Bhubaneswar: In an initiative to help the pensioners to submit their annual life certificate during COVID-19 pandemic, Odisha Government made a new service functional for them to get the Digital Life Certificate (DLC) at their doorstep.
“The ‘doorstep DLC service’ launched by the Indian Post Payment Bank (IPPB) facilitates generation of the DLC by the pensioners/family pensioners from the Jeevan Praman Portal at their doorstep. The postman having micro ATM can visit the pensioners and obtain the biometric authentication to generate the DLC,” said an office memorandum issued by the Finance Department yesterday.
Earlier, the Department had introduced a facility for submission of Aadhaar based DLC through Jeevan Praman portal and accordingly, the pensioners were allowed to furnish their DLCs through biometric services procured by them or through the cyber cafe, common service centres, GPO, head post office or banks.
In view of COVID-19 pandemic that is causing inconveniences to the pensioners to physically visit a designated place to furnish biometric impression for generation of the DLC, the State Government has now allowed the pensioners to avail the services provided by the IPPB for generation and submission of DLC.
To avail the doorstep DLC service through IPPB in Odisha, the pensioners can request their nearest post office or make a request through PostInfo App or through the website http://ccc.cept.gov.in/covid/request.aspx.
Note: The IPPB will charge Rs 70 from the pensioner for the service.