On your PPO Must Include this : Check it Now and Take Action

You might have noticed that on your PPO, there is no mention of your wife’s name and date of birth which is quite important to have.  This kind of problem may be found largely by those who retired before 1986.  On your PPO Must Include this – Check it Now and Take Action.

The inclusion of the wife’s name on the Pension Payment Order (PPO) for retired personnel of the Indian Armed Forces serves various administrative and practical purposes. This practice has its roots in the recognition of the contributions and roles played by spouses, particularly in the context of ex-servicemen and their families. Here are some reasons why the wife’s name is often printed on the PPO:

Family Benefits and Entitlements:   Including the wife’s name on the PPO ensures that she can continue to receive certain benefits and entitlements even after the serviceman’s retirement or demise. These benefits can include pensions, medical facilities, and other allowances.

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Ease of Administration:   By listing the wife’s name on the PPO, administrative processes become smoother. This helps in identifying the rightful beneficiary without confusion or delays. This is particularly important in cases where the serviceman is no longer alive and the wife becomes the primary beneficiary.

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Continuity of Benefits:     In the unfortunate event of the serviceman’s death, having the wife’s name on the PPO streamlines the process of transferring pension and other benefits to the widow. This ensures that the spouse is able to access the support she is entitled to without unnecessary complications.

Legal and Financial Clarity:     Including the wife’s name on the PPO provides legal and financial clarity regarding the beneficiary of the pension and associated benefits. It prevents disputes and ensures that the intended recipient receives the benefits.

Documentation and Verification:     The inclusion of the wife’s name serves as official documentation that can be used for verification and authentication purposes. This is important when dealing with various government and non-government agencies for claiming benefits.

Recognition of Spousal Role:    Recognizing the wife’s name on the PPO acknowledges the important role that spouses play in supporting the serviceman’s career and the sacrifices they make as a family.

Family Security:     Having the wife’s name on the PPO underscores the commitment of the armed forces to provide security and support to the entire family unit, especially in cases of retirement, disability, or demise of the serviceman.

Uniformity and Regulation:      Including the wife’s name on the PPO might also align with broader regulatory practices within the military and government systems, ensuring uniformity in record-keeping and administration.

Overall, including the wife’s name on the PPO reflects a comprehensive approach to providing support and recognition to both the serviceman and his family. It acknowledges the pivotal role that spouses play in the lives of ex-servicemen and demonstrates the commitment of the armed forces to the well-being of the entire military family.

Check your PPO Now and take action

All those retired soldiers are appealed to check whether their wife’s name and date of birth which is written in the discharge book in their PPO is mentioned in their PPO or not, if the date of birth is not mentioned in full, the pension was received at that time. The age or year of the wife is written or the name and date of birth of the wife is not mentioned in the PPO of those who retired before 1986 and they have not yet taken any action to mention the date of birth of the wife in the PPO, it is appealed to them that You should submit an application to your District Sainik Welfare Office, so that a new PPO can be issued from their record office / CDA by mentioning the name and date of birth of the wife, so that in future his wife can get family pension and 20% increased pension after 80 years. Do not face any kind of problem.

SPARSH Pensioner may do it at their own

Those pensioners who have already been migrated to SPARSH Pension system by PCDA (P), may directly login to SPARSH Portal and may upload necessary documents to get the correction / inclusion of the name of your wife.  You may also approach your nearest SPARSH Service Centre.

format of application (Manual –  for Non SPARSH users)

 To,

 The District Sainik Welfare Officer 
………………….……….(insert address of the place)

Subject: Application regarding registration of wife’s date of birth/name in PPO.

Sir, 

In the above subject, it is humbly requested that I Army No…………………………. Rank………………… Name………………………,…  Resident of .Village..,. ………………. Post ……………………. District……………………………  and retired from the Indian Army on ……………… after serving ………………………years. The name of my record office is…………………….. Address  is ………………..…………..

My wife’s date of birth/name is not mentioned in my PPO No…………………, due to which there may be problems in getting a family pension for my wife in future and 20% increased family pension after the age of 80 years. Photocopy of my PPO and other documents is attached.

It is a humble request to you to make it necessary to register my wife’s name and date of birth in my PPO and please give me a copy of the revised corrigendum PPO for record keeping.

Photocopies of the following documents are attached for your necessary action:

1. Discharge book
2. PPO
3. Aadhar card
4. PAN Card,ECHS Card & Birth Certificate/Passport
5. Veterans Identity Card

Thank you

                   Applicant

    Army No.

    Rank……

    Name……… ..(Retd.).

    Present full address……

    Pin Code…………

Mobile number………

Date : ——–

Attached documents

(Photocopy) :-  PPO,  discharge book,  Aadhar card,  pan card

It is a special request to all who have received this message that selflessly call and inform all the affected ex-servicemen you are in contact with. So after talking to those friends on the phone, suggest they check the date of birth and name of the wife in their PPO and in case of error, approach the District Sainik Welfare Office. In Case of SPARSH migrated Pensioner, may do the needful with contacting a SPARSH Service Centre or may login to the SPARSH App / web portal and upload necessary documents to include / rectify name of your wife on the PPO. 

Your valuable time will definitely be spent in sharing this message and talking on the phone, but by making many of your old friends aware, you will help your old friends by participating in this pious work of mentioning their wife’s name and date of birth in their PPO.

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