Sparsh PCDA Pension Portal (2023)

This blog is to provide information about the sparsh PCDApension portal. Sparsh stands for the system for pension administration for RAKSHA. Whereas PCDA refers to the principal controller of defense accounts. Let us understand the current existing system. This scheme was enacted especially for defense personnel pensioners. As of today, we have three pension-sanctioning authorities. One for the army at Allahabad. Another one for the navy at Mumbai. Lastly, one for the Indian air force at Delhi. These authorities generate the PPO (pension payment order). That payment order will be sent to service headquarters and the CPPC(centralized pension processing cell) of the bank. Then followed by providing pensions to the defense pensioners. Currently, pension is dispersed by 28 public sector banks and 4 private sector banks. Defense personnel used to get pensions through treasuries at a time when banks did not exist. But now treasuries are almost extinct. And through 63 DPDOs (defense pension disbursing offices) that are mostly in north India. Also, 500 post offices were used to disperse the pensions. However, the entire dispersion of current pensions is only under the banks.

Short comings before implementing Sparsh PCDA pension portal :

There are some shortcomings in the present system. Most of the defense personnel pensioners realized that they do not hit the correct number of pensions. This is because Defense pensions are very complex in nature. There is a rule for every type of pension. Policies for every defense pensioner. Due to this complexity, the pensioners are facing some conflicts as mentioned below.

  1. Widows find it difficult to obtain family pensions after the death of their husbands (defense personnel).

  2. Some banks do not remit dearness allowance every six months.

  3. Limited knowledge of pension scheme rules of some bank employees.

  4. Recovery of overpaid pension by imposing deduction of about one-third of pension.

  5. Conflicts while local branches advise the pensioners to consult the cppc of the bank.

  6. Cases when cppc takes a long time period for resolving the issues.

  7. Poor knowledge of the members of cppc restricts the flow of pension income.

  8. The above shortcomings of the present system have to be overcome. So, the CGDA itself realized that there is a necessity for a new system. So, they came up with a new scheme called SPARSH. They have sent a notice regarding the defense personnel pensioners system. This paper was titled the centralized pension disbursing system. Guided by the defense ministry.

Sparsh PCDA pension portal login :

A pensioner will be provided with a user id and password. When a pensioner is migrated from the previous system to SPARSH. One must ensure to secure them in order to access his account. A defense pensioner can log in into his account in three methods. This is to simplify the scope of getting access to respective events of defense pensioners.

Digitized life certificate (DLC) Method 1 :

  • Log in to the Sparsh PCDApension portal using the provided username and password.

  • Click on the identification tab which is top left of the menu.

  • Then click on the perform identification button below the personal particulars.

  • Select the Aadhar button and follow the onscreen process.

Manual life certificate (MLC) Method 2 :

  • Log in to the Sparsh PCD pension portal using the provided username and password.

  • Click on the button against MLC and click generate MLC number.

  • Click upon initiate request.

Annual life certificate (ALC) Method 3 :

  • A certificate will be generated.

  • Save and take a printout of that certificate.

  • Get the signature of a gazette officer (welfare officer under service).

  • Upload the image of the signed document in the SPARSH portal (through pdf from mobile).

Annual life certificate (ALC) Method 4:

One can follow this method 4 when he/ she is unable to do the above process. It just includes some instructions in a simple manner. In order to get the document.

  • Visit a nearby common service center (CSC) also called e-Mitra or e-Seva.

  • There are 982 service centers all over the country.

  • One can browse for the CSCs official link in search engines like google to locate CSC.

  • Locate the service and then select the state, district, and PIN code of the post office. Click search.

  • It generates the location of CSC nearby your location.

Sparsh PCDA pension portal registration :

The defense personnel pensioners have been migrated to the new pension system. After the implementation of the new scheme SPARSH. Even pensioners can check their status by using the official link provided in the sparsh PCDA pension portal. This is the process of registration under the Sparsh PCDA pension portal. The recently retired defense personnel must follow these steps. In order to get registered under this scheme.

  • An email and SMS will be generated by the government to the registered mobile number and mail id.

Also provides the user id and password along with the bank to that particular member. Id is a 12-digit number and that id will be your PPO number. Just add 01 at the end of your id to get the username. For example, if your provided PPO number is 1234 5678 9101. Then add 01 at the end. 1234 5678 9101 01 this will be your username.

Continue the process by entering the following.

One must ensure these aspects while registering under this process. No soft or hard copy will be generated for the issued PPO. Only the PPO number is provided to that respective candidate. The posting profile of SPARSH provides the particulars of (a) service, (b)family pension, and (c) other related benefits. Take a printout to secure them.

