Chandigarh: July 20, 2009 : Smt. Bulbul Ghosh, Controller General of Defence Accounts ( CGDA ) laid the foundation stone for Office Complex of Defence Accounts Department today at Pathankot. This is a regional office of PCDA(WC) spread over 1.15 acres of land, will house the offices of Area Accounts Office (Pay) Western Command, Zonal Office (Pension Disbursement), Local Audit Office (Western Command), Local Audit Office (Northern Command) and Defence Pension Disbursing Office.
On the occasion, Smt. Nita Kapoor, Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Western Command) informed the CGDA that these offices are presently functioning from the barracks accommodation. The requirement of permanent office building was felt to provide safe, secure, hygienic and congenial working atmosphere to the officers and staff of the department, which are service providers to the armed forces. While planning for the permanent office building, the welfare of the old aged pensioners has also been taken care of in order to avoid discomfort to the aged pensioners.
Smt. Ghosh mentioned that it has been the continuous endeavour of Defence Accounts Department to provide basic infrastructure and amenities to our officers and staff. The construction of such permanent building will certainly go a long way in raising the morale and motivation of the employees in performing their duties. While appreciating the efforts made by Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Western Command) for vigorous persuasion of the action plan and quick finalization of the Projects, she stressed the need for a time bound completion of the project. She further mentioned that construction of various projects of the department is taken up through the Perspective Plans approved by the Government of India.