Pension Cost Order (PPO) can now be saved in ”DigiLocker” by the central civil pensioners, in accordance with an official assertion issued on Wednesday. The transfer comes after it was observed by the Division of Pension and Pensioners” Welfare (DoPPW) that a number of pensioners, over a time frame, misplace the unique copies of their PPO, which, evidently, is a vital unique doc, it stated.
“Within the absence of their PPO, these pensioners should face innumerable hardships at numerous phases of their retired life. For newly retiring officers, in view of the widespread COVID-19 pandemic, it was a dilemma to bodily obtain arduous copies of the PPO,” stated the assertion issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
Accordingly, the DoPPW has determined to combine the digital Pension Cost Order (e-PPO), generated by means of the Public Finance Administration System (PFMS) software of Controller Common of Accounts, with DigiLocker, as a way to improve ease of residing of central authorities civil pensioners, it stated.
This method will allow any pensioner to acquire an immediate printout of the newest copy of their PPO from their DigiLocker account, the ministry stated.
This initiative will create a everlasting document of their respective PPO of their DigiLocker and on the similar time get rid of delays in reaching the PPO to new pensioners, in addition to the need of handing over a bodily copy, it stated.
DigiLocker is a digital doc pockets for residents that enables them to entry necessary paperwork anytime and wherever.
“This (e-PPO to DigiLocker) was a goal set to be achieved for civil ministries by 2021-22, which the division accomplished forward of time in view of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the assertion stated.
This facility has been created with Bhavishya software program, which is a single window platform for pensioners, proper from the beginning of their pension processing until the top of the method.
This software program shall now present an choice to retiring worker to hyperlink their DigiLocker with their Bhavishya account and acquire their e-PPO in a seamless method, the ministry added.