How to find sparsh PPO number :

Many of the pensioners have this doubt about how to find their sparsh PPO number. An email and user id will be generated by the government to the one registered under sparsh. That provided user id will be a 12 digit number. Also provides the confidential password along with the bank details to that particular member. The 12-digit id will serve as your PPO number. By adding 01 at the end of the provided you will get the username. For instance, if the provided PPO number is 1324 5768 9011. Then add 01 at the end. 1324 5768 91011 01 this will be the final username. For a better understanding of finding sparsh PPO number lets follow the sequential steps as followed below

Step 1 - Go through the pcda allahabad official website. You can click on this link instead

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (1)

Step 2 - check the status under migration into sparsh column.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (2)

Step 3- An interface will be generated. Now click on know your sparsh PPO.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (3)

Step 4- fill the required columns with detailed information that followed by the image verification.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (4)

Step 5 - Then click submit and you will be provided with PPO number and related information.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (5)

How to check migration status in sparsh:

Earlier defense pensions were paid through posts or treasuries somewhere banks. A new scheme came into light under the guidance of the defense ministry. With the view to provide pensions to the retired defense personnels. Also to the families who lost or got injured to their blood related in the war. The pensions of defense personnel were transferred to the sparsh portal. As soon as the concept was introduced in the real world. The defense personnel pensioner can avail his pension only through this sparsh portal. For that purpose, he or his family members must be registered under this portal. To get their provided monetary sum under respective events of their service in the field. Here’s how you can check the process of migration status in sparsh.

Step 1 - Go through the main website portal of sparsh as shown below or click on

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (6)

Step 2 - You can find services at the top provided options.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (7)

Step 3 - Under option track, click on track migration status.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (8)

Step 4 - it leads you to an interface as shown below.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (9)

Step 5 - Fill the provided spaces with required details.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (10)

Step 6 - Finally click on to validate and proceed. Where you will be notified with your migration status.

What is sparsh in pcda allahabad :

There are specifically three authorities situated in different locations like Allahabad, Mumbai and Delhi. These pension sanctioning authorities are responsible for only armed forces (Army, Navy and defense departments respectively). The pcda allahabad is a pension sanctioning authority that looks after providing the pensions for defense personnel retirees. Even a sepoy in the army department was considered under a sparsh portal. It is guided by pcda allahabad that looks after army personnel monetary allotment.

How to Submit Manual Life Certificate (MLC) in SPARSH?

In this sparsh, we can obtain a life certificate in 2 ways. One is MLC and another one is DLC(digital life certificate). Now let us take a look at the format that explains how to submit an MLC certificate in sparsh.

Step 1 - click on the main portal or just click SPARSH- Defence Pensioners.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (11)

Step 2 - click on identification as shown below.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (12)

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (13)

Step 3 - then click on perform identification in that interface.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (14)

Step 4 - select manual life certificate and then click generate MLC number.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (15)

Step 5 - by default MLC number will be added in that provided space and you need to click on download MLC certificate.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (16)

Step 6- you can download it in pdf format.

At step 5, if you click on initiate request then it leads to an interface like below. Where you can get access to every information related to the pensioner.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (17)

Step 7- This is the format that needs to be approved by superior officials.

Step 8- you can find the information in the download MLC format to whom it required to get signed in the document.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (18)

Step 9 - you need to fill the required and also needs to get signature approval from above mentioned superiors and the save it in mobile or pc.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (19)

Step 10 - again login into sparsh portal and then click on action.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (20)

Step 11 - it leads to an interface where you need to fill the required details as shown below.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (21)

Step 12 - Then at below attach the download form.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (22)

Step 13 - you need to cross check the bank details and then click submit.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (23)

Step 14- after submission, you will be provided with a tracker id.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (24)

Step 15 - you can check the status of your certificate in sparsh portal by clicking on to status. It shown as below.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (25)

Step 16- At last you need to download the digital pdf format from the right next column download option.

How to Submit Digital Life Certificate DLC?

We will let you know how to submit the DLC certificate and all related information. For that you just need to take a look at these following steps.

Step 1- go to the website portal and click on get a certificate.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (26)

Step 2- then select the device to get register for digital life certificate.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (27)

Step 3- you need to enter the valid email and enter captcha and then click I agree to download.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (28)

Step 4 - An otp will be generated to that email id and then click submit.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (29)

Step 5- after then the download link will be sent to that provided mail id.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (30)

Step 6 - you need to install the app from the downloads just like below.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (31)

Step 7 - The app will be downloaded either into your pc or mobile phone.

Sparsh PCDAPension Portal (32)

Step 8- You can access this app even through mobile and you need to fill these details.

Step 9 - Provide the confidential security information.

Step 10- Enter the required details in provided spaces.

Step 11- After agreeing the following information click on scan.

Step 12- You need to login into DLC portal and submit the required details as shown below.

Step 13- Enter the generated otp and click on login Step 14- Finally DLC certificate will be generated as shown below.


