Sunday, 25 November 2018

Important NJCA Meeting on 4.12.2018


Important NJCA Meeting on 4.12.2018

Future course of action of NJCA on Minimum Wage, Fitment Formula, NPS and Other issues
Meeting of National Joint Council of Action on 4th December 2018
NJCA
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road New Delhi - 110055
No.NJCA/2018
Dated November 21, 2018
All Members of the NJCA
Dear Comrades,
Sub: Meeting of the NJCA
Ref : This office letter of even number dated 14th November, 2018
It has been decided to hold meeting of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) on 4th December 2018 from 16:00 hrs in JCM Office, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi, to take stock of the current situation in regard to non-settlement of major pending issues, viz
(i) Improvement in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula
(ii) No Progress in respect of NPS Covered Central Government Employees
(iii) Other pending issues related to National and Departmental Anomalies.
All of you are requested to make it convenient to attend the aforementioned meeting of the NJCA, so as to take the consensus decision for future course of action in the prevalent scenario.
With Fraternal Greetings,
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Comradely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener
Source : Confederation

Cabinet approves extension of the term of the Commission to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes in the Central List till 31st May 2019


Cabinet
Cabinet approves extension of the term of the Commission to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes in the Central List till 31st May 2019
22 NOV 2018
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the extension of the term of the Commission to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes in the Central List for six months beyond 30th November, 2018 and till 31st May 2019.

The Commission has held extensive meetings with the stake holders including the State Governments, the State Backward Classes Commissions, various community associations and general public belonging to various Backward Classes and Commissions and also obtained records, caste-wise, of OBCs admitted in higher educational institution as well as similar caste-wise data of recruits in Central Departments, Central Public Sector Undertakings, Public Sector Banks & Financial Institutions.

Based on the emanating information from the data as processed and analyzed, the Commission has expressed that a round of discussion with the States and their Backward Classes Commission was required before finalizing the sub-categorized lists and the Report.

PIB

MWCD links Sexual Harassment Complaints Portal 'SHe-Box' to central/ state ministries & districts for speedy disposal of cases


Ministry of Women and Child Development

MWCD links Sexual Harassment Complaints Portal 'SHe-Box' to central/ state ministries & districts for speedy disposal of cases
22 NOV 2018
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has linked SHe-Box, the online portal to report complaints of Sexual Harassment at Workplace, to all the Central Ministries, Departments and 653 districts across 33 States/Union Territories. For prompt disposal of complaints on SHe-Box, each case goes directly to the central/ state authority concerned having jurisdiction to take action in the matter. Cases on She-Box can be monitored by the complainants and Ministry WCD, reducing the time taken in case disposal. Till November 20, 2018, as many as 321 complaints have been registered with 'SHe-Box' out of which 120 are related to central ministries/departments, 58 are from state governments and 143 are from private companies.

Elaborating on the portal, Smt. Gandhi said, "SHe-Box portal is an effort to provide speedy remedy to women facing sexual harassment at workplace. With the linking of the portal to central and state governments, once a complaint is submitted to the portal, it will be directly sent to the section of the employer concerned. Through this portal, WCD as well as the complainant, can monitor the progress of the inquiry. This is a proactive step taken by the WCD Ministry in the wake of the worldwide campaign #MeToo, where women have related their experience of facing sexual harassment and abuse at workplace."

SHe-Box, which was launched by WCD Minister Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi last year, offers the facility of making online complaints of sexual harassment at workplace to all women employees in the country including government and private employees. Those who have already filed a written complaint with the concerned Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) or Local Complaint Committee (LCC) constituted under the Sexual Harassment Act are also eligible to file their complaint through this portal.

The portal can be accessed at the following link: http://shebox.nic.in/

The Ministry has also published a Handbook and Training Module on the SH Act to provide information about the provisions of the Act in easy to use practical manner. The private organizations are encouraged to customize the Training Module as per their extant service rules and disciplinary procedures prescribed therein.

