Payment of Pension on the Basis of Life Certificate
Provisions regarding payment of pension to defence pensioner/family pensioners on the basis of Life Certificates are provided in Defence Pension Payment Instructions (DPPI) 2013. A pensioner who does not appear in person for one of other reasons can produce a Life Certificate during the month of November every year. Similar provisions are available in Scheme for payment of pensions of Defence Pensioners by Public Sector Banks. This causes hardship particularly to those who are aged and/or infirm Pensioners. Besides, the existing system is prone to misuse by way of fraudulent with-drawls causing loss to the exchequer.
To overcome above causes/situation, the Department of Electronics & IT, Ministry of Communication & IT, Government of India has developed “Jeevan Pramaan Digital Life Certificate”. With immediate effect valid Life Certificate may be accessed through a web site (to be notified separately). The e-life certificate portal with URL
Guidelines for Pensioners
Physically Handicapped Mentally Retarded Children
If you have any physically handicapped/mentally retarded child, you may apply to your HOO/RO/Army Hqrs. for making an endorsement in your service & pension record and keep the acknowledgement of this intimation. Nomination for Lifetime Arrears (LTA) Pensioners are advised to nominate their families in whose favour family pension has been jointly notified to enable her to receive lifetime arrears in case of his death. In case his wife is not alive he should nominate other members of his family to avoid inconvenience in obtaining Life Time Arrears by the Legal heirs.
Joint Notification of Family Pension
The widow in whose favour the pension has been jointly notified should report the death of her husband to the P.D.A. and submit the death certificate to enable him to commence payment of family pension from the date following the date of death of her husband.
Submit periodical certificates regarding re-employment/ employment/ earning widowhood to your P.D.A. on due dates in order to regulate your pension correctly.
Arrears of Pension
Pension un-drawn for more than one year becomes time barred, which is paid only after sanction of the Competent Authority i.e. TO/PAO/DPDO. In the case of PSBs, the arrears claim on the prescribed form should be submitted to the bank to enable them to obtain the sanction of PCDA (P) Allahabad/CDA Chennai/CDA (PD) Meerut.
In case a pensioner is missing, his family should lodge an F.I.R. with the police authorities. If the pensioner is not traced after one year she should obtain a certificate from the police authorities and report the matter to the PDA and submit the required documents i.e. Indemnity Bond to him to enable him to submit the case to this office for sanction of family pension from the date of lodging F.I.R.
Complaints, if you want to represent any problem to the office of PCDA (P) please furnish following information/particulars along with full details of your problem/grievance.
a) Your name, Regt. No., Record Office/H.O.O. from where you retired
b) P.P.O No. and date under which the pension was granted in your favour
c) Name of the P.D.A./Bank from where you are drawing your pension with saving bank/current account no.
d) TS/PS/HO number allotted to you (incase of DPDOs, Treasuries, Post Offices and PAOs). You can lodge a complaint on line, e-mail or by post.
Defence Pension Adalat
PCDA (Pension) Allahabad will organize the 127th Defence Pension Adalat at Ahmedabad (Gujrat) on 22nd & 23rd Dec 2014 for redressal of grievances of Defence pension including Defence Civilians drawing pension the Public Sector Banks, TOs’ and DPDO in the State of Gujrat and adjoining areas. Any Defence Pensioners including Family Pensioners/Defence Civilian pensioners and their families having any specific grievances relating to sanction or disbursement of Defence pension may submit their representation, in writing in duplicate to:-
Sri Ashish Sen, Pension Adalat Officer, O/O Pr CDA (Pen), Allahabad-211014