How do I find my Sparsh login ID and password? ›

Pensioners are given login id and password to access SPARSH portal ( on their registered email id and password. Any individual whose pension has been migrated on SPARSH and have not received login id and password are requested to register complain on following link; .

How do I log into Sparsh portal? ›

(v) You require to login to website (URL) and register with this User ID and Password. (The Login tab is there in the top right hand corner).

Where do I find my sparsh PPO? ›

Pension Related Queries
  1. You can view your pension details in SPARSH.
  2. Log in to your SPARSH account, and go to: My Documents > Entitlements.
  3. Alternatively, you can access your PPO via My Documents > PPO.

What is the helpline number of Sparsh in PCDA Allahabad? ›

In addition to above Pension Call Centre (Toll free no 18001805325 ) is also available.

How can I activate my Sparsh account? ›

Step 1: Open the SPARSH Portal using URL: Step 2: Go to Services as shown below: Step 3: Select “Initiate Family Pension” provided under section “For Family”.

How can I register my mobile number in Sparsh portal? ›

Customers can also update their mobile numbers by log in to their account > Account information page. mobile number. Enter the mobile number and current password and click on the “Save” button. The Mobile number must be unique to each customer.

How do I add a PPO number to my pension portal? ›

PPO number can be found using your bank account number or EPF account number. Simply visit the official website of EPFO, click the “Know your PPO number” and enter your bank account details or PF number to find your unique 12 digit PPO number.

Is sparsh compulsory for pensioners? ›

There is no operation whatsoever that pensioners need to necessarily perform on the SPARSH portal for their pension to be sanctioned, revised, or credited to their bank account every month.

How do I get a new sparsh PPO? ›

Sparsh PCDA pension portal registration :
  1. Old PPO number.
  2. IC number.
  3. Bank account number.
  4. Type the provided captcha and click submit.
  5. Find the newly generated PPO number below the link (under various migration statuses).
  6. If one has not received the user id and password, then contact PCDA Prayag raj at 1800 180 5325.

How do I get a copy of my PPO and PPO number? ›

  1. Step 1: Go to
  2. Step 2: Then Enter the Details as shown.
  3. Step 3: Click on Submit.
  4. Step 4: Choose Pension Payment Enquiry on the left side.
  5. Step 5: Click PPO Enquiry on the left side.
  6. Step 6: PPO Details would be displayed as shown below.

How to download PPO online for Defence pensioners? ›

1. Register/Login into Digilocker account url “”. 2. Scroll down to Min of Defence and click on PCDA (P) Allahabad link.

What is the toll free number for Pcda pension? ›

For convenience of pensioner a toll free no.1800-11-77-88 has been installed in CPAO which is dedicated for getting the grievances of pensioners . All the pensioners can call this no. for registration and subsequent follow-up of their grievances.

How can I check my Sparsh migration status? ›

How to know if my data has been migrated to SPARSH or Not ? Step -2 : Keep the mouse on Services menu button and then click on Track Migration status. PPO NO : Enter your PPO No here. Click on the button Validate and Proceed.

Who is eligible for Sparsh pension? ›

In keeping with the Digital India vision of the Government of India, the Ministry of Defence implemented SPARSH for pensioners of the Indian Armed Forces as well as Defence Civilians as an integrated system for automation of sanction and disbursement of defence pension.

How do I migrate to Sparsh? ›

The Process and Steps Involved for Migration into SPARSH.

(a) When your pension is transferred from the Bank to SPARSH, you will get an SMS giving your Username and Password for SPARSH Login. (b) Ensure you save this information and use it for accessing/login the SPARSH Portal.

How do I set up a My pension online account? ›

You can register by visiting our registration page (This link opens in a new window). You'll need your personal details, your National Insurance number and an email address. We recommend that you use a personal email address. You'll also need to set-up Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) after registration.

How do I get a 12 digit PPO number for Defence pensioners? ›

The Pensioner ID is a 12 digit number. If you add 01 as suffix of your Pensioner ID you will get your Username. For example, if your Pensioner ID is 236201700123, then your Username will be 23620170012301. Now, your Pensioner ID is your New PPO No too.

What is sparsh pension account? ›

SPARSH - Comprehensive Pension Package (CPP), an end to end Online System facilitating and easing every aspect of Defence Pensions from Initiation to Disbursement and more is being launched shortly in phased-wise manner.

How do I submit my life certificate in sparsh pension? ›

click on "Generate MLC Numberl' to download a blank MLC form. A PDF file of 'Life Certificate' will get generated. grid will be displayed with the status of the request as "Saved". with the Official Seal.

How many digits is a PPO number? ›

What is system of allotment of 12 digit PPO numbers? The following system is adopted for the allotment of 12 digits PPO numbers.

What is 8 digit PPO ID? ›

The PPO code is unique for every Employee Provident Fund (EPF) subscriber or pensioner and it works as a reference number for any communication made to the Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO).