PIB

Maternity Leave Incentive Scheme - Clarification by Ministry of Labour & Employment


Maternity Leave Incentive Scheme - Clarification by Ministry of Labour & Employment

Ministry of Labour & Employment
Clarification regarding Maternity Leave Incentive Scheme
16 NOV
In a section of media, there have been some reports about Maternity Leave Incentive Scheme. In this regard, the Ministry of Labour & Employment has clarified the following:-

Background-
(i) The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 applies to establishments employing 10 or more than 10 persons in Factories, Mines, Plantation, Shops & Establishments and other entities. The main purpose of this Act is to regulate the employment of women in certain establishments for certain period before and after child birth and to provide maternity benefit and certain other benefits. The Act was amended through the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 which, inter alia, has increased the paid maternity leave to women employees from 12 weeks to 26 weeks.
(ii) While the implementation of the provision is good in Public Sector, there are reports that it is not good in Private Sector and in contract jobs. There is also a wide perception that private entities are not encouraging women employees because if they are employed, they may have to provide maternity benefit to them, particularly 26 weeks of paid holiday. In addition, the Ministry of Labour Employment is also getting complaints from various quarters that when the employers come to know that their women employee is in the family way or applies for maternity leave, the contracts are terminated on some flimsy grounds. There have been several representations before the Labour Ministry on how the extended maternity leave has become a deterrent for female employees who are asked to quit or retrenched on flimsy grounds before they go on maternity leave.
(iii) Therefore, the Ministry of Labour & Employment is working on an incentive scheme wherein 7 weeks' wages would be reimbursed to employers who employ women workers with wage ceiling upto Rs. 15000/- and provide the maternity benefit of 26 weeks paid leave, subject to certain conditions. It is estimated that approximately an amount of Rs. 400 crores would be the financial implication for Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment for implementing the proposed incentive scheme.
Major Impact:
The proposed Scheme, if approved and implemented shall ensure the women in this country an equal access to employment and other approved benefits alongwith adequate safety and secure environment. Also, the women shall continue to bear the major share of household work as well as child care. The work places will be more and more responsive to the family needs of the working women.

Current Stage of the Proposal:
There are some media reports that this Scheme has been approved/notified. However, it is clarified that Ministry of Labour & Employment is in the process of obtaining necessary budgetary grant and approvals of Competent Authorities. The reports that it will be funded from Labour Welfare Cess, is also incorrect, as no such cess exists under this Ministry.

Source: PIB

Fixation of Pay with An Extra Increment under Rule 13 RP Rules - RBE 175/2008


Fixation of Pay with An Extra Increment under Rule 13 RP Rules - RBE 175/2008
"Ministry of Finance and DoP&T and it is clarified that the benefit of fixation of pay in terms of Rule 13 of RS (RP) Rules, 2008 would be admissible in such situations of placement in higher Grade Pay on non-functional basis"

Fixation of pay/ admissibility of increment under Rule 13 of Revised Pay Rules, 2008 in the situation of placement on non-functional basis in higher Pay Band/ Grade Pay

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
S.No. PC-VI/ 391
RBE No. 175/2018
No. PC-VI/2009/I/6/6 Pt.
New Delhi, dated: 12.11.2018
The GMs/ CAOs (R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Fixation of pay/ admissibility of increment under Rule 13 of Revised Pay Rules, 2008 in the situation of placement on non-functional basis in higher Pay Band/ Grade Pay.

Prior to implementation of recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission, fixation of pay of Railway employees on appointment from one post to another was governed by Rule 1313 {FR22(1)(a)(1)} and 1313 {FR22(1)(a)(2)} R-II depending upon whether situation involved assumption of duties and responsibilities of greater importance or otherwise. Rule 13 of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 governing fixation of pay on promotion on or after 1.1.2006, however, envisage grant of one increment equal to 3% of sum of the pay in the pay band and existing grade pay (to be rounded off to next multiple of 10) in the case of promotion from one grade pay to another in the revised pay structure. Further clarification were issued vide Board's letter No. PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 dated 11.02.2009 (RBE No. 28/2009).

