E-PPO to all Defence Pensioners implemented to reduce delays in pension disbursement
Pension Payment Order by Electronic Means – Principal Controller of Defence Accounts started issuing E-PPO to all Defence Pensioners
Pension Payment Order is an imporant document as far as Pensioners are concerned which determines the Pension to be fixed at the time of retirement. Until October 2017, process of issuing PPO was done manually by PCDA.Since then E-PPOs are being issued in the case of Commissioned Officers and JCOs.
Now, PCDA has started issuing E-PPO for all defence pensioners including defence civilians. It is expected that E-PPO would considerably reduce delay in Pension disbursements and Revised Pension fixation.
Press Release issued by PCDA in this regard is as follows
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
E-Pension Payment Order: New Step in the Right Direction
Furthering the Digital India-initiatives of Govt. of India, Principal Controller of Defence Accounts(Pensions), Allahabad has started issuance of electronic-Pension Payment Orders (e-PPOs) to the pensioners along with their Pension Disbursement Agencies viz., Banks, Defence Pension Disbursement Offices, Post Offices, etc. What began in the first phase, for all Commissioned Officers and JCOs/ORs of Armed Forces from the month of October 2017, has now been extended to all defence pensioners including defence civilians.
Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions), Allahabad is the sole agency under Ministry of Defence which sanctions Pensions for the Defence Services viz., Army, Coast Guard, Defence Research and Development Organization,General Reserve Engineer Force, Border Roads Organization, Military Engineering Services and other Defence organisations including Defence Account Department and Defence Civilians.
The shift from manual system to e-PPO system is expected to minimize delays in pension disbursement and further revision as and when needed. This initiative also eliminates the occurrence of human errors in data entry at multiple levels.
The next big step in this direction would be digitizing pension documents received from 46 record offices and more than 2900 Heads of Offices. This initiative by PCDA (P) will facilitate better implementation of OROP.
Source : PIB