THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The defence pensioners who are drawing pension through the Defence Pension Disbursing Office (DPDO), Kollam, who had retired from service prior to March 1, 1985, and whose family endorsement has not been mentioned in their Pension Payment Order (PPO) are to submit their application for family endorsement in the prescribed proforma to the DPDO (Polayathode, Kollam - 691 010) on or before March 15.

The required forms had been despatched to each pensioner at his home address available with the DPDO, according to an announcement from the DPDO (Kollam).

The completed forms are to be returned to the DPDO, by the due date, for onward transmission to the pension sanctioning authority for grant of Family Pension in time to the spouse of the pensioner. All pensioners are also to furnish their present home address (with contact telephone number, if any) to the DPDO (Kollam) to update the records. Staff Reporter