How do I know my pension amount? ›

When an EPF subscriber retires, he will be assigned a Pension Payment Order (PPO), a 12-digit number assigned to each pensioner covered by the Employees' Pension Scheme (EPS). You can check your EPF pension status on the EPFO's pensioner's portal.

How do I complete annual identification in Sparsh? ›

Annual Identification/Life Certification can be done via the following means:
  1. Via the Digital Jeevan Pramaan online/Jeevan Pramaan Face App for. ...
  2. Pensioners can complete Annual Identification/Life Certification by logging in and opting for:
Nov 30, 2022

How much pension is mandatory? ›

However, by law, you and your staff have to pay a minimum amount into your scheme. This is set at 8% of your member of staff's earnings. You, the employer, must pay at least 3% of this, but you can choose to pay more.

What is the minimum service for pension? ›

The minimum eligibility period for receipt of pension is 10 years. A Central Government servant retiring in accordance with the Pension Rules is entitled to receive pension on completion of at least 10 years of qualifying service.

How do I correct my PPO details? ›

In case of any correction(s) required in the PPO, please contact your Head of Office/Pension Disbursing Agency for necessary action in this regard.

What will be the PPO number? ›

The Pension Payment Order (PPO) is an important number for pensioners and those approaching retirement. The 12-digit PPO number is required at the time of applying for pension. Moreover, it's also important to include the PPO number at the time of filing the life certificate each year.

Can I view my pension online? ›

If you are receiving your pension you can view your P60s online, to do this you will need to sign in to your My Pension Online account. If you do not have an account, please see our My Pension Online User guide.

How do I download my 14 digit PPO number? ›

After registering on ARPAN railway pension portal, log in to your account. Enter User ID ( Your new PPO number is your username) and login password. After login, you can see Download PPO option, click on this link. Now click on view.

How do I recover my Sparsh User ID? ›

If you have not registered your mobile number and email ID with your Record office or PCDA, they may not be able to communicate you the ID & Password of your SPARSH Profile to you. PCDA(P), Prayagraj has suggested that if you have not received your User ID and Password till date you should lodge a complaint.

How do I find my Member ID for my pension? ›

How to get a PPO number online?
  1. Visit EPFO portal (
  2. Click on the 'Pensioners' Portal' under the 'Online Services' section.
  3. Now you will be redirected to page and on the 'Welcome to Pensioner's Portal' page click on 'Know your PPO No.
Feb 12, 2022

How do I find my PPO member ID? ›

Simply visit the official website of EPFO, click the “Know your PPO number” and enter your bank account details or PF number to find your unique 12 digit PPO number.

How can I register my mobile number in Sparsh pension portal? ›

Customers can also update their mobile numbers by log in to their account > Account information page. mobile number. Enter the mobile number and current password and click on the “Save” button. The Mobile number must be unique to each customer.

How do I find my pension online? ›

Pensioners' Portal : SANKALP - an Initiative of Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare, Government of India. All Central Government Pensioners and All India Services (AIS) Pensioners wanting to register under 'SANKALP' may do so by logging in to and selecting 'SANKALP'.

How do I get pension information? ›

Here's how to track down a pension from a former employer:
  1. Contact your former employer.
  2. Consider financial and insurance companies.
  3. Search at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
  4. Collect the paperwork.
  5. Look into spousal payments.
  6. Make sure you are vested.

How do I get an 8 digit PPO number? ›

A PPO number is basically a reference number for any communication made to Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO). At any point, if a pensioner forgets his or her PPO number or wants to find PPO, he can either find it by using his bank account number linked to the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) or using his PF number.

What is login name and password? ›

To identify yourself to the operating system, log in by typing your login name (also known as your user ID or user name) and a password. Passwords are a form of security. People who know your login name cannot log in to your system unless they know your password.

What is my user ID? ›

The userid identifies you to the computer. Userids are typically some form of your name. (Your last name, for example). A userid must be unique throughout the computer system.

What is user ID and password? ›

User ID and password systems are among the oldest forms of digital authentication. These types of authentication systems, which simply prompt a user to enter his or her ID and password to gain system access, are easy to implement and use, but they also carry some huge security risks.

Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Jamar Nader

Last Updated: 20/11/2023

Views: 6283

Rating: 4.4 / 5 (75 voted)

Reviews: 90% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Jamar Nader

Birthday: 1995-02-28

Address: Apt. 536 6162 Reichel Greens, Port Zackaryside, CT 22682-9804

Phone: +9958384818317

Job: IT Representative

Hobby: Scrapbooking, Hiking, Hunting, Kite flying, Blacksmithing, Video gaming, Foraging

Introduction: My name is Jamar Nader, I am a fine, shiny, colorful, bright, nice, perfect, curious person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.