensioners.
The special camp for the submission of DLC would continue till 30 Nov 2023 in different branches of the Bank.