Thursday, August 18, 2011


Project ‘SANGAM’ for Defence Pensioners Launched
Controller General of Defenc Accounts (CGDA) Shri Nand Kishore recently launched a software project ‘SANGAM’ for defence pensioners in a function at its headquarters at Delhi Cantonment. Speaking on this occasion, Controller General of Defence Accounts mentioned that the project ‘SANGAM’ will provide useful Management Information System (MIS) to the financial planners in the Ministry of Defence.

Project ‘SANGAM’ is a software which will facilitate issuance of corrigendum pension payment orders. This will address the demand from the ex-servicemen for issue of individual corrigendum pension payment order consequent to implementation of recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission (6th CPC).

This software project is one step forward from the project ‘SUVIGYA’ which was launched in October last year on the occasion of Defence Account Department Day and is very popular among defence pensioners.

The pension payment orders to be issued using ‘SANGAM’ software will be a special corrigendum pension payment system which will contain all the basic details of original pension payment order. It will also have details of family pension, disability pension and any other type of pension available to a pensioner. The new corrigendum pension payment order is unique in the sense that it gives new ID to each pensioner which will be helpful in readily accessing all data relating to a pensioner.

There are about 18 lakh defence pensioners who will be benefitted with the launch of project ‘SANGAM’ in the long run. It will also help in grievance redressal of pensioners with regard to the correctness of payment of pension.

The software has been developed in house by a team of officers from IT wing of Controller General of Defence Accounts, headed by Shri Murli Krishnan, Sr ACGDA (IT).

(Release ID :73367)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


New facility for sending Monthly Statement of Pension from DPDOs has been launched.

New Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC).

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma
took over as the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC).

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma took over as the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC). He received the baton of Chairman, COSC from outgoing Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal PV Naik in a brief ceremonial function at South Block. Chief of Army Staff, Gen VK Singh was also present along with other senior officers from the services.

Commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1970, Admiral Nirmal Verma, a specialist in Communication and Electronic Warfare, has four decades of experience spanning across various afloat and ashore appointments. His sea tenures include commands of INS Ranvir, a Kashin Class Destroyer and the Aircraft Carrier, INS Viraat. He is an alumnus of the Royal Naval Staff College, Greenwich, UK and the US Naval War College, Rhode Island. In the Flag Rank, he has been the Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy & Plans), the Chief of Personnel, Vice Chief of Naval Staff and the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command

(Release ID :73572)

Monday, August 15, 2011


Expected DA from July 2011

We feel features, expectations and calculations are on the forefront for most of the central government employees regarding the additional Dearness Allowance from July, 2011 to be announced soon.

There will be no change in the 7% DA unless a huge change takes place in the month of June AICPIN (i.e.if the AICPIN falls below 180 points or increase above 195, a change of DA can take place, but chances are very remote.) AICPIN now stands at 187.

Surprisingly, some employees are eager to know if the DA crosses 100%, it will merge with the basic pay or not.
There is no such recommendations said in the 6th CPC.The allowances only will be increased by another 25%, every time the DA crosses 50%.

Assumption are that the DA will touch 100% in the next three years. Before the 7th CPC, which will be from 2016, the DA surely crosses 100%. 

The DA was merged with the basic pay as happened in the year 2004, the 5th CPC had recommended that DA should be converted into Dearness pay each time the CPI increase by 50% over the base index used by the Pay Commission.

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