Dear Veterans, it is not possible to buy a Finger print device for everyone to submit a life certificate. You have another option to submit the life certificate from home . It is MLC using SPARSH Portal but here is also an additional thing that needs to be done, it is authentication of a paper print certificate named MLC – by any gazetted Officer. Those who do not know you may not agree to sign the certificate. In such a situation , it will be better to purchase a biometric device MFS-100 mantra from an online shopping portal.
One of my friend has also purchased Biometric Device from Amazon last year and used it to submit Life Certificate through the SPARSH portal which takes less than one minute for a pensioner. At Least 50 Pensioners who are living near me have availed this option using that device and it is working fine till date. This year also at least 15 Defence pensioners have used this device to submit their identification/Life certificate through SPARSH. You may also buy it from Amazon as link of that product is shared below :
Now you have the option to submit your Life Certificate through MLC on SPARSH or using a Biometric Fingerprint Device with an Aadhaar database. To know the step by step process of Digital Life Certificate on SPARSH Portal you may read this article –
Here are the steps to upload the Mannual life Certificate which can be done without any Biometric Device. Just need to have a PC/laptop/Android Phone.
Step-1 Open the website of SPARSH in your LAPTOP or PC which must have an internet connection. Link provided below.(URL- sparsh.defencepension.gov.in).
Step – 2 Log into the portal account using your credentials.
Step – 3 Click on the “Life Certificate / Identification” menu available in the left panel and right List of the page.
Step – 4 Click on “Perform Life Certificate/ Identification” . You may opt to submit a digital Life Certificate and need not to upload anything. If you have opted for the Aadhar option, you need to access the Aadhar linked mobile where you will receive the OTP thereafter the biometric scan of your fingerprint will be given. Since you do not want to use Biometric Device, choose MLC option as it appears on the screen.
Step- 5 You will find 2 options in this screen “Mannual Life Certificate” and “Aadhar“. Click on Mannual Life Certificate option. Once selected on manual Life Certificate Option, and then click on “Initiate Request” to download MLC and create Life Certificate/ Identification request. You need not to put MLC Number here. You will have option to download MLC here. Now get a printout of your MLC and get it signed by a Gazetted officer and fill it up as required. Then make a scanned copy of it (pdf ) and keep in your device.
Step -6 – Now again login to the SPARSH Portal and Repeat the screen as step 1 to 4 . In the next step at step 5 – you need to put your MLC number as mentioned on the MLC printed and signed by a gazetted officer – required to be entered here and click on “initiate request” button to submit your Life Certificate (MLC), complete the next steps by putting the requisite data and submit your life certificate. Now it is done.
How can I view my next identification date?
Go To: Services > Identification, and view details of your identification completed, including last identification date & next identification due date.
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