This number is issued by EPFO after the retirement of the employee. This number is for any communication to the Central Pension Accounting Office.
If you are a pensioner covered under Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) Employee Pension Scheme, then the importance of Pension Payment Order (PPO) number will be known.
Actually, PPO number is a reference number of 12 digits. This number is issued by EPFO after the retirement of the employee. Many times people lose this number but you can get it again with the help of your bank account or provident fund number. Let us understand step by step.
First of all, you have to visit the official website of EPFO
https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/index.php. On this website, the option of ‘Pensioners Portal’ will be seen in the ‘Online Services’ section on the left. After clicking this option, the tab of Know Your PPO Number will open. Here you have to enter your registered bank account number or PF number. After submitting it, PPF number will be shown on screen in the next step.
Why PPO number is required:
This number is used by the Central Pension Accounting Office to do any communication. If you want to transfer your pension account from one branch to another branch, it will still be needed.
Apart from this, this number is also required to file a pension related complaint or to know the pension status online. At the same time, it is also necessary to give PPO number every year while submitting the life proof.