Banks to collect Aadhaar details from Pensioners for Digital Life Certificate
Aadhaar based digital life certificate for Pensioners – CPAO instructs Banks to collect Aadhaar details to implement Jeevan Pramaan launched by Prime Minister Mr. Modi recently as an alternative for physical attendance of pensioners for giving life certificate
An OM issued by the Ministry of Finance instructing Banks to update the Aadhaar Number on all pension accounts under the scheme “Jeevan Pramaan”.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-11, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
PHONES: 26174596, 26174456,26174438
CPAOffech/Jeevan Pramaan /2014-15/218-259 20.03.2015
Subject:- Aadhaar based Digital Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan).
The Hon’ble Prime Minister has launched “Jeevan Aadhaar”(Aadhaar based biometric verification system for pensioner). To make its implementation successful Department of Financial Services has constituted a sub-group comprising of RBI, Indian Bank’s Association (IBA),.. State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda and Canara Bank. Accordingly; ·RBI, IBA and Department of Financial Services have issued necessary guidelines/ instructions to all banks for their convenience. To implement Jeevan Pramaan it is necessary on the part of banks to seed the Aadhaar number with Pension Payment Order and bank account number. To complete this task, all banks have to take special drive to collect the Aadhaar number. of pensioners and make it a part of their master data.
In the above context Addl. CGA has taken a meeting on 24.12.2014 with the discuss the further strategy for speedy implementation of the system. In the meeting, it was decided that to ensure the genuineness of the pensioner it is necessary to seed the Aadhaar number with PPO and pensioners bank account. Because at present banks are not having pensioners’ data base on their server to link them with the details of PPOs and Aadhaar numbers, they were advised to prepare a database of pensioners account first at the earliest and link them with Aadhaar server. For this purpose, they will call the pensioners to come to bank along with their original Aadhaar card and its photocopy for identification. The designated officer of the bank will identify the pensioner with reference to the PPO and KYC document and seed his pension account with Aadhaar server.
He will keep the photocopy of Aadhaar Card in the pensioners’ folder for record. The bank will apply this strategy immediately with those pensioners whose life certificates are still pending and are interested to opt for digital certification of their life. Thereafter, they may complete this task well before November, 2015, when life certificate becomes dues.
A column for Aadhaar number has been provided in the format of master data and made available on CPAOs website. All CPPCs are advised to update their master data duly seeded with PPO number & bank account numbers and send the same to CPAO by e-mail at [email protected] at the earliest so that CPAO also updates its master data for validation purpose.
This task must be completed on top priority basis.
(Dr. Dilip Kumar)
Controller of Accounts
Ph. No. 011-26174809
Heads of all the CPPCs of Authorized Banks (As per List)