Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi – 110011
Dated 13 November, 2017
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
Subject: Identification/verification of additional documents produced by Defence Forces pensioners in absence of Aadhaar number as indicated in Notification No. 8.0.747(E) dated 03.03.2017 issued by Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare.
The undersigned is directed to refer to Ministry of Defence, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare Notification No. 14(2) / 2014/ D(P/ P) (Part-I) published in Gazette of India on 03.03.2017 vide No. 8.0. 747(E).
2. As per proviso under para 1(3) of the aforesaid Notification, till the Aadhaar is assigned to the beneficiary of pension benefits, benefits shall be given to such individuals subject to the production of certain identification documents as specified in the Notification. These documents shall be checked by an officer specifically designated by the Ministry of Defence for that purpose.
3. In this regard, the concerned Pension Disbursing Agency (PDA) responsible for disbursement of pension is hereby designated for checking the identification documents for grant of the pension benefits till the Aadhaar is assigned to the pension beneficiaries.
4. Hindi version will follow.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India