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E-Pension Payment Order: New Step in the Right Direction

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Furthering the Digital India-initiatives of Govt. of India, of Defence Accounts(Pensions), has started issuance of electronic-Payment Orders (e-PPOs) to the pensioners along with their Disbursement Agencies viz., Banks, Defence 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.

of Defence Accounts (Pensions), is the sole agency under which sanctions Pensions for the viz., Army, Coast Guard, and Development Organization, General Reserve Engineer Force, Border Roads Organization, Military Engineering Services and other Defence organisations including 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.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 15:24 IST