New Delhi: Minister of State for Personnel Dr Jitendra Singh has launched unique Face Recognition Technology for Pensioners and said, this will bring ease of living for the retired and the elderly citizens.
Dr Singh said that Face Recognition Technique of giving Life Certificate is a historic and far reaching reform, since it will touch the lives of not only 68 lakh Central Government Pensioners but also Crores of Pensioners who fall outside the jurisdiction of this Department such as EPFO, State Government Pensioners etc.
According to an official statement on Monday, he thanked National Informatics Center (NIC), the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology as well as Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for devising this technology and making such an initiative of Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare possible.
He said that the government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always sought "ease of living" for all sections of society including the retirees and pensioners who are the nation's assets with all their experience and long years of service rendered by them.
He also reiterated that during the Corona pandemic too, the Department of Pension brought about several reforms for release of provisional pension/family pension.
The minister said the Department of Pension has been extensively using technology to achieve this end, be it introduction of digital life certificate, introduction of intelligent common software "Bhavishya" for all government of India ministries for processing pension cases.
''The effort in issuing Electronic PPOs and pushing the same in Digi locker is a huge step towards Ease of Living and transparency,'' he added.
He further asserted that the Department has also been bringing out e-booklets for Pensioner awareness and carrying out an Awareness campaign on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and other social media platforms.