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Face recognition technology launched for generation of digital life certificate

Union Minister of State Jitender Singh has launched the face recognition technology for the submission of digital life certificate (DLC) by the pensioners
Govt launches face recognition technology for generation of DLC (File Image)
Govt launches face recognition technology for generation of DLC (File Image)

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitender Singh has launched the face recognition technology for submission of digital life certificate (DLC) by the pensioners. "Govt has been undertaking several reforms for timely and smooth payment of pension and has also taken various steps in the past for promoting the welfare of pensioners", Singh said speaking at the occasion. 

An online system for Jeevan Pramaan Portal has made the process for submission of Life Certificate faster and more transparent, as a pensioner can give an online life certificate, anytime and from anywhere, by attaching a biometric device to his PC/Mobile or by using services of a Common Service Centre (CSC) or any bank branch. The pensioner also gets the status of submission and acceptance of life certificates through SMS. The system is also helpful to the banks as they can update thousands of life certificate records through a single click in their pensioners’ database without putting in extra resources.

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Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare has been working with National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY) for the development of a face-recognition technology-based system using UIDAI’s Aadhaar software for submission of digital life certificate. The introduction of this technology is a further step in the direction of ensuring ease of living for pensioners and family pensioners. Under this facility, the identity of a pensioner or family pensioner will be established through the face recognition technique. It will be possible to submit a life certificate using this technology from any Android-based smartphone.

DLC through face recognition technology is a breakthrough technology that will reduce pensioners’ dependence on external bio-metric devices and make the process affordable and accessible, thus ensuring ease of living for pensioners and family pensioners.

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