2. References have been received from some of the Railways/PUs and both staff Federations regarding admissibility of fixation with extra increment in terms of Rule 13 of RS(RP) Rules, 2008 in the situation of placement of Pharmacist (GP Rs. 2800) in GP Rs. 4200 on completion of two years regular service and placement of Private Secretaries Grade I (GP Rs. 4800) in GP Rs. 5400 (PB 2) on completion of 4 years regular service on non-functional basis. The matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance and DoP&T and it is clarified that the benefit of fixation of pay in terms of Rule 13 of RS (RP) Rules, 2008 would be admissible in such situations of placement in higher Grade Pay on non-functional basis.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
Hindi version will follow.
(S. Balachandra Iyer)
Executive Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board

GP 6600 to Stenographer Issue - No Provision in Pay Structure - Railway Board Orders

GP 6600 to Stenographer Issue - No Provision in Pay Structure - Railway Board Orders
"Reiteration of GP 4800/5400 (level-8/level-9) as apex promotional grade in stenographers cadre in Field offices (including Zonal Railways) as per extant provisions"

"No provision for a grade in pay structure higher than GP Rs.4800/5400 (Level 8/Level 9) in field offices including zonal Railways"

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
S.No. PO-VI/392
RBE No. 176
No. PC-VI/2018/Misc/05
New Delhi, dated: 13.11.2018
The GMs/ CAOs (R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Reiteration of GP 4800/5400 (level-8/level-9) as apex promotional grade in stenographers cadre in Field offices (including Zonal Railways) as per extant provisions.

Proposals are being received from Railways/ Production Units for upgradation of Stenographers cadre by granting GP 6600/- in PB-3 (6th CPC scales) to senior PSs-I in the Railway/ Unit.

2. In above context, it is hereby clarified that in terms of the extant rules/position such a grade in GP Rs.6600/- is not available/ sanctioned in the category of Stenographers on zonal Railways (Field Offices). Further, based on the recommendations of Pay Commissions and decisions of the Government/Railway Board, there is no provision for a grade in pay structure higher than GP Rs.4800/5400 (Level 8/Level 9) in field offices including zonal Railways. Any local Office Order wherever issued by any Railway contrary to this established position is irregular and is to be withdrawn immediately under intimation to this office.
(S. Balachandra Iyer)
Executive Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board

7th CPC Pay Scales for DCSEM Scientific Staff, Technical Staff and Administrative Staff


7th CPC Pay Scales for DCSEM Scientific Staff, Technical Staff and Administrative Staff

Directorate of Construction, Services & Estate Management (DCSEM)

7th Pay Commission Pay Scales for DCSEM Scientific Staff, DCSEM Technical Staff, DCSEM Administrative Staff and DCSEM Auxiliary Staff

Pay Scales for Scientific Staff
PostLevel in Pay Matrix as per 7th CPCGrade Pay as per 6th CPCPay Band as per 6th CPCG/NGGroup
Outstanding Scientist15-HAG (67,000-79,000)GA
SO/H+/SO/H1410000PB-4 (37400-67000)G
SO/G13A8900G
SO/F138700G
SO/E, TO/E127600PB-3 (15,600-39100)G
SO/D, TO/D116600G
SO/C, TO/C105400G

Pay Scales for Technical Staff
PostLevel in Pay Matrix as per 7th CPCGrade Pay as per 6th CPCPay Band as per 6th CPCG/NGGroup
SA/G127600PB-3 (15600-39100)NGA
SA/F116600NG
Tech.Sup A (Drg)116600NG
SA/E105400NG
Sr.Tech/J105400NG
D/E105400NG
FM/C105400NG
SA/D84800PB-2 (9300-34800)NGB
D/D84800NG
Sr.Tech/H84800NG
SA/C74600NG
D/C74600NG
Tech/G74600NG
SA/B64200NG
Tech/F/FI64200NG
D/BI64200NG
Tech/D52800NGC
Tech/C42400NG
Tech/B32000NG

