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Electronic Pension Payment Order: Centre Merges EPPO With Digi Locker

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Electronic Pension Payment Order

EPPO: The Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare working under the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has incorporated ‘Electronic Pension Payment Order’ (EPPO) with the Digi Locker.

Key Highlights:

  • EPPO is created by the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (PCDA) Pension, Allahabad.
  • It has been incorporated with Digi Locker for improving the Comfort of Living of Defence Pensioners.

Significance:

The significance of this move is as follows:

  • The step to integrate the EPPO with Digi Locker is expected to benefit more than 23 lakh defence pensioners.
  • It will enhance the ‘Ease of Living’ of the defence pensioners.
  • It will enable all Defence Pensioners to obtain instantly a copy of the latest copy of the Pension Payment Order (PPO) from Digi Locker.
  • This initiative would create a permanent record of Pension Payment Order in the Locker.
  • It will also eliminate delays in reaching the PPO to new pensioners.
  • In addition, the necessity to hand over a physical copy for the order will be eliminated too.
  • Furthermore, it will also enable the Defence Pensioners to access Electronic Pension Payment Order from anywhere on the globe.
  • Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (PCDA) Pension, Allahabad has been registered as the Service Provider for providing EPPOs to more than 23 lakhs defence pensioners via the Digi Locker platform.

About Digilocker:

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

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