Post Independence , the Corps of Military Police (CMP) was raised on 1st September 1947 at Faisabad, Uttar Pradesh and moved to Bangalore on 4th November 1975 and has remained here in Bangalore ever since. The Establishment of PAO (ORs) CMP, which takes care of all Pay and Other related matters of Personnel below Officers Rank (PBOR), coincided with the raising of CMP and is co-located within the premises of CMP Centre & School Bangalore. The independent DDP Centre was established during the Year 2005 in the PAO CMP premises. Earlier to that the processing was being done at EDP Centre PAO (ORs) ASC (South) Bangalore.
PAO (ORs) CMP caters to the needs of approx. 9000 PBOR’s serving in 211 Units spread throughout the Union of India in all matters relating to their Pay & Allowances.
The soldiers of the Indian Army stationed at various far flung locations, away from their homes, are busy protecting our nation. They have little time to look after their pay & allowances and other payments falling due to them. It has been the motto of this Office and our continuous endeavour to ensure that while these men in the olive greens are selflessly serving the nation, they need have little worry about their pay packages, which is in safe hands. It is priority to offer them quality services and to ensure that they get their dues on time. It is our main aim that their needs are adequately taken care of.
In this our mission of providing satisfactory services to the Jawans, we have undertaken several projects for fine tuning our system and improving the quality of services being rendered to these men.
Another achievement of paramount importance in this direction is the implementation of the “Monthly Payment System”, under which the pay & allowances of the jawans are credited directly to their respective bank accounts through electronic fund transfers/ECS, on a monthly basis. The new system is more user friendly, and has been developed keeping in mind the difficulties faced by the Jawans. It is a vast improvement over the present system of quarterly Accounts of the Jawans and envisages the following Changes:
a. In the old system of maintenance of pay & allowances on running ledgers, the individual was dependent upon the latest Quarterly Statement of Account for knowing his balance for which he would have had to wait for 3 months. There were chances of the QSAs not being received at all, posing hurdles in drawing of advances. Under the present system, the pay gets credited directly to his bank account on a monthly basis and with his pass book and an ATM/Debit card, he is able to draw the amount anytime and at place of his posting.
b. Since the pay of the jawans is credited directly into their bank accounts, they also become eligible for availing various offers, loans, schemes of the bank.
c. ‘Time’ being the essence, the scheme when extended to contingent needs of the jawans, like Fund drawals, Advances, etc., would go a long way in rendering timely help to them, which under the old system would take much longer.
To conclude it would not be far fetched, if we proudly announce ourselves as “A PAO THAT TAKES CARE OF THE NEEDS OF THE CARETAKERS [of the nation]
1.The Corps of Military Police traces its origin to the tense months proceeding to World War II, When 4th Indian Div was being raised for service during Jul 1939 in North Africa, the first ever Indian Provost Section was authorized on its provost unit’s establishment which was drawn from 7 and 11 Indian Cavalry Regts. Having proved their worth in the fast moving campaigns of North Africa and Burma, the formal sanction for the formation of the Corps of Military Police (India) was given on 07 Jul 1942.
2.The `White Belts’ took part in all operations and contributed extensively towards ultimate victory. From this humble one section in the beginning, the Corps expanded to a strength of 202 offrs, 126 JCOs and 10,119 men as the war took its units to Mesopotamia, Eritream Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Italy, Greece, Palestine, Iraq, Persia, Burma, Malaya, Brunie, Sarawak, Jawa, Siam, Indi-China and Japan. On 18 Oct 1947, the CMP (I) shed its British connection when all British Military Polices left India, and was redesignated as the Corps of Indian Military Police. In Jan 1950, it was finally renamed as `Corps of Military Police’.
3.After Independence, the Corps has served with distinction in every conflict that the Indian Army has been involved in. Though handling of Prisoners of Wars is in itself a difficult task, the magnitude of the problems posed by the 90,000 Prisoners of Wars after the liberation of Bangladesh was enormous, yet the Corps earned praise from all quarters including international agencies for its correct and skilful handling of the evacuation and internment of these prisoners.
4.The corps, though small in number, has the following awards to its credit :-
(a) PVSM - 1
(b) AVSM - 1
(c) Shaurya Chakra - 1
(d) Sena Medals - 5
(e) Mention-in-Dispatches - 5
(f) COAS’s Commendation Cards - 107
(g) VCOAS’s Commendation Cards - 09
(h) GOC-in-C’s Commendation Cards - 144
(j) Military Medal - 1
5.It is also the home of the `SHWET ASHW’ the famed CMP Motor Cycle Display Team, which was specially selected to participate in the opening ceremonies of the Asian Games 1982. “Shwet Ashw” had created a World Record by putting 133 men on 11 Motor Cycles and traversing a distance of 350 meters on the eve of Reunion celebrated on 22 Sep 95. The Centre also boasts of the Army’s only Judo Team. The Judo team over the years has won 13 Golds, seven Silvers and five Bronze medals in the National and the Tenth Asian Games.
6.In recognition of its dedicated and distinguished service, the then President of India, Shri Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy had graciously presented `Colours’ to the Corps on 24 Apr 82.
7.CMP contingents have participated in five Republic Day Parades and were adjudged the “Best Marching Contingent” on all the five occasions.
8.The CMP Brass Band is one of the best in the Indian Army. The band performed the duties at Rashtrapati Bhawan Delhi from 04 Aug 88 to 01 Nov 88 and Oct 2003 to Jan 2004 and its performance was commended by the President of India.
9.The Adjt Gen, Lt Gen Mukesh Sabharwal, PVSM,AVSM**, VSM is the present Col Comdt of the Corps. Maj Gen S.S.JOG, VSM, is the Provost Marshal.
10.The Corps is celebrating its Seventh Reunion at the Centre and School loc at Bangalore from 17 Oct 2010 to 19 Oct 2010.