Life Certificate in SPARSH 2022 : New Advisory by DIAV

Process of submission of Life certificate for Defence pensioners have been completely changed after introduction of SPARSH. Indian Army veterans Directorate has published advisory for awareness and necessary action by all defence pensioners related to submission to Life Certificate. As you know that, Life certificate required to be submitted during Nov 2022 and the new system SPARSH is a new challenge to pensioners.  Lets know the details of the advisory.

ADVISORY ON SUBMISSION OF ANNUAL LIFE CERTIFICATE BY PENSIONERS ISSUED BY DIAV

What is Life Certificate and mode of submission

Submission of Annual Life Certificate is mandatory for continuance of monthly pension. Most of the post-2016 pensioners have now been migrated to SPARSH and over 39,000 pensioners could not submit their life certificate by the extended date 31 March 22. Despite concerted efforts by all the stakeholders, many life certificates are still pending which may hamper remittance of monthly pension.

The procedure for submission of life certificate

(a) Jeevan Pramaan Portal (JPP). JPP is the best suited platform to submit Digital Life Certificate (DLC) in respect of Aadhaar seeded PPOs. However, DLC should be submitted as a ‘New Pensioner’ otherwise system picks up old values like PPO No, PDA etc on punching of mob No due to which the same cannot be exported to SPARSH. The values in various dropdowns should be selected as under :-

 (i) Category : Central Govt.

(ii) Pension Sanctioning Authority : Defence-PCDA(P) Allahabad.

(iii) Pension Disbursing Agency : SPARSH-PCDA(P) Allahabad.

(iv) PPO No. Only 12 digit ePPO or SPARSH PPO No to be punched. If the same is not available with the pensioner due to any reason, mechanism is available on PCDA(P) Portal (pcdapension.nic.in) in the tab ‘Migration into SPARSH’. Search by Regimental No is convenient option, however, zero to be added in beginning to seven digits Army Nos.

Mannual submission of Life certificate

(b) Manual Life Cert. In case Aadhaar is not available in SPARSH PPO, DLC through JPP will not be feasible. In such cases, manual life certificate can be uploaded on SPARSH through pensioner’s login. If the pensioner is unable to do the same or internet facility is not available in remote/border areas, manual life certificate as per format attached duly signed by the Competent Authority can be submitted by post to PCDA(P) with a copy to concerned Record Office.

In case of Death of Pensioner, Action by Family pensioner

(c) Death of Pensioner. In case pensioner expired, procedure for death reporting is available on SPARSH in open source (Services tab).

Pending Life Certificate on SPARSH

(d) List of Pending Life Certificates. The list of pensioners whose life certificates are pending has been made available on PCDA(P) Portal and is being updated on daily basis. Pensioners can search their name on any internet PC.

CSC for SPARSH Help and Life Certificate at Free of Cost

3. Utilisation of Common Service Centres (CSCs). All CSCs, over four lakh across the country and popularly known as ‘Jan Suvidha Kendra’ or ‘eMitra’, have been nominated as SPARSH Service Centres to handhold defence pensioners through MoU between CGDA and MeITY. Maximum CSC operators have been trained on use of SPARSH Portal and associated processes. Charges for the services being provided to def pensioners will be remitted to CSCs by CGDA and pensioners do not need to pay anything to CSC operators. All defence pensioners may visit nearest CSC for submission of Annual Life Certificate and other grievances, if any.

To know details kindly read the original advosry published in rodra website link given below :

https://rodra.gov.in/Advisory%20on%20Submission%20of%20Annual%20Life%20Certificate%20by%20Pensioners.pdf

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