Implementation of SPARSH in respect of Defence Civilian Pensioners: PCDA(P)

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Implementation of SPARSH in respect of Defence Civilian Pensioners regarding submission of pension claims through legacy method: PCDA(P) Circular No. 05 dated 24.08.2021

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts(Pension),
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad — 211014
Email :[email protected]


Dated: 24th August, 2021

(All Head of Department under Min. of Defence)

Subject :- Implementation of SPARSH in respect of Defence Civilian Pensioners.

Ref:- This office Circular No. SPARSH-03 dt.30.06.2021.

Please refer to this office circular No. SPARSH-03 wherein it was decided that the cases of individual retiring on or before 01.08.2021 and family pension claims (fresh cases where no PPO has been notified earlier) received till 16.07.2021 shall be processed through legacy system. The claims received after 16.07.2021 would not be entertained as it has to be processed through SPARSH w.e.f. 01.08.2021.

As roll out of web based comprehensive pension package system for Defence Civilians i.e. SPARSH (System for Pension Administration (Raksha)) is still in progress and few organizations are yet to send complete data of users, Now it has been decided by the competent authority that all pension claims of August retirees or prior to August retirees, whose pension claims were returned by this office are to be notified through the legacy system.

Therefore, all the aforesaid claims of August retirees may be re-submitted immediately to this office through speed post or via email to this office e-mail address cda[dot]albd[at]nic[dot]in at the earliest to enable this office to notify the PPO through legacy system. Subject of email should be given as “Pension claim-G1/Civil”. Head of Offices must ensure at their end that no case is processed through both system, resulting in duplicate pension sanction.

In addition, it has also been decided to process the pension claims of the under-mentioned organizations through legacy system till further order.

Sl. Name of Organizations Sl. Name of Organizations
1. E-in-C/E1A 14. DG Staff Duties
2. Naval HQrs. 13. E-in-C/1C (MES)
3. Air HQrs. 12. QMG/ST-12
4. DG MS-3B 11. MGO/S&C
5. DG Recruiting 10. ATVP


(Abhishek Singh)
Dy. CDA (P)

Copy to:-

1. The CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-10
2. All Pr. CDA/CDA/C of F&A (Fys)//CDA (Fund).

(Alok Srivastava)
Accounts Officer (P)

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Also check the following links related to this topic:

Implementation of SPARSH for Defence pensioners – PCDA Circular

Implementation of SPARSH for Defence Civilian Pensioners – PCDA(P)

Processing of pension claims in r/o Defence civilians through Project SPARSH: PCDA