Pay Roll Automation for Disbursement of Monthly Allowances (PADMA)

On June 28, 2022, Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) Rajnish Kumar, Ministry of Defence, inaugurated the “Pay Roll Automation for Disbursement of Monthly Allowances (PADMA)”.


  • PADMA is an automated Pay & Allowances module, launched for the Indian Coast Guard.
  • It is an automated platform leveraging latest technology.
  • It will provide timely and seamless disbursal of Pay & Allowances to 15,000 Indian Coast Guard personnel.

Who has developed this module?

This module has been developed under the Defense Accounts Department. It will be operated by Pay Accounts Office Coast Guard of Noida.

Centralized Pay System

The launch of PADMA is marked the start of Centralized Pay System (CPS). Foundation stone of CPS is being laid down by Defence Accounts Department Headquarters, in a bid to provide one stop pay accounting solutions to all the organisations under Defence Ministry.

Significance of the system

The Pay Roll Automation for Disbursement of Monthly Allowances system will strengthen the Digital India concept. It is an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative because whole module has been designed and developed by Indian entrepreneurs.

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG)

It is a maritime law enforcement, search and rescue agency of India. It is having jurisdiction over its territorial waters, including the exclusive economic zone and contiguous zone. It is formally established on February 1, 1977, under the Coast Guard Act, 1978. It operates under Ministry of Defence. The ICG works in close cooperation with Indian Navy, Department of Revenue (Customs), Central & State Police Forces and Department of Fisheries.

Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA)

CGDA is the head of Defence Accounts Department. This department is one of the oldest government organisations in India. CGDA works under the Ministry of Defence of India. It functions as a cadre controlling authority of Indian Defence Accounts Services.



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