Jeevan Pramaan - Eligibility, Registration and Benefits

Pension is the single mode of livelihood for most of the retired employees. Even Central and State Government employees get a monthly pension after retirement. To continue receiving a pension in the pension account, a beneficiary has to provide the life certificate every year in November, which can be a daunting task for some old pensioners to visit the bank every year.  To help the pensioners and reduce the manual work, the government has introduced a Digital Life Certificate or Jeevan Pramaan.

This article covers every detail about Jeevan Pramaan.

What is Jeevan Pramaan?

Jeevan Pramaan is a biometric-enabled Digital Life Certificate for pensioners.  It can be generated online and can be shared with Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDAs). This facility is available for retired employees working in the public sector.

As it is very difficult for senior citizens and other retired employees to visit the bank every year and submit a life certificate in person, the Government of India has made procurements for such pensioners to generate the digital life certificate using Aadhaar-based biometric authentication. The certificate can be generated by visiting the Jeevan Pramaan portal or downloading the Jeevan Pramaan app on the smartphones.


To avail the facilities of Jeevan Pramaan, the pensioner must meet the below-mentioned eligibility criteria:

  • The person should be a pensioner

  • The person should be a retired government employee 

  • The person should have a valid Aadhaar number

  • The Aadhaar number should be registered with the Pension Distributing Agency

How to avail Jeevan Pramaan facilities online?

Pensioners can avail the facilities of Jeevan Pramaan online through the Jeevan Pramaan centres or the mobile application. To get a certificate, the user has to download the application for Windows/Mac/Android and install it on her device. 

Registration Process

Follow the steps mentioned below to register for Jeevan Pramaan:

  1. Install the Jeevan Pramaan app on your device and open it.

  2. After launching the device, select the New Registration option.

  3. On the new registration tab,  enter the required details such as Aadhaar number, Pension Payment Order, Bank Account, Bank Name and your Mobile Number

  4. After adding all the details, click on Send OTP to generate an OTP that would be sent on the mentioned mobile number

  5. Enter the received OTP to proceed ahead

  6. Using Aadhar, authenticate your details through biometric verification (fingerprint or iris scan)

  7. After the authentication is done, click on the Submit button. 

  8. Once you click on the submit button, your details will be validated by UIDAI and after successful registration, a Pramaan ID will be generated against your details which can be used to login to your Jeevan Pramaan account.

How to Generate Jeevan Pramaan ID?

To generate Jeevan Pramaan Certificate/ ID through the app, follow these steps:

  1. Login to your Jeevan Pramaan app by entering your Pramaan ID and OTP

  2. Nex, select the Generate Jeevan Pramaan option

  3. Enter the Aadhaar and mobile number. After entering the details, click on Generate OTP

  4. Enter the OTP in the text box

  5. After adding the OTP, enter details starting with:

  • Pensioner Name
  • PPO Number
  • Type of pension
  • Name of Sanctioning Authority
  • Name of Disbursing Agency
  • Name of Agency
  • Email Id
  • Select Remarried options
  • Select Re-Employed Options
  1. After adding the details, select the no objection option and scan your fingerprint/iris

  2. Once the authentication is successful, a confirmation message is sent to the pensioner’s mobile number containing the Jeevan Pramaan Certificate ID

Jeevan Pramaan Certificate Download

Once a Digital Life Certificate (DLC) is generated, it is stored in the Life Certificate Repository. A pensioner can download the Jeevan Pramaan certificate through the app or by visiting the website. The Pension Disbursing Agency (PDA) can download the Jeevan Pramaan from the Life Certificate Repository of a pensioner. Here’s how the Jeevan Pramaan Certificate can be downloaded by the PDA:

  • A PDA has to login to the registered account at the Jeevan Pramaan website.

  • Jeevan Pramaan of the pensioner can be downloaded by entering the Pramaan ID

  • The PDA can view/download the Jeevan Pramaan only when it is shared by the pensioner

  • If not registered, a PDA cannot access the Digital Life Certificate of the pensioner

How to Locate Jeevan Pramaan Centres?

To locate the Jeevan Pramaan Centres through the Jeevan Pramaan website, follow the steps below.

1. Visit the Jeevan Pramaan portal

2. On the Home Page, click on ‘Locate a Centre’ option (4th from left) on top of the screen.

3. On ‘Locate a Centre’ screen that shows up,  you can search for a centre via Location or Pincode.

4. After selecting the search option. For example, Location. Select the Location Type, State and District from the available options.

5. After selecting the relevant location, the Jeevan Pramaan centres in that specific location are displayed on the screen along with the support for Google maps.

Benefits of Jeevan Pramaan

  • Jeevan Pramaan makes it hassle-free and easy for pensioners to submit Digital Life Certificates without the need of rushing to the bank.

  • No DLC can be generated without the approval of the pensioner.

  • Once the digitized copy is submitted, the pensioner gets his monthly pension disbursed in his pension account.

  • Cut downs the logistical hurdles.