Once your Defence pension migrated to SPARSH you will receive first message from your bank regarding transfer of pension account to SPARSH as per directive of PCDA (P), Prayagraj. After receiving this message, the pensioner need not to do anything extra from his side unless receive your SPARSH Portal Credential i.e Log in ID and password. In general it takes 7 to 30 days to get SPARSH user ID and Password on your registered mobile number and email ID connected to Bank.
Once your Defence pension account migrated to SPARSH, your pension will be credited to your Bank account on the last working day for PCDA of the month or last day of the month which was not so earlier. You will receive first pension through SPARSH on last date of same month of migration.
Now pensioner starts to receive monthly pension messages from his bank in different pattern which has words like NEFT, UTR, RBI, Principal Controller of Defence Accounts etc. in it and it does not show breakdown of pension as earlier like Basic pension, DA, Disability, Commutation, TDS etc.
After a few days Pensioner will receive SPARSH Log in ID and password from SPARSH through SMS and email. After receipt of log in ID and password, he/she should log in to SPARSH portal, verify, validate with his/her Aadhaar Number and submit declaration. Receipt of Log in ID and password may vary from one week to one month after receipt of migration message.
After migration, the pensioner starts to receive pension messages through SMS and email from SPARSH Team in advance before 4 days of pension is to be credited.
If SPARSH Login ID and Password Not Received ?
In rare case, pensioner may not receive Log in ID and password due to non-transfer of mobile number and email ID properly during migration.
In this case, you yourself can find out SPARSH PPO number from SPARSH portal through two easy options.
First Option, click on “Click Here” in Alert Pop Up appeared on screen for checking of identification.
Second Option, click on “To Know Identification Status Click here” at Serial ‘e’ on scrolling bar on top of portal. Now enter either service number with check suffix or pension bank account number in any of these two options. If migrated, you will find your SPARSH PPO number, migration date, registration status of your mobile number and Aadhar number in SPARSH and other details here.
If you come to know your SPARSH PPO number through this method, you can make your SPARSH PPO number your log in ID by adding 01 (02 for family pensioner) as suffix to it and log in SPARSH portal with forgot password option and reset password.
In some cases, pensioner may not find his/her mobile number and/or Aadhar number registered in SPARSH. In this case, he/she should update these under Services tab in SPARSH portal without log in. To know more on the topic you may read these also