08 Dec, 2021 4:28p.m.

Generate biometric Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certificate (DLC) at home


The Central Government had extended the time limit for pensioners to submit the annual life certificate or Jeevan Pramaan Patra to December 31, 2021. The usual deadline for submission of the life certificate is November 30 of every year to continue receiving the pension. This extension will give those government pensioners who are yet to submit their annual life certificate `much needed additional time in the pandemic time. 

One of the several ways to submit the Life certificate for pensioners is via Jeevan Pramaan, a biometric-enabled Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certificate (DLC). It generates the life certificate or Jeevan Pramaan using the Aadhaar number which is validated by biometric finger scanning.

The pensioner is not required to appear in person before the Pension Disbursing Officer for Jeevan Pramaan (DLC). DLC does not need to be physically submitted to the pension disbursing agency (PDA) because it is available digitally and is automatically processed. Each DLC has its own id, known as the Pramaan-Id. Pensioners must have Internet access, a biometric device for jeevan pramaan. Please note that you cannot use your phone's fingerprint sensor for generating Jeevan Pramaan Id. (a list of supported devices is available on the JP portal). The biometric device is not required for using the face app, the app uses the camera of the mobile to capture the face. The JP Windows/Android Client Application Software for PC/Mobile/Tablet, which can be downloaded from the Jeevan Pramaan portal at

There are three basic components of the Jeevan Pramaan /Digital Life Certificate:

  • The Pension Sanctioning Authority (PSAs) authority approves and sanctions the pension of an individual. The Pension is to be delivered in the Pension Account specified in the Pension Payment Order (PPO).
  • The Pension Disbursing Agency (PDAs) process the DLC of the pensioners. The PDAs can register on the Jeevan Pramaan Portal to access the Life Certificates on-line. This account sign up facility has been created for the PDAs (Banks, Post Office etc), to process pension orders. The Agencies can securely access the DLC of Pensioner for processing.
  • The Pensioners, who use the Aadhaar platform for biometric authentication of the Jeevan Pramaan /Digital Life Certificate

Pre-Requisites for Digital Life Certificate Generation

  • The pensioner must have an Aadhaar number
  • The pensioner must have an existing mobile number
  • Registration of the Aadhaar number with Pension Disbursing Agency ( bank, Post Office etc) should have been done already
  • Biometric device (list of supported devices is given on the JP portal)
  • PC with Windows 7.0 & above Android Mobile/Tablet 4.0 & above
  • Internet Connectivity

How to generate and access an online Jeevan Pramaan Patra

Step 1: Download the government's Jeevan Pramaan app and find the option to 'register as a new user'

Step 2: Submit your Aadhaar number, name, bank account number, pension payment order (PPO) and other details. You will find an option that prompts the app to send an OTP.

Step 3: OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number. Enter the OTP and this should be authenticated by using Aadhaar.

Step 4: After the validation, click on the submit option and a Pramaan ID will be generated.

How to generate a life certificate online

Step 1: After the Pramaan ID is generated, login to the app through another OTP.

Step 2: Click on the 'Generate Jeevan Pramaan' option and enter Aadhaar and mobile numbers.

Step 3: Click on Generate OTP option and enter it and proceed to enter the PPO number, name of the disbursing agency, name and other details.

Step 4: Authenticate the user's fingerprint and iris by scanning them using the biometric device for jeevan pramaan.

Step 5: The Jeevan Pramaan will be displayed on the window and the pensioner will receive a confirmation message via SMS on the registered mobile number.

The fingerprint / Iris scanners from the following vendors are supported by the Jeevan Pramaan

  • Startek

  • Morpho

  • Biomatiques (IRIS)

  • Precision


  • Secugen

  • Iritech (IRIS)

  • Iritech 2120UL (IRIS)


  • Samsung SM -T116IR (IRIS)

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