The Defence Accounts Department (DAD), Ministry of Defence celebrated its 267th Annual Day at CGDA Training & Development Centre (CENTRAD), Brar Square here today. Inaugurating the event, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan commended the dedication and professionalism of DAD personnel in providing prudent financial advice and adding in the management of the Defence Budget.
On this occasion, Admiral RK Dhowan, presented the “Raksha Mantri Awards for Excellence” to DAD employees selected for their outstanding contributions during 2013-2014.
The team of PCDA (Pensions), Allahabad headed by Shri S. Murali Krishnan from the office of CGDA and Shri C.B Yadav, from PCDA (Pensions) was conferred the award for e-initiatives in the area of Pension Sanction and e-scrolls based pension accounting.
The team of CDA Chennai headed by Shri V. Sampath, was conferred the award for the development of a new web based and more robust office automation software ‘SUGAM’.
The team CGDA HQrs & CDA (Funds) Meerut led by Shri Rajbir Singh, Sr. Accounts officer, was awarded for their IT initiatives in streamlining the maintenance of Provident Fund accounts of more than 2.3 lakh Defence Civilians, through Project ‘NIDHI’
On this occasion an in-house developed “Defence Pensioners’ Information Portal” was launched by the Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri Dr. Avinash Chander.
The “Defence Pensioners’ Information Portal” has been designed to provide pension related information to the twenty lakh pensioners paid by various Banks. The Portal defencepensioninfo.org can be accessed to know the details of pension received by the pensioner and the history of his pensionary benefits. It is also equipped with facilities for online submission of feedback as well as grievances, if any, leading to their speedy redressal.