Pay Scales for Administrative Staff
PostLevel in Pay Matrix as per 7th CPCGrade Pay as per 6th CPCPay Band as per 6th CPCG/NGGroup
Chief Admn. Officer127600PB-3 (15600-39100)GA
JC (F&A)127600G
Administrative Officer-III116600G
DCA116600G
DD (Official Language)116600G
Sr. Accounts Officer105400G
Accounts Officer95400PB-2 (9300-34800)GB
Asstt. Accounts Officer84800G
Asstt. Personnel Officer84800G
Sr. Private Secretary84800G
Sr. Hindi Translator74600NG
PS (NS)74600G
Assistant74600NG
Assistant Accountant74600NG
Steno Gr-I64200NG
Steno Gr-II64200NG
Senior Clerk64200NG
Steno Gr-III42400PB-1 (5200-20200)NGC
Upper Division Clerk42400NG
Lower Division Clerk21900NG

Pay Scales for Auxiliary Staff
PostLevel in Pay Matrix as per 7th CPCGrade Pay as per 6th CPCPay Band as per 6th CPCG/NGGroup
Chief Security Officer127600PB-3 (15600-39100)GA
Dy. Chief Security Officer116600G
Security Officer84800PB-2 (9300-34800)GB
ASO (B)64200NG
ASO (A)64200NG
Driver Spl Gr64200NG
Supr B1 (CM)64200NG
Driver Gr I52800PB-1 (5200-20200)NGC
Sr. Work Assistant/B52800NG
Driver Gr.II42400NG
Caretaker42400NG
Surveyor42400NG
Sr. Work Assistant/A42400NG
Work Asstt/C32000NG
Asst Halwai cum Cook (Auxillary)21900NG
Clerk (Canteen)21900NG
Assist Halwai cum Cook (Canteen)21900NG
Driver OG21900NG
Hd. Security Guard21900NG
Work Asstt/B21900NG
Sr. Security Guard11800NG
Security Guard11800NG
Work Asst / A11800NG
Canteen Attendant11800NG

Most of central government department websites lack transparency: CIC audit


Most of central government department websites lack transparency: CIC audit

Most of the central government department websites lack in suo-motu disclosure of public information under a mandatory provision of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, according to an official report released Tuesday.

It said the ultimate objective of transparency by them can be performed only by the government who control all supply side of information.

Transparency watchdog Central Information Commission (CIC) has undertaken an evaluation to ascertain the quality of suo-motu disclosures under Section 4 of the RTI Act made by various public authorities.

The evaluation was conducted by a committee comprising A N Tiwari, former Chief Information Commissioner, and M M Ansari, former Information Commissioner.

The committee evolved an evaluation format and requested all public authorities to fill it up.
Out of 2,092 public authorities registered with the commission, feedback was received from 838.
"It has been found that out of 838 public authorities, 158 public authorities got grade A, 157 public authorities got grade B, 118 public authorities got grade C, 133 public authorities got grade D and 272 public authorities got grade E," the report said.

The departments getting 90-100 per cent score in the evaluation got grade A, those getting 80-89 per cent were put in grade B, 70-79 per cent in grade C, 60-69 in grade D and below 60 per cent in grade E.

"We have been at pains to point out in our report that while the audit of the websites of the public authorities is a necessary step in the direction of ushering in greater transparency in the functioning of the state instrumentalities, the ultimate objective still remains the embrace of transparency by them as central to governance," the report said.

This task can be performed only by the government who control all supply side of information, it said.

"It is our hope that the initiative taken by the Central Information Commission to evaluate disclosure standards on websites of public authorities shall usher in the change which the RTI Act enjoins. We repeat that institutional transparency is the final frontier of the Right to Information movement," the report said.

Mentioning its major findings, the CIC report said missing information largely relates to "policy on transfer and posting of senior officers deployed at important and sensitive places; details of domestic and foreign visits undertaken by the senior officials and sources and methods of funding political parties or identification of donors", among others.

