Pune, 19th May 2022: The Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Southern Command) Satish Pendharkar hosted Rajnish Kumar, Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) for the inaugural ceremony of KSHIPRA 2.O and the ‘Gallery of Veeranganas’ today afternoon in the premises of the office near Pune General Post Office (GPO).
Defence Accounts Department provides audit, accounting, payment and financial advisory services to the defence forces in the country and organisations under the Ministry of Defence. CGDA is the head of the Defence Accounts Department.
KSHIPRA 2.O is a series of educational videos prepared by the office of the PCDA (SC) Pune to familiarize the Army Jawans about their pay and entitlements from recruitment to their retirement. The system of the maintenance of Pay Accounts of Jawans is complicated and involves efforts of the Unit where the JCO/ORs are posted, the Records Office of the Regiment and the Pay and Account Offices of the Defence Accounts Department. PCDA (SC) Pune disburses Pay to nearly three lakh Army Jawans through its eight PAOs.
Pendharkar spoke about the origination of the ideas that led to the creation of KSHIPRA and the need for educating the jawans.
As part of the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations, PCDA(SC) honoured the sacrifices of the 25 women Freedom Fighters like Captain Laxmi Sehgal, Rani Abbakha, Jhano Mumo and others who fought valiantly for the country. The Gallery of Veeranganas was inaugurated by Ratna Kumar, wife of Rajnish Kumar, CGDA.
The naming ceremony of the Central Hall of the office of the PCDA(SC) Pune was also conducted and it was named after Vasudev Balwant Phadke also known as the “Father of Indian Armed Rebellion”. He had served in the erstwhile Military Accounts Department in Pune. The building of the office of PCDA (SC) assumes architectural importance for its construction history dating back to the year 1864.
CGDA Rajnish Kumar addressed the gathering and appreciated the efforts of the office. He motivated the officers to gear up for the new environment of pace and automation. He also talked about shifting from an incremental approach to an innovative approach in dealing with the duties entrusted to the department.
The ceremony was attended by senior IDAS officers and Major General P.K.Chahal, officiating Commandant, MINTSD, Brig D.G. Patwardhan, Commandant, BEG & Centre, Brig A.K.Dey, Commandant AIPT, among others.