Retired Armed Forces Pensioners / Family pensioners – New PPO Series
The office of the principal CDA (pensions) issued circular no. 595 dated 25.1.2018 regarding Implementation of government decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission in respect of the post – 01.01.2016 retired armed forces pensioners / family pensioners – New PPO Series
Reference is invited to this office circular no. 588 dated 20.10.2017 and circular no. 590 dated 06.11.2017 under which the implementation of instructions regarding new PPO series and e-PPO have been issued
The procedure of forwarding of e-PPO in respect of commissioned officers of Armed Forces has been provided at para 4(b) of Circular no. 588 dated 20.10.2017. The issue has been re-examined in light of the representations from the pensioner regarding non-payment of pensionary award due to non-receipt of confirmation from Army headquarters. The matter is under consideration with higher authorities. It has also come to the notice of this office that in some of the cases documents submitted to PDAs are incomplete/not in order. In view of this and till the finalization of the matter of confirmation of e-PPO (In case of ICOs) from Army headquarters. PDAs are requested to follow the procedure of physical presence for first payment of pension as mentioned at para(4) of circular no.546 dated 10.09.2015 which states that “ pensioner will be required to be called to the paying branch/DPDOs if the undertaking/documents submitted by service headquarters in case of ICOs (through PSA) is incomplete”.
In addition to this, those pensioners who present themselves before PDA as per old practice along with copy of e-PPO for verification of identity etc, the first payment of pensionary award may be made without waiting for confirmation from Army headquarters for such pensioners.
It is also noticed that PDAs are insisting for the confirmation from Army headquarters in corrigendum PPOs also whereas the provision made in this office circular no. 588 dated 20.10.2017 is for the first payment in case of fresh retiree only but in not in the case where pensioner is already drawing his/her regular pension from the PDA concerned.
All other instructions will remain unchanged