Visakhapatnam, 27th December 2022: An Outreach Programme on SPARSH Online Pension System was conducted by Controller of Defence Accounts, Chennai at Area Accounts Office (Navy), Visakhapatnam on 27 Dec 2022. Shri K Rama Mohana Rao, Chairman Visakhapatnam Port Authority honoured the occasion as Chief Guest and delivered a special address to the pensioners on the benefits of the SPARSH Programme. Over 500 Ex-servicemen, retired Defence Civilians and their families from Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam Districts attended the Programme. The Ministry of Defence under the Central Govt. has rolled out a Sparsh Portal and Module for Pensioners as a ‘One Stop One Solution’ for all Defence / Defence Civilian Pensioners.

T Jayaseelan, CDA, Chennai has clarified the doubts which were raised by all Pensioners. Siva Shankar Bandi, DCDA, AAO (Navy) Vizag also participated in the Outreach programme where the benefits of the new system have been explained and Pensioner’s doubts have been clarified and their grievances were noted for early resolution. The Programme was very useful to the Pensioners consequent on the migration of their Pension Account from the legacy system to the new system Sparsh.

Controller of Defence Accounts, Chennai is conducting Sparsh Outreach Programmes at various places located in the States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telengana and Andhra Pradesh.