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Indian Civil Accounts Service

Indian Civil Accounts Organisation performs a key role in delivery of financial management services for the Government of India. The organisation provides payment services, supports the tax collection system, performs government-wide accounting, financial reporting functions and carries out internal audit in civil ministries of the Union Government. Controller General of Accounts (CGA) in Ministry of Finance heads the organisation and is responsible for administering this system. The organisation has been at the forefront in leveraging information technology for delivery of these services in consonance with the constantly changing technological environment and increasing ICT penetration in the country. The goal is to provide reliable information that brings transparency in the use and reporting of public funds through an integrated government-wide financial information system. Accordingly the focus has been on providing client oriented, integrated applications that aim at achieving operational efficiency across streams of public financial management system.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Principles, forms and standards of accounting
    • Receipts and Payments
    • Pension
    • Accounting and Financial Reporting
    • Internal Audit

Service Hierarchy:


Grade Designation in field Designation in headquarters
Junior time scale Assistant accountant general Asstt. Director
Senior time scale Deputy accountant general Deputy director
Junior administrative grade Sr. Deputy accountant general Director
NFSG of junior administrative grade Sr. deputy accountant general Director
Senior administrative grade Accountant general Pr. Director
Principal accountant general Director general
Addl. Deputy C&AG
Deputy C&AG


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