Antony calls for prompt pension dispersal to two million ex-servicemen

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New Delhi, Oct 1 : Defence Minister AK Antony has urged the Defence Accounts Department (DAD) to render prompt and efficient dispersal of pensions services to over two million ex-servicemen and their dependents.

Addressing the Annual Day Celebrations of Defence Accounts Department in New Delhi today, Antony said that during the last couple of years the Government has introduced several measures towards the welfare of defence pensioners.

He said, "The Defence Accounts Department (DAD) has to ensure that the benefits introduced for the defence pensioners from time to time by the Government are delivered to the intended beneficiaries promptly, efficiently and in the right measure."

"The department must continue to exhibit high degree of responsiveness to redress the grievances of its valued customers and ensure that a complaint redressal apparatus is fully functional for providing optimal satisfaction to them," Antony added.

Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai, Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sureesh Mehta, Chief of Army Staff General Deepak Kapoor, Vice Admiral RF Contractor, DG Coast Guard, Bulbul Ghosh, Controller General of Defence Accounts, HK Pannu, Financial Advisor Defence Services and several other senior civil and military officials also attended the Annual Day programme.

ANI

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