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Balmer Lawrie signs MoU with CGDA for Air Travel

Balmer Lawrie signs MOU with CGDA for Air TravelA Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) and Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. on 25 February 2015for the development and implementation of an Air Travel module in the Defence Travel System. Currently the Defence Travel System provides the facility of booking railways tickets to Armed Forces personnel. After the development of the Air Travel module, air tickets can also be booked on the Defence Travel System. On this occasion, Mr.Arvind Kaushal, IDAS (CGDA), Mr.Viren Sinha, C&MD (Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd.)and senior officers representing both the organisations were present.

Speaking on the occasion,Mr. Sinha applauded the efforts and initiatives taken by the Defence Accounts Department for the adoption of e-Systems. He said that this was the need of the hour,considering the efficiency and transparency every government department and corporate need to practice in their various dealings. He assured that all efforts will be made to ensure the successful roll out of the system within the agreed time frame.

CGDA stated that Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd.is one of the oldest PSUsand is efficient in handling their travel needs. He emphasized that the Air Travel module will be a great step towards digitization as this will not only facilitate Armed Forces personnel in booking air tickets for their official journey in a cashless environment but will also lead to online submission of travel claims. This in turn will help to create a paperless and environment friendly office and will ensure higher customer satisfaction.

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