The report has been accepted by the Central Information Commission, subject to any observations that may now be received by the commission from the public authorities.

PTI

7th CPC House Building Advance - Loan Migration - CGDA


7th CPC House Building Advance - Loan Migration - CGDA

Interest Bearing Advances/Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendation on migration of existing government employees who have already taken Home Laons from Bank / Other Financial Institutions

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt - 10
No.AN/VII/7117/GPF/2018-19
Dated: 19.11.2018
Sub: Interest bearing advances/Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendation on migration of existing government employees who have already taken Home Laons from Bank / Other Financial Institutions - reg.

A copy of Government of Idia, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Housing-II Section OM No.I-17011/11(4)/2016-H.III dated 31.01.2018 on the subject is enclosed herewith for your information and disseminating under your organisation.
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(B.Chandra)
Accounts Officer (Admin)

7th CPC HBA - Migration of Existing Employees - MoHUA Orders on 31.1.2018
1-17011/11(4)/2016-H.III
Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Housing-III Section
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated:31.01.2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Interest bearing advances/ Seventh Central Pay commission on migration Of existing government employees who have already taken Home Loans from Banks' other Financial Institutions - reg.

Kind attention is invited to para 2(viii) of this Ministry's OM. No. l- 17011/11 (4)/2016-H.III dated 09.11-2017 on the above-mentioned subject regarding fulfilment of extant conditions, extant conditions are clarified as follows.

a) Before granting such House Building Advance. the Head of the Department
i) Should satisfy himself that the home loans were taken by the government employee entirely for purpose of construction / purchase of new house/ flat.
ii) Should ensure that the House Building Advance sanctioned is to tie amount of loan still due to be repaid by the government employee
b) House Building Advance can be availed towards repayment of bank loan taken for the purpose of construction/ purchase of new house/ flat.

C) Employee shall be eligible for grant Of House Building Advance on the date she obtained loans from banks and other financial institutions, irrespective of whether they applied for House Building Advance before raising he loan.

d) House Building Advance fry repayment of loans Shall be granted to the Eligible employees in one lump sum. However, the Government employee shall produce the HBA Utilisation Certificate within one month the date of release of HBA

e) Employee has to satisfy tie other provisions of the House Building Advance Rules -2017.
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(Shailendra Vikram Singh)
Director(FD)

RBE No. 177/2018: Modification in the AVC for promotion to Goods Guards in GP Rs.2800 (Level-5)


RBE No. 177/2018: Modification in the AVC for promotion to Goods Guards in GP Rs.2800 (Level-5)
RBE No - 177/2018
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
E(NG)I/2012/PM 1/22
New Delhi, dated November 15, 2018
The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways.

Modification in the AVC for promotion to Goods Guards in Grade Pay Rs.2800 (Level-5).
Attention is invited to instructions contained in Board's letter of even number dated 12.05.2017 regarding modification in the AVC for promotion to the post of Goods Guards in Grade Pay Rs.2800 (Level-5).

In para 2(i) of the aforesaid letter showing the feeder categories eligible to appear in General Selection against 60% quota for filling up the vacancies of Goods Guard in Grade Pay Rs.2800, the categories of Shunting Master-II and Shunting Jamadar, both in GP Rs.2400 (Level-4) may also be included.

This supersedes the earlier instructions contained in letter of even number dated 27.07.2018, wherein shunting Master & Shunting Jamadar were inadvertently mentioned as eligible category for promotion to Goods Guard.

This also disposes off Northern Railway's letter No.752-E/42/E1B/Pt.I dated 31.08.2018.

