THE PENSION PAYMENT ORDERS ISSUED BY THE CDA(P)
The Defence PPOs are required to be preserved for a longer period as compared to civilian counterpart. As the Soldiers are pensioned at a very young age, and their pensions are subjected to revision and amendment more number of times, it is very important to preserve the PPO in good condition.
Whenever any revision of pension is to be undertaken for a Soldier, the requirement of Original PPO becomes very important for the correct revision of their pension.
As time passes on, the link between the Record Offices, the Banks and the individual pensioners get broken, thus it becomes very difficult to identify the various features of the pensioner with the available PPOs in hand.
The Prefixes used in the PPO numbers sometimes determines different rates of pension at different times. For example, a Special Family Pension PPO is identified by merely by an alphabet prefix ‘F’ in the PPO number. The rates of Special Family pension is undergoing change during every pay commission. Suppose if the prefix ‘F’ is some how defaced in the original PPO due to longer period of storage in the Bank, the pensioner is likely to lose a sizeable amount of revised Special Family Pension.
In the circumstances, it has becomes necessary for every pensioner and the Bank to know the relevant prefixes used in the PPOs for deciding the rate of pension to be paid at the relevant time.
The PPOs are issued in the following series:-
PPOs in respect of Commissioned Officers and families will be invariably prefixed by ‘M’ and in case of Defence Civilians (including DAD) and their families will invariably be prefixed by ‘C’
In case of Air Force and Navy Offices and Personnel Below Officers rank PPOs are issued by Principal CDA(P)
In respect of Personnel Below Officer Rank the PPO for different types of pensionary awards are prefixed by the letter as given hereunder against each.
Type of Pensionary Award Prefixed by
1. Service Pension PPOs -- ‘S’
2. Disability Pension PPOs -- ‘D’
3. Ordinary Family Pension PPOs -- ‘F/NA’
4. Special Family Pension PPOs -- ‘F’
5. Continuance awards of Disability Pension PPOs ‘D/RA’
6. Disability Pension
7. Liberalised Family Pension (
8. Ex-gratia Lump Sum Award -- ‘F/Ex-gratia.