Pension Payment Order or PPO is an important 12-digit unique number or code that facilitates pensioners of Employees' Pension Scheme (EPS) in getting their due pension after retirement. Also when completing the formalities in respect of availing pension i.e. submitting life certificate year on year, pensioners need to mandatorily produce this PPO number. This number is indeed allotted by the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).
After an employee retires from an establishment, the EPFO in a correspondence gives out all such details including PPO or pension payment order, provident fund and pension disbursement plan. And now, in a situation if the pensioner has forgotten his or her PPO or wishes to retrieve the same he or she can get it using either the bank account number linked to the EPS or submit member ID i.e. the pensioner's PF number provided by the EPFO.
Steps to follow to retrieve your PPO or pension payment order number:
1. Visit EPFO portal- www.epfindia.gov.in
2. On the left hand side of the EPFO website home page, you will find the link saying Pensioners' Portal. Click on this link. It is a distinct portal for pensioners and provides all such services including Jeevan Pramaan Enquiry, Know your PPO No.,PPO Enquiry or Payment Enquiry and Know Your Pension Status.
3. Now you need to click on 'Know your PPO No.'
4. Here 2 search criteria's will be listed out i.e. Bank account no. search and the other one member ID search. You can provide either of the two i.e. bank account number which is linked to the pension account or your member ID. On successful submission of requisite details, your PPO number together with other details shall be made available to you.