Please acknowledge receipt.
(P.M. Meena)
Dy. Dir.II/E(NG)
Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/

Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of RS (RP) Rules, 2016


Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of RS (RP) Rules, 2016

NFIR

No. 1/2/Part IV
Dated: 13/11/2018
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of RS (RP) Rules, 2016-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's letter No. IV/NFIR/7th CPC (Imp)/2016/R.B.-Pt. I dated 06/01/2017.
(ii) Railway Board's reply vide letter No. PC-VII/2017/U/7 dated 31/03/2017.
(iii) DoP&T's O.M. No. 13/02/2017-Estt. (Pay-I) dated 28/08/2018.
(iv) Railway Board's letter No. PC-VII/2016/I/6/2 dated 20/09/2018.

While thanking the Railway Board for its letter dated 20/09/2018 giving one month's time from the date of issue of Board's letter, Federation feels disappointed to state that the Board's order giving opportunity to exercise option for fixation of pay from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, under RS (RP) Rules, 2016 have been issued to the Zonal Railways, unfortunately these orders have not been circulated by the Zonal Railways and the Divisions to the field units with the result the staff are unable to exercise option in time. NFIR suggests that in such orders the time for exercising option should be atleast 90 days from the date the instructions are circulated by the DRMs/Unit incharges to enable the staff to avail the option opportunity.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly issue corrigendum to order dated 20th September, 2018 (RBE 142/2018) clearly mentioning that the period of 90 days will count from the date these orders circulated by the Divisional/Units Administration so as to enable the staff to exercise option. Copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Modification of Pay-Slip of Industrial Employees Under OFB - PCA(FYS) Orders 14.11.2018


Modification of Pay-Slip of Industrial Employees Under OFB - PCA(FYS) Orders 14.11.2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
10-A, S.K. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA: 700001
PAY TECH SECTION
No.Pay/Tech-1/0195
Dated 14.11.2018
To
The CsFA (Fys)
_____________
_____________
_____________

Subject : Modification of pay-slip of Industrial employees under OFB- regarding.
Reference : This office earlier circular no dated 25/09/2017 and further 16/10/2017.

Consequent on implementation of 7th CPC OFB had invited proposal from all SGMs/GMs as well as PCA (Fys) on modifications of pay-slips of IEs in OFB. On receiving feedback from different Gp controllers, the suggestions were forwarded to Wage Package Team, Ishapore for incorporation in the Wage Package. The updated format of wage package has been accepted by OFB and some further modifications for incorporation of Aadhaar No, Bank Account No, Date of Retirement (copy enclosed) has now been sought in the Wage Package by OFB.

It is therefore, requested to kindly look into it and offer your valuable suggestions/proposals in consultation with Br. Accounts Offices under your jurisdiction for onward submission to OFB.
Kindly accord priority.
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Dy. Controller of Accounts (Fys)

FAQ for Pensioners Regarding Digital Life Certificate (DLC)

FAQ for Pensioners Regarding Digital Life Certificate (DLC)


Frequently asked questions for Pensioners regarding Jeevan Pramaan / Digital

Life Certificate (DLC)

What is Jeevan Pramaan/Digital Life Certificate (DLC) ?
Jeevan Pramaan is a biometric enabled Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certificate for pensioners. Jeevan Pramaan i.e DLC is generated for individual pensioner using his/her Aadhaar number and Biometrics.

How is this different from traditional Life Certificate issued by Govt Officers/ Agencies?
For Jeevan Pramaan (DLC) the pensioner is not required to present himself/ herself personally before the Pension Disbursing Officer. DLC does not have to be submitted physically to the Pension Disbursing Agency ( Bank/Post Office etc ) as it is available to them digitally and. is automatically processed by the Pension Disbursing Agency. Also each DLC has a unique id called the Pramaan-Id.

Is the Pramaan ID / Jeevan Pramaan i.e DLC valid for life ?
The Pramaan ID/Jeevan Pramaan is not valid for life. The validity period of the certificate is as per rules specified by the Pension Sanctioning Authority. Once the validity period is over a new JeevanPramaan Certificate i.e a new Pramaan Id needs to be obtained.

