Face Recognition Technology for Pensioners – Rajyasabha Q and A
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PENSION AND PENSIONERS’ WELFARE)
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1400
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 28.07.2022)
FACE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY FOR PENSIONERS
1400 SHRI KANAKAMEDALA RAVINDRA KUMAR:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government with a view to provide ‘ease of living’ to pensioners across the country has introduced face recognition technology for them to give “Life Certificate’;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether Government has come across any instances of hardship faced by pensioners while availing this technology in submitting “Life Certificate’ for availing pension; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a): Yes Sir. The Government has introduced Face Authentication Technology to submit ‘Life Certificate’ by Pensioners through the Jeevan Pramaan App with a view to enhance ‘ease of living’ for pensioners.
(b): Face Authentication Technology was launched by the Government on 29th November 2021 with a view to enhance ease of submission of Digital Life Certificate by pensioners. Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare had collaborated with NIC, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) and UIDAI to utilize the ‘Face-Authentication Technology’ based on UIDAI Aadhaar software, for submission of digital life certificate by the Pensioners/Family Pensioners. As per this facility, the identity of a person is established through face authentication technique and it is now possible to submit Life Certificate using the Jeevan Pramaan App from any Android based smart phone and the Digital Life Certificate gets generated.
(c) & (d): The Government has not come across any instances of hardship faced by pensioners while availing this technology in submitting ‘Life Certificate’ for availing pension.
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