A nodal officer of the Colonel rank will be appointed for early redressal of pay and allowance-related grievances of the officers and better coordination between the Army and the office of Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Officers), the defence authorities said.
The decision was taken during a meeting of Southern Army Commander Lieutenant General JS Nain and Dr Rajeev Chavan, who took over the charge of Pune-headquartered PCDA (O) on May 17.
The meeting took place on Tuesday where the Army Commander also said there is scope for simplification of various cumbersome procedures in payment of all claims of Army officers, the authorities said.
The office of PCDA (Officers) caters to over 53,000 serving officers of the Indian Army, including the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and Chief of Army Staff (COAS), who are of the rank of General to the officers of the rank of Lieutenant in Indian Army.
The office is responsible for pre-audit and payment of salaries, allowances and all claims of the officers of the Indian Army and giving pension benefits to all war veterans and widows.