UIDAI launches Special Aadhaar Enrolment drive for Pensioners


The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched a special enrollment drive for pensioners who are yet to enrol for Aadhaar. The drive is being conducted to enable Pensioners to avail the convenience of Jeevan Praman, an initiative of Department of Pensions and Pensioners' Welfare, Government of India.

Every year, pensioners need to provide a life certificate to an authorised pension disturbing agency such as a Bank, Post Office etc., for receipt of a pension. To get a life certificate the pensioner is required to either personally present oneself before the Pension Disbursing Agency or have the Life Certificate issued by the department / authority where they served earlier and have it delivered to the disbursing agency. This entails considerable hardship to the senior Citizens.

Jeevan Pramaan, a digital life certificate which utilises the Aadhaar identity platform, addresses this very problem by digitising the whole process of securing a life certificate.

A pensioner just needs to biometrically authenticate at the nearest centre. After successful authentication, the didital life certificate is stored in a Life Certificate Repository, which can be accessed by the Pension Disbursing Authority.

To facilitate pensioners to avail the facility of Jeevan Pramaan, which is based on Aadhaar Identity platform, UIDAI and Department of Pensions and Pensioners' Welfare have taken initiative to carry out special enrolment drive for Pensioners through banks which are Registrars for enrolment for Aadhaar as well as Pension Disbursing Authorities.

The banks which includes names like State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda, Allahabad Bank, Canara Bank, have also been asked to conduct special Aadhaar seeding camps where Pensioners will be requested to provide their Aadhaar details to their respective banks from which they draw pension so that they can get a digital life cerificate - Jeevan Pramaan. The enrolment drive and the Aadhaar seeding camp was in fill fledge.

"We hold special enrollment drives to help people who are yet to enrol for Aadhaar. This perticular exercise has been initiated to make sure pensioners get an Aaadhaar number if they still don't have one and send the Aadhaar details of pensioners so that they can get a Jeevan Pramaan," said Director General & Mission Director of UIDAI, Dr Ajay Bhushan Pandey.