From the Desk of the Addl. CDA

Taking up our promise to provide the best possible services to the Jawans of the Indian Army, the PAOs under the Organisation of PCDA Bangalore have whole heartedly put in their best efforts to stabilise the Monthly Pay systems. I would like to thank all the Units/ Formations as well as the Jawans for extending their co-operation to the PAOs in this regard.

I would further like to bring to the notice of all concerned the next initiative of the PCDA Bangalore in reaching out to our customers, who are the Jawans of the Indian Army. An interactive Meet with the Jawans of the South-Western Command is being planned in the 2nd week of Sept’ 2012, at Jaipur. This pilot initiative is aimed at educating the Jawans about their monthly Pay entitlements, while also clarifying their doubts on issues regarding Income Tax, Bank Accounts, publication of Part II Orders, etc. This interaction will be conducted by a team of Officers from the Organisation of PCDA Bangalore, led by the Additional CDA, and is being organised with the active support of the South Western Command. I would request the Jawans posted with the South-Western Command, whose Pay Accounts are being managed by our PAOs to kindly attend the Meet and make it a success.

It is with a touch of sadness that I announce that the PAOs have not been able to upload the Monthly Pay Statements of the Jawans onto the Internet and our websites this month, due to certain issues pertaining to Security clearance. We are hopeful of getting the same sorted out at the earliest and start uploading the MSAs as soon as possible. However, the MSAs have been uploaded on to the Websites of the respective Record Offices, which are on the Army Intranet. Also the PAOs would be willing to provide the information regarding Monthly Statements to individual Units on CDs, wherever a Unit approaches us.

I, end, with a request once again to all concerned to realise the importance of providing the correct PAN number to the PAO, in order to enable us to upload correct IT details to the Income Tax Dept. This fact may please be disseminated to all the Jawans, as it will enable them to get quick and correct refunds from the IT authorities.

  Date:14th August'2012
(Anjali Ellis Shanker)
Additional Controller Of Defense Accounts.