What is Jeevan Pramaan and How to get it?

Written By Gautham Krishna   | Published on April 23, 2019

There are more than one crore pensioners in the country including pensioners from Central Government and Defense personnel. These pensioners get their due pension through Pension Disbursing Authorities (PDAs) such as the banks, the post offices etc. Pensioners are required to furnish a “Life Certificate” to these PDAs in November every year either by presenting themselves personally or by delivering a life certificate in the prescribed format. The requirement to produce this certificate causes huge hardships particularly to the aged and or / infirm pensioners.

Jeevan Pramaan Pensioner

Launched on 10th Nov 2014, Digital Life Certificate for Pensioners Scheme of the Government of India, known as the Jeevan Pramaan (JP) seeks to address this very problem by digitizing the whole process of securing the life certificate. It enables the pensioner to generate a digital life certificate using a software application and secure Aadhaar based Biometric Authentication System. The Digital Life Certificate (DLC) so generated is stored online & can be accessed by the pensioner & the Pension Disbursing Agency as and when required by them.

Life Certificate Pensioner

Jeevan Pramaan is a biometric enabled Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certificate for pensioners. Jeevan Pramaan i.e DLC is generated for individual pensioner using his/her Aadhaar number and Biometrics.

For JeevanPramaan (DLC), the pensioner is not required to present himself/ herself personally before the Pension Disbursing Officer. DLC does not have to be submitted physically to the Pension Disbursing Agency ( Bank/Post Office etc ) as it is available to them digitally and. is automatically processed by the Pension Disbursing Agency. Also each DLC has a unique id called the Pramaan-Id.


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

The Pension Sanctioning Authority (PSAs): It is the authority which 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): The Pension Disbursing Agencies 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 login to view/ download a PDF copy of DLC of Pensioner for processing.

The Pensioners: Jeevan Pramaan uses the Aadhaar platform for biometric authentication of the pensioner. For the DLC generation the pensioners needs to have Internet Connectivity, a biometric device (list of supported devices is given on the JP portal) and JP Windows/Android Client Application Software for PC/Mobile/tablet which can be downloaded from the Jeevan Pramaan portal


  • Applicant must be a pensioner

  • Applicant should be a retired government employee (Central Government, State Government or other Government Institutions)

  • Applicant should have a valid Aadhaar number

  • Applicant must have registered the Aadhaar number with Pension Disbursing Agency ( bank Post Office etc).

Documents Required

The Pensioner has to provide the following details

  • Aadhaar Number,

  • Name

  • Mobile Number

  • Self declared Pension Related Information like PPO Number, Pension Account number, Bank details, Name of Pension Sanctioning Authority, Pension Disbursing Authority, etc.

  • Biometrics either Iris or Fingerprint.

Note : Incorrect information may lead to rejection of the DLC by the authorities. 

How to obtain Jeevan Pramaan

You can obtain Jeevan Pramaan from any of the following places.

  • Various Citizen Service Centre (CSC ) located across India

  • Office of Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDA) such as Post Office, Banks, Treasury etc

  • It can also be generated from home/any location on a Windows PC/Laptop( ver 7 & above) or Android Mobile ( KitKat & above )

Check the video below to find out how to obtain Jeevan Pramaan Certificate.

Locate Jeevan Pramaan Center

  • Click on "Locate a Center"

Jeevan Pramaan Centre

  • You can search either by Location or Pincode. Jeevan Pramaan can be obtained from Citizen Service Center,NIELIT Center, Government Offices and J&K Bank

Jeevan Pramaan Centre near me pincode location

  • Once you have entered the required details, you can find out the nearest Jeevan Pramaan center

Jeevan Pramaan Centre near me

Jeevan Pramaan from CSC

Follow the below steps to obtain Jeevan Pramaan from Common Service Center.

  • Pensioner visits a CSC or office of PDA

  • He/She provides the required information to the operator. The operator feeds/enters this information into the system i.e JeevanPramaan Application

  • The pensioner has to then provide his/her biometrics by placing his/her finger on the finger print scanner or eye in front of the Iris scanner.

  • On successful aadhaar based biometric authentication, JeevanPramaan is generated with a unique id called Pramaan Id.

  • An acknowledgement message quoting the Pramaan Id is sent as an SMS to the mobile number provided by the pensioner.

 Note - The JeevanPramaan/DLC thus generated is subject to approval of the Pension Sanctioning/Disbursing Authority as provided by the pensioner.

Download Jeevan Pramaan

The user has to download the application for Windows/Mac/Android and install it to his/her device. A biometric device has to be attached to the device (PC/smartphone/tablet) to avail Jeevan Pramaan services.

Follow the below steps to download Jeevan Pramaan Certificate

Jeevan Pramaan Download

  • Now you can see the system requirements to download Jeevan Pramaan Software. 

Jeevan Pramaan Download Biometric Finger Print scanner

  • Enter the email address to download the software.

Install Jeevan Pramaan Software

Generation of Jeevan Pramaan using the Client Application Software (the registration and generation of Jeevan Pramaan) gets done in two basic steps

Step 1: RD Service Registration

Step 2: Authentication and Certificate Generation

RD Service Registration

  • It is required to authenticate /register the biometric device (this one time only for a particular biometric device whether it’s the agencies doing the DLC generation or it is being done by the pensioners herself/himself). The operator / pensioner provide Aadhaar Number and a Mobile number and receive an OTP which is provided in the online application form/ software module for registration.

Jeevan Pramaan Download OTP

  • On entering correct OTP, below screen shall be presented. Provide Name & Email ID and click ‘Scan Finger’. Scan finger-print on finger-print scanner or scan Iris (Eye) on Iris Scanner connected to PC/mobile/tab.

Jeevan Pramaan Download Iris Finger Print Scanner

  • Once the finger-print/Iris is authenticated, the system displays ‘Device Registration successful’ message on the screen as shown in the screen below. Click on OK.

Jeevan Pramaan Download Iris Biometric Finger Print

  • On clicking OK, Pensioner Authentication Screen appears. Pensioner now has to move to the Next step 2 -For Pensioner Authentication.

Authentication and Certificate Generation

  • The pensioner data Aadhaar Number and Mobile number is to be entered in the online application form after which the pensioner receives an OTP. 

Jeevan Pramaan Download OTP

  • The pensioner has to enter the OTP and click OK.

Jeevan Pramaan Download OTP

  • If correct OTP is entered, following screen is presented.Enter mandatory information like Pensioner Name, PPO Number, Type of pension, name of Sanctioning Authority, Disbursing Agency, email and Bank Account number etc. Select Remarried options, Re-Employed Options.

Jeevan Pramaan Download Pensioner name ppo number

  • Check small grey box as shown below. Then click ‘Scan Finger’ button & this will start the finger/Iris scanning process.

Jeevan Pramaan Download Scan Finger

  • Once the Finger Print/Iris Authentication is successful, the life certificate of the pensioner is displayed as shown below and an SMS acknowledgement is sent to the pensioner’s mobile number. This sms has Jeevan Pramaan Certificate ID. The generated certificates or DLCs are stored in the Life Certificate Repository and is available anytime & anywhere for use by pensioner & Pension Disbursing Agency.

Jeevan Pramaan Download Online


The Pramaan ID/Jeevan Pramaan is not valid for life. The validity period of the certificate is as per rules specified by the Pension Sanctioning Authority. Once the validity period is over a new JeevanPramaan Certificate i.e a new Pramaan Id needs to be obtained.

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