soldiers of the Indian Army stationed at various far flung
locations, away from their homes, are busy protecting our
nation. They have little time to look after their pay &
allowances and other payments falling due to them.
It has been the motto
of this Office and our continuous endeavour to ensure that while
these men in the olive greens are selflessly serving the nation,
they need have little worry about their pay packages, which is
in safe hands. It is
priority to offer them quality services and to ensure that they
get their dues on time. It is our main aim that their needs are
adequately taken care of.
this our mission of providing satisfactory services to the
Jawans, we have undertaken several projects for fine tuning our
system and improving the quality of services being rendered to
part of the above goal, we have successfully implemented a
“Soldier Information System” in the PAO, wherein the pay and
other particulars of every jawan has been uploaded onto a web
site. This allows
them access to their accounts from any ever in the country,
merely by logging onto the web site.
Thus an opportunity is provided to the jawans, to view
for themselves the transactions pertaining to them instantly,
and without having to run from pillar to post for details and
achievement of paramount importance in this direction is the
implementation of the “Monthly Payment System”, under which
the pay & allowances of the jawans are credited directly to
their respective bank accounts through electronic fund
transfers/ECS, on a monthly basis.
The new system is more user friendly, and has been
developed keeping in mind the difficulties faced by the Jawans.
It is a vast improvement over the present system of quarterly
Accounts of the Jawans and envisages the following Changes:
In the old system of maintenance of pay &
allowances on running ledgers, the individual was dependent upon
the latest Quarterly Statement of Account for knowing his
balance for which he would have had to wait for 3 months.
There were chances of the QSAs not being received at all,
posing hurdles in drawing of advances.
Under the present system, the pay gets credited directly
to his bank account on a monthly basis and with his pass book
and an ATM/Debit card, he is able to draw the amount anytime and
at place of his posting.
Since the pay of the jawans is credited directly into
their bank accounts, they also become eligible for availing
various offers, loans, schemes of the bank.
‘Time’ being the essence, the scheme when extended to
contingent needs of the jawans, like Fund drawals, Advances,
etc., would go a long way in rendering timely help to them,
which under the old system would take much longer.
conclude it would not be far fetched, if we proudly announce
ourselves as “A PAO THAT TAKES CARE OF THE NEEDS OF THE
CARETAKERS [of the nation]