PPO or Pension Payment Order is the most important order for Pensioners. Your PPO must consist of your complete personal and payment details including details of NOK i.e who will get the Family Pension after passing away of the initial pensioner.
The name of spouse and amount of Family Pension admissible is endorsed in the Pension Payment Order has been introduced from 01.03.1985. This enables the Pension Disbursing Authorities to commence Family Pension automatically consequent upon death of the pensioner without awaiting any further authorization from Pension Sanctioning Authority.
However, after introduction of SPARSH, the data is kept with the PCDA and as well as PPO is also originated and pension is disbursed by them only. So, it is now more easy to rectify or inclusion of name of Family Pensioner in the PPO.
Pensioner who are either not married at the time of discharge or who have retired prior to 01.03.1985 and joint notification is not notified in the Pension Payment Order, the pensioner may submit an application form in a prescribed format in triplicate duly authenticated by ZSB to the pension disbursing authority who in turn forward two copies of the application form to DAV /Record office for issuance of corrigendum pension payment order.
The estimated number of pensioners in whose case, joint notification of family pension was required to be done by the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (P) is approximately 6 lakhs.
You may be one amongst 6 lakhs pensioners who have not done their duty to their spouses. Please take action as early as possible by sending the application form to the DAV / Record Office for issuance of separate Pension Payment Order through Pension Disbursing Authority.
If you have already migrated to SPARSH, kindly login now and check whether the name of your NOK/ Family is mentioned in the PPO / SPARSH Profile or not. If it is available and correct, then its fine. In case of your family details i.e name of wife/ NOK not mentioned, you should approach the SPARSH along with relevant documents through a SPARSH Service centre. Details of the nearest SPARSH Service Centre is available in our website as well as in the Mobile App of SPARSH also.
The pensioner who has retired on or before 01.03.1985 and not applied for Joint Notification of Family Pension and subsequently dies, the spouse is required to submit an application form in a prescribed format to DAV/ Record office as the case may be through DSSA board. Pension Sanctioning Authority will sanction Family Pension and Pension Payment Order will be amended accordingly.. Format of Application for inclusion of name of the Family is available at page No 191 of this Document link below.