Who is eligible for Jeevan Pramaan i.e Digital Life Certificate ?
A pensioner whose Pension Sanctioning Authority (PSA) is onboarded on to JeevanPramaan is eligible for Jeevan Pramaan. List of onboarded PSA, can be found under 'Circulars' tab on the https://jeevanpramaan.gov.in portal.
From where can I obtain a JeevanPramaan i.e Digital Life Certificate
You can obtain a DLC from
  1. various Citizen Service Centre (CSC) located across India
  2. office of Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDA) such as Post Office, Banks, Treasury etc
  3. It can also be generated from home/any location on a Windows PC/Laptop( ver 7 & above) or Android Mobile ( KitKat & above ), for more details click here
What is required, if I want to generate DLC on my PC/Laptop/Mobile
  1. A STQC certified Biometric Device is required.
  2. 'RD Service' of the Biometric Device being used should be installed on the PC/Laptop/mobile.
  3. The 'JeevanPramaan Application' has to be installed on your PC/mobile. It can be downloaded from the 'Download' tab from https://jeevanpramaan.gov.in 4. An Internet Connection is required.
How can I find a Citizen Service Centre (CSC) ?
You can search nearest CSC by clicking on 'Locate a Centre' on https://jeevanpramaan.gov.in portal or alternately you can send SMS to 7738299899. The SMS body must start with keyword “JPL” and after space write your pin-code. e.g. JPL 110003 and send it to 7738299899.

What information is required to be provided by a pensioner to generate the Jeevan Pramaan?
 The Pensioner has to provide Aadhaar Number, Name, Mobile Number and self declared Pension Related Information like PPO Number, Pension Account number, Bank details, Name of Pension Sanctioning Authority, Pension Disbursing Authority, etc. The pensioner has to also provide his/her biometrics either Iris or Fingerprint. Note : Incorrect information may lead to rejection of the DLC by the authorities.

What is the procedure for generating a JeevanPramaan from a CSC/office of PDA?
  1. Pensioner visits a CSC or office of PDA
  2. He/She provides the required information to the operator. The operator feeds/enters this information into the system i.e JeevanPramaan Application
  3. The pensioner has to then provide his/her biometrics by placing his/her finger on the finger print scanner or eye in front of the Iris scanner.
  4. On successful aadhaar based biometric authentication, JeevanPramaan is generated with a unique id called Pramaan Id.
  5. An acknowledgement message quoting the Pramaan Id is sent as an SMS to the mobile number provided by the pensioner. Note - The JeevanPramaan/DLC thus generated is subject to approval of the Pension Sanctioning/Disbursing Authority as provided by the pensioner.
Do I have to submit the Jeevan Pramaan i.e DLC to my bank/post office etc?
No, You do not have to submit the DLC to the bank/post office/pension disbursing agency. The DLC is automatically available to them electronically.

Can I get my Digital Life Certificate i.e JeevanPramaan downloaded online, after it is generated?
Yes, once your praman-id is generated, you can download the Digital Life Certificate by following the link https://jeevanpramaan.gov.in/ppouser/login.

How can I know the status of my Digital Life Certificate, whether it has been accepted/rejected ?
You need to download the DLC from the https://jeevanpramaan.gov.in portal to know the status.

I have received SMS on my mobile that my JeevaanPramaan is rejected, what should I do?
Contact your Pension Disbursing Agency. JeevanPramaan is rejected in case wrong particulars are provided by pensioner while generating the DLC. It is recommended that a new JeevanPramaan i.e Pramaan-ID be generated by providing all correct information and biometrics.

Is Electronic Jeevan Pramaan i.e DLC a must for the pensioner?
JeevanPramaan i.e DLC is an add on facility to the already existing ways of submission of Life Certificate.

What is the procedure for getting Aadhaar Number?
Contact nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre in your city for getting a Aadhaar Number. You can find permanent Aadhaar Enrolment Centres from UIDAI website https://appointments.uidai.gov.in

Is this certificate valid?
Yes, Digital Life Certificate is a valid certificate and recognized under the IT Act. The system benefits the pensioner from having to go before the Pension disbursing Authority to prove that he/she is alive.

Source: http://www.irtsa.net/

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