Though the said guide should not be used as an authority for claiming pensionary or other benefits and is also not technically perfect at places, it definitely provides a good insight into various entitlements.
Besides pensionary and other retiral benefits after the 6th CPC, the said handbook contains information on ECHS, Placement nodes and other welfare related subjects. It also serves as a guide for filling up of pension related forms.
It makes a good reading for personnel of the Army and Navy too since most of the modalities cover all three services.
An e-version of the handbook can be accessed and downloaded by clicking here.