The 67th Defence Accounts Department Annual Day was celebrated by Controller of Defence Accounts (CDA), Secunderabad in the premises of Pay & Accounts Office AOC, Secunderabad on October 1, 2018. As a part of celebrations, cultural programmes were conducted and prizes distributed.
Chief Guest Dr M Anjaneyulu, IDAS, Addl Director General & Member (Finance), Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), Kolkata, speaking on the occasion, deliberated on various phases undergone in the Department and the emergence of DAD as a department serving the three services. He applauded the commitment of organization of CDA, Secunderabad in honouring the children of the employees with cash prizes who excelled in the sphere of education. He honoured the staff with Appreciation Awards 2018 who have excelled in their fields and functions and had set an example for others. He also honoured the meritorious children of the employees with cash awards for their achievements in education.
Shri T Rambabu, IDAS, Controller, CDA Secunderabad in his welcome address, mentioned the activities undertaken by the Department in various sectors including welfare activities for pensioners and urged the DAD fraternity to update themselves in the changed scenario to render efficient service in both accounting and audit functions.
While addressing the gathering, Guest of Honour Shri VV Rao, IDAS, Principal Controller (Retd) reiterated the need of focusing on the Department's motto i.e Services to Tri-Services. He presented certificates and mementos to 56 employees who had rendered more than 30 years of distinguished service.
Guest of Honour Shri MA Lincoln, IDAS, Principal Controller, PCDA (R&D) Hyderabad in his address highlighted the recent changes in the computerization of soldiers' pay and accounts and disbursement of Pay & Allowances to Defence personnel. He presented prizes to winners in various sports activities conducted for annual day purpose. Shri T Rambabu, IDAS, Controller distributed mementos to the performers.
The celebrations commenced with the welcome address of Shri T Rambabu, IDAS, Controller and ended with vote of thanks by Shri Premsagar Meena, IDAS, Deputy Controller.
The function was attended by Army Officers of twin cities, Shri Y Raja Reddy, IDAS, CDA-IT & SDC Hyderabad, Shri Siva Sankar Bandi, IDAS, Deputy Controller, all the Officers and staff of DAD fraternity in large number.
Dr M Anjaneyulu, IDAS, Addl Director General & Member (Finance), Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), Kolkata, Shri VV Rao, IDAS, Principal Controller (Retd), Shri MA Lincoln, IDAS, Principal Controller, PCDA (R&D) Hyderabad and Shri T Rambabu, IDAS, Controller, CDA Secunderabad at the 67th Defence Accounts Department Day celebrations.