Pune, 18th May 2022: Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) Rajnish Kumar, who is the head of the Defence Accounts Department (DAD) coming under the aegis of Ministry of Defence, informed that the organisation is working on a central pay system (CPS) to resolve the grievances of the armed forces officers and personnel regarding their salaries and allowances.
He was speaking during a visit to office of Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Officers), PCDA (O), near Golibar Maidan, Pune.
“Presence of DAD is desirable but its locus standing needs to be tested and proven in the turbulent times ahead.
He highlighted the six verticals of DAD viz:
1. Pay Disbursement
2. Pension Payment through SPARSH
3. Internal Audit
4. Integrated Financial Advisor (IFA)
5. Seller 3rd Party Payment: Prabal
“Central Pay System (CPS) is the panacea of all ill as it will bring automation to its zenith, transparency, probity, remove inconsistency, curtain red tapism /delay in personal payments and promptitude of payments, technology will be main driving force with more use of Artificial Intelligence, Machine language, Big Data Analysis, Enterprise resource planning etc. Now we have these IT tools and whole thing is going to be automated and nobody will be required to send any claim or grievance,” he added.
Since PCDA (O) is the Pay Master to all the 53600 Army Officers he lauded their approach and activity for improving the delivery of their services for a great cause and larger good.
When asked about the safety of data of armed forces officers and jawans in the backdrop of attempts to compromise the website, PCDA (O) Rajeev Chavan said that there is a foolproof system in place.
CGDA Rajnish Kumar also inaugurated an open air gymnasium and IDAS (P) cricket pitch for net practice, visitors room and newly designed logo for the office of PCDA (O) Pune.