Now there is no need for pensioners to visit the treasury, bank or any other department for submitting their life certificate. Pensioners can obtain the Digital Life Certificate (DLC) from the nearest Post office or can also be get it issued by Postman or Gramin Dak Sevak. For this, a fee of only Rs. 70 is prescribed. The life certificate will automatically reach the concerned department online. It will not cause any hindrance in receiving pension. This facility is being made available in all post offices through India Post Payments Bank. This was informed by the Postmaster General of Varanasi Region, Shri Krishna Kumar Yadav.
Highlighting on DLC, Postmaster General Shri Krishna Kumar Yadav said that through the Department of Posts, the facility of digital life certificate is being provided to pensioners of all departments sitting at home. Pensioners can call the postman of their locality as well as request can also be made through Post Info Mobile App to avail this facility. For this, the pensioner will have to provide Aadhaar number, mobile number, bank or post office account number and PPO number. It is worth mentioning here that the pensioners have to submit the life certificate to the treasury, bank or the concerned department, usually in the month of November and December every year. For this, pensioners residing in remote areas and old pensioners many times face difficulties to attend the treasury and it also causes expenditure involved in travelling etc. In such a situation, pensioners will get a lot of convenience and relief from this digital initiative of the Department of Posts.
Assistant Director Shri Brijesh Sharma informed that apart from obtaining Digital Certificate at their door step, pensioners can withdraw amount of pension from their bank account through Aadhaar enabled payment system also sitting at home through postman.