NEW DELHI: Relieving senior citizens of the trouble of having to look for original, physical copies of their Pension Payment Orders (PPOs) for all post-retirement formalities, the department of pension and pensioners' welfare has allowed Central government civil pensioners to store electronic PPO in their Digi Locker account. This will create a permanent record of their PPO in Digi Locker and eliminate delays in reaching the PPO to new pensioners as well as the need for handing over a physical copy.
"It had come to the notice of the department of pension & pensioners welfare that several pensioners, over a period of time, misplace the original copies of their Pension Payment Order (PPO) which, needless to say, is a very important original document. In the absence of their PPO, these pensioners have to face innumerable hardship at various stages of their retired life. For newly retiring officials, in view of the widespread Covid-19 pandemic, it is a dilemma to physically receive hard copies of the PPO," the department noted in a release.
The department has now decided to integrate the electronic PPO generated through PFMS application of CGA (Controller General of Accounts), with Digi Locker, in order to enhance "ease of living" of Central government civil pensioners.
This was a target set to be accomplished for civil ministries by 2021-22, which the department completed ahead of time in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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