‘Electronic Pension Payment Order’ integrated with Digi Locker

Department of Ex-servicemen welfare working under ‘Ministry of Defence’ has integrated ‘Electronic Pension Payment Order’ (EPPO) with the Digi Locker.

Key facts

  • Electronic Pension Payment Order is generated by Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (PCDA) Pension, Allahabad.
  • EPPO has been integrated with Digi Locker for enhancing Ease of Living of Defence Pensioners.

Significance of the move

This move will enable all the Defence Pensioners to obtain the latest copy of Pension Payment Order, instantly from Digi Locker. Initiative would create a permanent record of Pension Payment Order in the Locker. It will also do away with the “time eliminate delays” in reaching the Pension Payment Order to new pensioners. Necessity to hand over a physical copy for the order will also be eliminated with the new initiative. It will also enable the Defence Pensioners to access Electronic Pension Payment Order from anywhere on the globe.

Service provider

Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (PCDA) Pension, Allahabad was registered as a Service Provider. It will provide Electronic Pension Payment Orders of more than 23 lakhs Defence Pensioners using the Digi Locker platform.

About DigiLocker

It is an Indian digitization online service under the Digital India initiative, provided by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). The locker provides a cloud account to every Aadhaar holder and enable them to access authentic documents or certificates like vehicle registration, driving license, academic mark sheet etc in digital format. All these documents are accessed from the original issuers of these certificates. Locker has 1GB storage space for each account for uploading scanned copies of legacy documents.

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