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Defence accounts department

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An overview of one of the oldest departments of Govt. Of India.

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Defence accounts department

  1. 1. Ministry Of Defence Department of Defence(DoD) FINANCE WING Defence Accounts Department Department of Ex- Servicemen Welfare (DESW) Department Of Defence Production(DDP) Department of Defence Research & Development(DDR&D )
  2. 2.  Finance Division in the Ministry of Defence deals with all matters having a financial implication. This Division is headed by Secretary (Defence Finance)/Financial Adviser (Defence Services) and is fully integrated with the Ministry. It performs an advisory role.  The Ministry of Defence enjoys enhanced delegated financial powers to facilitate quicker decision making. These powers are exercised with the concurrence of the Finance Division.  Finance Division prepares and monitors Defence Services Estimates, Civil Estimates of the Ministry of Defence and the Estimates in respect of Defence Pensions.
  3. 3.  To examine all Defence matters having a financial bearing.  To render financial advice to the various functionaries of Ministry of Defence and the Services Headquarters.  To act as integrated Finance Division of Ministry of Defence.  To assist in the formulation and implementation of all schemes / proposals involving expenditure.  To assist in the formulation and implementation of Defence Plans.  To prepare Defence Budget and other estimates for the Defence Services, Civil Estimates of Ministry of Defence, estimates in respect of Defence Pensions and to monitor the progress of the scheme against the budget.
  4. 4.  To exercise post-budget vigilance to ensure that there are neither considerable shortfalls in expenditure nor unforeseen excesses.  To advise heads of branches of the Armed Forces Headquarters in the discharge of their financial responsibility.  To function as the accounting authority for the Defence Services.  To prepare the Appropriation Accounts for the Defence Services.  To discharge the responsibility for payments and internal audit of Defence expenditure through the Controller General of Defence Accounts.
  5. 5.  Controller General of Defence Accounts as the Head of the Department.  The duties of the Defence Accounts Department are broadly audit, payment and accounting of all charges pertaining to the Armed Forces, including bills for supplies and services rendered and for construction/repair works, pay and allowances miscellaneous charges, pensions, etc.  The organization of the Defence Accounts Department corresponds broadly to the organization of the three Services.
  6. 6.  The Department is also responsible for the audit of cash and stores account kept by the various units and formations (including arsenals, workshops and storage depots) in the three services and maintenance of pay accounts of Army Officers and combatants of Army  The manufacturing accounts of Ordnance factories and the Naval Dockyard and the store accounts of the Ordnance factories are also kept by the Defence Accounts Department.  They also maintain Accounts relating to works services and audit the construction and other accounts relating to works project maintained by Military Engineer Services.
  7. 7.  In addition to the duties mentioned above, the Controller of Defence Accounts function as Local Financial Advisers to the General Officers Commanding-in-Chief of Commands, Area Commanders, etc.  In addition, it also caters for Defence Research & Development Organisation, the Canteen Store Department, the Coast Guard, the Border Roads Organisation and Inter- Service Organisations under the Ministry of Defence
  8. 8. “ We strive to achieve excellence and professionalism in accounting and financial services and in performing audit functions”
  9. 9. “The Defence Accounts Department is committed to render efficient, correct and prompt accounting, payment and financial services leading to customer satisfaction. It is also committed to render efficient audit services to ensure public accountability”
  10. 10. CGDA 4 ADDL CsGDA 19 PCsDA/PIFAs 70 CDA LEVEL OFFICERS 450 IDAS OFFICERS 20681 OFFICERS & STAFF
  11. 11. Any Questions ?
  12. 12. Thank You

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